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The New York Coyamunist COMMUNIST.
fluence The New York The offices were thoroughly ransacked, most of the interest of the country. my first thought the papers seized without anyone being allowed to at the moment when the Bolshevici are definitely make a record, and much wanton damage done, crushed will be to fix the date for the elections to while Comrade Martens and members of his staff and cannot in the future ever be anything but the Constituent Assembly. Russia cannot now Official Organ of the Left Wing Section, were dragged before the committee and subjected to Socialist Party democratic State where all questions involving Onped and Controlled by Local grilling behind closed doors, even being denied modifications of the territorial frontiers and of counsel. Finding that these brutal tactics were external relations must be ratified by a representa Gronter New York not as popular as was imagined, the committee has live body which is the national expression of the JOHN REED.
Editor taken refuge in denial of responsibility, though people sovereignty the Government afirms EADMONN MACALPINE Associate Editor the fact that it proceeded to grill the men arrested the equality before the law of all citizens withous BENJAMIN GITLOW Business Manager clearly proves that the raid was carried out by its any special pririlege. All shall receive, without Editorial Board Distinction oj origin or religion, the protection of HOURWICH ZUCKER the State and of the law.
While it is true that Russia is not recognized by WOLFE WILENKIN the government of the United States, yet beyond With this reply the great Powers express them.
doubt Comrade Martens has semi oficial status selves satisfied, and money, food and munitions of Published Every Woek.
in this country. On being appointed to his present war are to be furnished, that the bloody work of office he notified the Federal Government of his making Russia safe for capitalism may go on SUBSCRIPTION RATES presence and his mission here. These facts would The recognition accorded Kolchak has not come Year. 00 be suficient, under any government carried on with as a surprise to that section of the workers which Months 50 respect for the observance of capitalist legality, onderstands the forces ai work. Capitalist Im3 Months. 75 to protect Comrade Martens from interference from perialism could not do other than oppose Bolshevany source other than the Federal Government. ism. The success of Bolshevism in Russia, or in Yet this committee, which is at best only an official any country, spells the doom of the present sy Single Copies, Cents State investigating body, assumes the functions of tem of society, and the men who are assembled at Bundle Orders of 10 or over, Cents Copy. the national government. If every private indi Paris are conmissioned to see that, whatever else 43 West 29th Street. New York City vidual, who happens to have suficient moneyed id may happen, capitalism survives. It was for this behind him, is to be allowed to usurp reason that the Associated Powers first underlook governn. ental powers, then even the laws of cap the invasion of Russia under cover of assisting the Comrade John Reed has been granted a few italist governments are broken down and the coun Czechoslovaks to leave the country and take the weeks leave in order to finish his book, Kornilov try is handed over to the rule of the mob.
field against Germany on the Western front. Into Brest Litovsk which is announced to appear in Bourgeois democracy rests upon the fiction that vasion has been a hopelsa failure September. He will continue to contribute to the government is the organized will of the people, The German advance into Russia after Brestfunctioning through duly appointed representatives. Litovsk broke down much of the disagreement that paper during his absence.
Linder the laws, which it has set up for its own must necessarily arise during the first days of the safety, the right of the individual to a certain mo transition period from capitalism to Socialism; dicum of security from indiscriminate violence is the Allied invasion swept away the remaining disGreetings guaranteed. Socialists have had ample demon sentions, and united the whole population solidly ftration that, in these days of tottering capitalism. against external aegression. For over a year Bol.
IN Socialist Party. Local Greater New York, The even the pretense of these guarantees has been shevik Russis has been heinmed in by a ring of swept aside. The average worker has yet to learn Communist extends greetings to the delegates to foreign bayonets, while famine clutched at its the true nature of bourgeuis government. Archi throat, but to a man the Russian workers and peasthe National Left Wing Conference, the representabald Stevenson and the Lusk investigating com ants, often with no other weapons than their bare tive of the revolutionary spirit of the working masses of America. All over the earth the workers mittee are contributing to his education.
hands, rose to the defense of the revolution and thrust back the invaders. All the time crying out are rising to greet the new dawn which is already the glad tidings of their new freedom in their combright in the eastern sky. In Russia and Hungary; the workers are building the new society of the Recognizing Russia rade workers of other lands.
in Sedier out of the changes of Capitalism. in Germany AFTER Over two years of iniquitous intrigue the sheriki by a military invasion the great powers the Spartacides are naging a desperate conflict for resorted to the dark ways of diplomacy, but here the conquest of power, and throughout the old cided ca a mure or ts open policy towards Russia.
too the workers Government outwitlod thom world the class conscious workers are marshalling intrigues: the most reactionary elements in Russia And their decision is in line with their previous Every sroposal, made to disrupt the workers fare their forces for the final assault on the citadel of are to be accorded what virtually amounts to re was answered with appalling frankness, often Capitalism.
