The New York Communist Left Wing Notes every York City.
TE Left Wing organization has decided to sup Editor of THE COMMUNIST: The members of the bers to sand firm and proceed with thetr bus Cae port the following nominees and ask all re17th read Mr. Blumstein letter in the May curred in volutionary Socialists to do likewise: 8th issue of the COMMUNIST, with a great consensus Motion carried that the same action be taken by all other suspended branch, and that the secretary send a lot For the National Executive Committee, 1st Dis of opinion that we are very fortunate to have had to the 2nd drising them how to proceed when they trict: Hourwich, Edward Lindgren, the presence of this individual in our camp, only branch is re organized.
Brooklyn, Louis Fraina, Boston, Mass. as a spy; and the feeling is one of relief rather Recommendation that the basis for the Left Wing No For International Delegates: Ferguson, Chi than dismay, at the loss of the best and only orig.
tional Convention be the arceptance of the Left Wing Hard festo and Program with amendments and to work out cago, John Reed, Louis Fraina, Bos. inal Minutes Stealer in the organization. Constitution. Concurred in.
lon, Mass. Ruthenberg, Cleveland, Mr. Blumnstein claims that in publishing certain Motion carried that the latter part of Section (C) and For Executive Secretary of Local New York: remarks his, THE COMMUNIST blackmailed him. E) on page 13 he stricken out from the Manifesto.
Does Mr. Blumstein know what blackmail really is, Recommendation that the delegates to the National Com vention we their own discretion on matter they are not be or is it possible that the editor of THE COMMUNIST tructed in, always preserving the Left Wing principles In view of the referendum on the State Executive demanded that Blumstein turn over substantia! Concurred in.
Committee resolution to expel all branches and paras Mr. Blumstein means to deny that he pointed that purpose. Concurred in.
of his private fortune as hush money?
Recommendation that the place for the calling of the National Convention be left to the committen called for locals that have joined the Left Wing Section, all the branches and locals throughout the State should out certain Party Members to a policeman, declarRecommendation that the representation be one for make arrangements to have Left Wing speakers ing that they are Anarchists and should be deport.
mbers fraction thereof without limitation state our case.
ed, then to his other accomplishnients he has added to maximum representation. Concurred in Recommendation to elect 12 delegates and throe alter that of being a liar, because the writer can at any nates. Concurred in.
Left Wing speakers can be secured by com time produce the members whom he so attacked. Delegates elected are: Lindgren, Hourwich, Lore, Pue Waton, Wolfe, MacAlpine, Reed, Larkin, Cohen, Zacker and municating with Maximilian Cohen, Secretary of It is possible that Mr. Blumstein was at the time in the Left Wing Section, 43 West 29th Street, New such a rage that he does not remember having Vaughn, Gillow. Alternates elected are: Hammer, Brodeky and made the statements. The writer would be quito Motion carried that the Executive Committee with the willing to accept this explanation which is probably Left Wing members of regular City Committee, proceed All Left Wing communications for this column the true one, and it would also justify Mr. Blum. once for the calling of a meeting of the Convention of a the Greater New York loca! for the purpose of consolidat should be addressed to Maximilian Cohen, 43 West stein existence as a member of the outlaw execu.
ing them into one local, and that it be done immediately.
29th Street, and should reach him not later than tive committee of Local New York.
Motion carried to call membership meeting and elect Tuesday morning for insertion the same week. Fraternally, there an emergency committee to function for the expelled members and branches JULIUS CODKIND.
Announcement that Local Queens donated 00. That Appeal for Funds for The Communist they will initiate motion to stop the expulsion of me bera.
COMRADES: The Left Wing is in need of funds for 2nd Kings has joined the Left Wing.
dues paying Motion carried to refer to the Executive Coromittee the the issuance of its paper; we have selling of Martens newly translated book Year of Pro membership and are solely dependent upon the Italian Branch of the 2nd Manhattan, letarian Dictatorehip. and the printing of the book by voluntary tributions of comrades for our sup: unanimously joined the Left Wing.
port. If you think our movement is necessary, if Charges were preferred against Cornell; that be voted against the Left Wing on all propositions at moci you feel that we must have public expression, you Regular meeting of the City Committee held May 11th. Local Kings Charges referred to the Executive must come to our support. In the present crisis, 1919.
Meeting adjourned more than ever before, we must keep in the field, Meeting called to order and Comrade Hammer elected FANNIE HOROWITZ our paper must be published. WE NEED FUNDS u chairman Recording Secretary Minutes of the previous meeting read and accepted with one correction.
Cleveland, May 8, 1919.
Following credentials submitted and accepted: charges have now been preferred against GitDear Comrade: Thank you very much for the check for Schachter and Dolgin, 171b 10. 00 for subscriptions. It is especially appreciated at Halpern and Sirkin, Jewish Br. 3, Local Bronx.
Nesim and Pfeffer, 2nd Wing has dropped its investigation of him.
