se New York Communist The Pink Terror gone, at an outworn tactic.
won VII. Secret Diplomacy in the 4th AB FTER having re organized the local to such was alright, by showing that under proletarian plot, and moved a resolution condemning Karlin an extent that the sale of dues slamps was dictatorship lawyers would starve to death actions.
barely sufficient to provide cigars for ExecuNothing daunted by his first failure Karlin in Caught pick handed, the plotters admitted the tive Committee meetings, the semicomrades who duced a young comrade, who incidentally was eleven charge but tried to make it appear that the whole months in artears with his dues, to send out postal meeting, held in the furnace room of that building cards calling for a secret caucus at Karlin office arose to the defense. She said that she had to that the time for re organizations has on May 23. Conscience stricken at his act this ceived a letter signed comrade calling ba to least as far as Local New York was concerned.
youngster remained away from the meeting, but Karlin office, and, thinking that ill had befallen One of the leading Pink Terrorists from Kings, several remicomrades attended. One such was Eva their leader, bastened round to the financial sec clutching a bomb in the shape of a sheaf of rans Glut, who had been so broken hearted by the de retary to ask his advice. He told her to go. She ganization letters, reported that the work was not feat of both Karlin and London at the last elections went and found a few comrades. They had an emeeting with much success in Brooklyn Branches that she had serjained sway from the Branch meetjoyable time and discussed matters in general. Nostcadrastly refusing to be re organized, expelled ings since last November.
turally she had enquired about the Branch and or suspended and even joering at the divine right of In the musty law office it was decided to expel told that the Branch was all Left and on hearing asked whether matters were alright.
She was the State Committee in the persons of the committee of three. Reports from the seat of The Terror Branch, one of whom was the organizer, and to retwo of the most anarchistic members of the this distressing Liews was going to resign but Ker lin advised her to wait as the Branch would event ber of Horrors, also frowned on seorganization organize the Branch at the coming Friday meeting. ually be re organized. But there was no Cance, Lacking the pretext that the Branch had joined the and no plot to re organize the Branch!
Left Wing, another illegality was concocted: faThis naive recital threw the Branch memben But said the High Chief Proletarian some voring the City Committee call for a City Conven.
thing must be done. This weighty contribution ing the City Committee call for a City Couven.
into roars of laughttr. Karlin then rose and said the whole affair was a joke, but if the Branch was to the discussion was received with much nodding tion.
not disposed 19 regard it so, then let them go ahead of heads. Seeing which the speaker lost his temper Getting wind of what was happening the Branch and condemo his wenty long years of service: and cried angrily! odding your heads will acoflicials sent out a call for attendance at the Branch Shoot if you will this old grey head.
complish nothing. The Left Wing is sweeping the meeting on the ground that a few unscrupulous motion was made, at the conclusion of his State and unless we can cope with the situation, members are trying to disrupt the Branch. The harangue, to withdraw all officers of the Branch we will all have to go to work in future. Such a Call also carried a notice to this effect, apparently who were involved in the secret caucus. This feat dread possibility stanled the semi comrades into activity. Suggestion after suggestion was made phistry. The members of the secret caucus, howmistaking it for semicomrade Gerber usual so Karlin removal as a delegate to the Central Committee. He rushed up to the maker of the motion, and rejected until an ex Assemblyman, who on ac.
count of his political experience was listened to ever. were very much alarmed. nearly coming to demanding to know. What crime have commit blows. it is said, over who caused the leak. At ted? So threatening was his attitude that the with great attention, suggested that all semblance a hurried gathering before the mecting they de comrades rushed up to prevent him from breaking of hostility Le dropped towards the insurgents yet cided to call of the re organization and to bear his well known principles, which are opposed to unre organized, while the loyal members are with the most anarchistic members for a while violence. After about 15 minutes chaos, order approached secretly and when suficient strength longer.
was restored. In spite of the filibuster kept up is mustered in any one branch, that branch carry out re organization on its own initiative. When the meeting opened and the letter from by Karlin and other conspirators, the motion the City Committee was read Karlin leaped to his finally carried. At a subrequent meeting Untrecht Seni comrade Karlin immediately volunteered feat and in his best legal manner warned the Branch was elected delegate to the Central Committee, but to try this plan in his anch, the 4th It members that acceptance of the City Committee when he attempted to attend the special Centrul appears that Karlin has been very active in this cali was i!! egal, as the State Committee might Committee on June 11, he was refused admittance Branch since the beginning of the year, having any moment teclare the pain.
On Friday Karlins heroic but we attempf got himself elected to the Central Committee when it legal. Finding that the branch was disposed to capture the Branch for the Right Wing was to found that the machine was apbehoecan. 21. ad warning, the members of the secret warded by nominating him for the bench from the Plans were immediately laid and Karlin, after caucus decided to instruct the delegates. So 6th without the knowledge of the 4th much hand shaking hurried from the meeting. His much for the illegality of the City Committee!