replies, over heads of the governments, to the These great changes have produced much that is cognition, and are to receive, openly and officially, peoples of the Allied countries. And then the Alglorious and heroic, great Comrades have made the all the help that the present temper of the world workers will allow. This action by the Associated would do its work, waiting, with but enough military lies began their policy of waiting until starvation final sacrifice in the struggle, and the hearts of Socialists the world over beat with new enthusiasm Powers is a fitting conclusion to one of the blackest activity to draw men from the fields, Irst they reap our Comrades have been tried and not found wants the great Powers attempt to strangle the struggling viki conquered; the workers of the Allied countrica of the world the story of chapters in the history new crops and balk starvation. But again the Bolsho ing. But much that clouds the sky of our hopes worker masses of Russia.
has also happened. Reaction has found a ready response in certain sections of our movement, and It is needless to recount here the outstanding and louder and louder grew the demand to withdraw what we had hitherto been disposed to believe was points in this foul story: Brest Litovsk and the the troops and let Russia carve her own desting, anmerely a difference of ways and means of accom subsequent German im asion; the Allied invasion; til finally the very troops became corrupted.
plishing a common object, has developed into a the secret attempts, made under cover of diplomatic Clearly in face of these dificulties it was imposa breach so wide that machine guns and rifle bullets immunity, to foster the cuunter revolution; the sible for the great powers to continue their schemes have become the arbiters of the dispute. In our attempt to cut off Petrograd and starve its popuBut Russia must not be allowed to survive in her ranks were many whom lation to death; the food blockade to accomplish felt would falter in the decisive hour, but few dreamt that we were harbor the starvation of the whole country; the attempted present state. And so Kolchak is singled out to ing within our bosoms the vipers of bourgeois redestruction of the crops of the Ukraine for the same be the instrument of Allied reaction. It is the action.
purpose; the Siberian death train: the wholesale last desperate attempt of bankrupt Capitalism to As a result of the developments of the struggle sabotage of the machinery of production; the forthe movement, whose solidarity was our boast, has gery of documents to mislead the outside workers The treatment accorded Russia was to be the acid into the belief that Bolshevism was a foul. and test of the good will of the Allied nations, accordbeen split in fragments. But our task admits of ing to Mr. Wilson. But the good will of nations no regrets, we must profit from the experiences of vicious tyranny. All these and countless other inmatters little these days, and Russia is fated to be those in action. It is because of these developments cidents are stamped on the hearts of the class conand because we are determined to learn the lessons scious workers of all lands in letters of living fire.
more than the test of good will. Russia is the they teach, that you are to gather in convention. And now comes the recognition of Kolchak bidy acid test of the success or failure of the world On you devolves the task of rebuilding the Socialist regime, and the promise of added strength to the social revolution. In their ability to deal with movement in America, rebuilding it pot Russia lay the future of the capitalist attions of the hand that wealds the iron tipped kort against the world. The story of the past two yes is the sands of political and industrial opportunism, but the bared backs of the Russian workers and peas black stain of the acid test of good will. The roon the solid rock of revolutionary Socialism. The ants.
cognition of Kolchak is the adniission of the failtask is no casy one, yours is not to pull down the In their letter proposing the step the Associated ure of the Alliod scheme to defeat Bolshevism.
old structure, it has fallen of its own innate decay, Powers still use the same idealistic language which but to construct the new characterized their announcement of intervention On your actions, and above all on the actions of Then they disavowed any desire to interfere in the News About Kolchak the men and women in whose names you speak, internal affairs of Russia, and proceeded to inter depends the immediate future of our movement. fere as fast as troops could be shipped into the Admiral Kolchak has, apparently, adopted the The eyes of our European Comrades are often country; now they we the self same expression strategy which was wood by the Crecho Sloveka turned towards America, they are watching us in while throwing support to the only elements which about year ago, when they started westward this crisis. We know that you will be worthy of still conform to the worst traditions of Cuarist rale movement on their way to France. It has beu the task and the hour. The Allied and Associated Governments now wish established beyond doubt that Kolchak is continuto declare formally that the object of their policy ing his sucoessful march on Moscow.
is to restore peace within Russia by enabling the castward direction. The workers and peasants of Mob Government Russian people to resume control of their own af. Russia seem to be onger to help him along. Adfairs through the instrumentality of a freely elected cording to the latest information, they are doing THE committee, which is a present wasting the Constituent Assembly they wish to be assured their best to show their appreciation of his noble what purports to be an investigation of Bolshevism for the civil and religious liberty of all Russica ci small minority of its population the workers and distinguished itself on June 12, by brutal tizens and will make no attempt to reintroduce the possanto by considerably reducing his barden of raid on the ofhces of Comrade Martens, the rep So men and guns, making it easiet for him to haster resentative in this country of the Russian Sóvict the miserable farce of democratic aims contindes, on toward Vladivostok The correspondents to Goveriment. The raid was conducted by the State and in his reply Kolchak, with the blood of the Rue port persistent rumorr in Siberia, to the effect that constabulary, headed by one, Archibald Steven sian workers and peasants still dripping from his kolchak on his way to Moscow, intends to visit son, who apparently derives his power from the bayonets, with the ink on his ukusca, forbidding the New York, where will be entertained by the fact that he is secretary of the Union raguo Club workers to organize under penalty of death, not Union loague Club. It is also said, that he will and the rumor that hó is about to be given job yot dry, uses the same language. shall not stop off at Tokio to receive the order of The rith the investigating committee.
retain that power one day longer than required by Knights of Democracy from tho Mikado.