In regard to the May Day Demonstration and the at Steinhilber and Reichenthal Branch Ridgewood No.
tack made upon us by the agents of the exploiters, wrote Scharf and Goodman, Branch 2, 5th Local Queens We are informed that owing to the inability of the Hory for the Revolutionary 4x4, and also sent an ac Camorda and Quintiliani, 2nd Italian count which appears in this week. Socialist Nex to The The following communications were read: the Right Wing spies to get material, The Socialist New York Call. No doubt one of these will reach you. letter from Local Hartford that they voted for the will only appear once every two weeks, weather At the present time the tools of the ruling class are Manifest and send their greitings to us. Letter filed. and other circumstances trying their utmost to make use of the fact that in the From Local Queens that the Executive Commitee inpermitting fighting which resulted from the attack upon us, two po structed ita delegates to the Central Committee to express licemen were hurt, to railroad Tom Clifford and me to the the intentios of Local Queens to help the 17th D. to This will be a great disappointment to many penitentiary for from one to fifteen years. The charge retain its membership, and to instruct the delegates to the comrades who are awaiting with breathless interest against us is assault with intent to kill, and the basis of the State Committee demanding that the Berenberg resolu charge is speech, or speeches, we made urging people to tion be submitied to a referendum at once. Communicafor Berenberg to reach the Left Wing Manifesto participate in the May Day Demostration.
tion referred to Executive Committee.
and Program in his article The Left Wing ManiA gang. probably picked for the job, smashed our head. From the Lettish Branch, donating money order of festo.
quarters while the comrades were fighting against the 26. 20 for the COMMUNIST. Accepted.
gangsters and hoodlums, sided by police, who attacked From Duffalo, with a contribution from Polish Branch, them. Everything was smashed or stolen, of course, amounting to 65. Accepted.
We, ourselves, find it difficult to curb our impewe are working under difficulties just now. We have Leaflet from Cleveland relerred to the COMMUNIST.
tience for further utterances from Louis Waldman about a hundred comrades the work house, most of From five locals up state asking for Let Wing speak. as to what Socialism really is.
whom, in addition to their days, have a fine included in ert Request has already been complied with and Gillow their sentencer, and we must raise 2, 500. 00 to pay there to go as speaker. Communication filed.
fines so that they will not have to work them out at sixty Executive Secretary report: But perhaps as he is going on the barricades he cent day, as well as to raise the funds to fight the case Income for the month of April. 1, 304 17 will not have time for writing still pending Expenditure.
1, 219 03 However, the fighting spirit of the movement is not killed. Last Monday we accepted 335 new memberian Speaking of barricades we would ask Louis in 85 14 other day is coming and we will fight on until victory is Previous balance on hand.
322 76 he going to fight like a tiger when he gets there.
Fraternally your Cash on hand. 417 90 We understand that the 2nd is going to E. RUTHENBERG Subscription lists are coming in slowly and he suggests hold a meeting for the purpose of instructing Jo.
the issuance of pledge cards, and to advertise the Com MUNIST by getting out posters or placards To initiate lius Smith as to what is really transpiring in the basic industries are lost to Organized La referendum for the recall of the Executive Secretary of his Branch. If he has not time to attend Branch bor. And the great mass of the unskilled work. Local New York. The regular membership meeting was meetings, Sc a week expended on THE COMMUNIST ers, deliberately excluded from the ranks of the Treaty. Branch Ridgewood donated 20. 00 will keep him accurately informed.
privileged skill workers of the Federation, had Executive Committee report: been recruited by the which abjured poli. Recommendation to print 5, 0wo lists of the various nomi. We are glad to learn from The Socialist that tical action of any sort, and whose object was the hoes for the coming election, and to advertise the COM. Pancho Villa is a Standard Oil bandit, as this prob conquest of the State by economic action.
MUNIST on the back of these lists. Concurred in That all delegates to City Central Committee secure relably accounts for why John Rockefeller was so The the European War leaves the great erndum ballots for the debarred branches concurred in opposed to the efforts of the United States to take in command of the industrial world, and That City Committee concur in action of editors and bo Villa dead or alive.
carmined, if they can, to destroy labor organizainess manager in printing COMMUNIST a Graphic Prew at 120. 00. Carried.
tion for good and all.
That the letter from Gerber announcing the re organini As to The Socialist enquiry about how to got This is the result of the votes of the workers who tion of the 8th D. be printed in THE COMMUNIST with Marx Capital for 50 cents, we wonder that the put the Democratic Administration in power. Docery comment, and to instruct the suspended mem editors should need Marx when they have WaldTo meet this menace a powerful movement has man, who is going to give the state the railroads, coal mines, water ways, telegraph and telephone sprung up in the ranks of Union Labor, to form a Labor Party. political organization which, by LEFT WING MEMBERlines. Pood old Charley Marx had an idea that he means of legislative reforms, will conquer power state would be abolished under Socialien for the workers. its program bears the marks of SHIP MEETING its historical genealogy the psychology of the The Right Wing has discovered that Comrade. ON Max Cohen is not an American citizen. This is small property holder, and not of the proletarian.
SUNDAY, MAY 25th, at PM.
The method of its organization shows once more causing great indignation among the Semi ComAmerican Labor invincible trust in the vote, and ATrades who have just taken out their second papers in the possibility of partnership with the capi.
MANHATTAN LYCEUM talist class.
We want to make our position clour once and for Only after painful experience will Labor realise 66 EAST 4th STREET all. Although we admit Max Cohen is at fault, we that the capitalist State is nothing less than a refuse to sign a petition to have him deported BoNEW YORK CITY sides he informs that if he had been a citisen ho machine for the oppression of one class by another, might have been an Alderman, and this decided him and that no less so in a democratic republic than to remain in the outer darkom.
under a monarchy.
TO ELECT AND INSTRUCT.
Labor cannot enter into partnership within the capitalist Siate. Labor can only win the product DELEGATES TO NATIONAL The statement of the Executive Committee of of its toil by the overthrow of the citire capitalist Local New York, concerning the Loft Wing, ronde LEFT WING CONFERENCE like Rabuschka Breshkovskaya appeal for inter system nothing less vention in Russia. To be continued Balance. oun.
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