It is boped that suficient Right Wing lawyers first act was to send a letter to the financial secrecan be elected to judeships in the fall, they will retary of the Branch asking bia to call at his har. As the hour grew late, Karlin and the members be able to soak the prominent Left Wingers for lin law office. This the financial secret ry re of the secret caucus became openly elated: the sec sufficient strelcbes to enable the Party to be made fused to do, suspecting that Karlin was going to ret was still theirs. But alas. under new business sale for the Pink, and, in exceptional cases, the try and convince him that political democracy the financial secretary unfolded the details of the light Red semi comrades way.
Why Political Democracy are content even to lose money so long as they con. do not go to the ballot bok They go on strike trol the avenue of public expression. News is The pity is that they do not see that this, too, Must Go practically a monopoly of one great press associa. the way to gain control of the State political tion, which expresses clearly and faithfully the act and that this is the only (Continued from page 5)
great capitalist point of view. Editors and reporters The only power which the capitalist power on who do not conform to this view are discharged and not oppose is the organized and unified action of the Cleveland Aldermen, etc. were deprived of boycotted; a black ist exists.
the proletarian man their mats in the most cynical manner by the capi In this way news is practically denied to the talists, and thus Socialist political action was comlahor press. The advertisers are leagued not to adpletely nullified Tertise in radical papers, so as to make it impossible The Telescope But all this is nothing to the indirect influence for them to do more than exist. And to cap the exerted upon the people by the capitalist control climax, the Postmaster General may exclude from THE Call has discovered that the last Wing is of the churches, the schools and the press. During the mails any publication which he sees fit, without the war we have seen very clearly the relation between the great capitalists and the churches and often insupportable damage upon the publication the overalls of the proletarian. Now we are getting giving any reason; thus entailing, immense and nates, and corporation directors masquerading in schools. The capitalists give the money which and its backers, and preventi. the discussion of at the real rason for the suspension of the seven supports the church and pays the minister; which political and economic questions.
federations they are suspected of being capitalista!
endows the largest universities and pays the pro There are those who say, This is not the fault fessors. In some cases, during the war, the State of political democracy. It is an abuse of democ.
Councils of Defense threatened ministers who racy, which, if remedied, would permit the frame the proceeds from the sale of dues sampe Pathetic Figures, No. 3: Julius Carber olmating dared to preach against the war; others lost their crercise of the ballot to conquer political power.
positions. The same thing is true, in a more glar. Let it be admitted that these conditions are annsual, ing degree, of the teachers in schools and uni and that in normal times there would be more free The Society of the Commonwealth Center, and versities. The pressure of the capitalist endow. dom of expression to the Labor Movement. But ganization within the disorganization, which con ments, be Boards of Directors of Churches and the that is just the poins in abnormal times political trols the so called People House, has nocomplished Overseess of the Universities and Schools, forced democracy breaks down, and it is always abnormal another victory for the good old democratic prin teachers and ministers to keep silence, or drove times when the capitalist class fears that the workers ciples, which we hear so much about in the Coll.
them belpless into a hostile world, where for all practical purposes a complete black list existed. pression of the political power of the workers is auditorium to the City Convention may conquer political powe. The open sup of free speech and free semblage by refusing the And since the War has ended, this process of driv. simply an indication of what goes on successfully ing out economic and political beretics still goes all the time. The Socialist is not sating Right Wing pris on, though with increased vigor, under cover of Property is power. Property in political power. oiples says the orgu in its last imena Be wo the cry of Bolshevism. In the public schools and Only the abolition of propity will ensure the work don blame it; the Right Wing has no principles the State Universities, also, the same action takon ing of real democracy, and only the dictatorship or for that matter principals either, consequeatly place, and with even more speed and brutality, of the proletariat can abolish property. it would be hard for The Socialist to take nothing wing to the capitalist control of the political meA majority in Congren and the Supreme Court, thinery. This is supplemented, in cases where it is awkward or inadvisable to invoke the law, by lynch give the workers power. The capitalist class door without the dictatorship of the proletariat, will not But we don want to be bard on The Socialist ings and mob violence provoked by Chambers of not control the State because it has a majority in and we will say that, outside of The Call, it com Commerce and National Security Leagues, and by Congress. It has a majoring in Congress, because DONT stating nothing is homely posible.
deliberately falsified investigations, whose object controls the machinery of the State, under the is to mis present the Labor Movemen such dictatorship of the bourgeoisie. Let the dead past bury its dood sayo The So way u to set the Governmental machinery in The industrial era has brought with it a cow kind cialist. We suppose this is not notice that the Right of political action, the action of the masses on the Wing ofboo bolders are going into the funeral be press is a still more powerful weapon. The conomic field, strikes, demonstrations, insurrec. ol of newspapers, and especially of the popu. tions. This form of action is well known to us, it 1ar magazines, has of late yoars been concentrated is well established, and even legal. When workers We sugrant that they make it. 00 operative 000in the hands of the great capitalistic interests, who want a raise of wages or decrease of hours, they corn.