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The New York Communist The Pink Terror VI. Unrestricted Submarine Warfare in the 1st And lo came to pass that the bellies of the The Chief High Proletarian turned the pages were present Mitchell Loeb, leader of the raid; transgressors were pinched wuh hunger.
of his book. There is the 1st he said. Leventhal, Miller and Needleman the only three But ve already sent letters out calling for Right Wingers in the lst and two utter THE Plunder bundel del omal another interestetike HE Plunderbund of Local New York Executivo Te organization meeting tomorrow, Thursday, May strangers, who came along because they knew how 29th. We can take action until we see how the to use brass knuckles. An Alderman being Decor tion. What had they done? True, they had accomplished their ambition, the Socialist Party in members will be with us Branch behaves. have hopes that most of the sary, Charney Vladek was called in for advice.
About A. they approached number 180 Local New York was purged. nine tenths of the members had been expelled or suspended, and al. pooh! responded the Congressman hench. Henry Street, and making deaf and dumb signals man. Don get sentimental. The rank and file most every Branch had been roorganized out of to Scheidemann former coachman, who was pres existence.
is all Left Wing, and must be expelled, if we re ent with a movis van, they stole up the steps of the 1st headquarters.
But, they suddenly discovered, they had killed him to have a decent Party. Don worry about At a concerted signal they burst in at the sido the goose that laid the golden egs! No more mem.
Now up spake Alderman Calman, who, as the door. The House Chairman, Comrade Furman, bers no more dues stomps! No more dues stamps Pioneer Furniture Snatcher of the Socialist Party, who happened to be in the hall, manifested a mild no more soft jobs! No more Branches no more well paid lectures for the Inner Circle! No more was listened to with great respect upon this subject objection to the proceedings. Mitchell Loeb seized membership and the Party leaders would have against the Left Wingers for the District Attorney. The police force is very busy gathering evidence him by the throat, and said that if he made any ob jection, he would be black jacked. Loeb still fur.
to make living out of the labor Party! Of he said. And would prefer that we do not dis ther intimidated the House Chairman by threatencourse the Semi Comrades didn mind that; bat turb them.
ing to call the cops and have him locked up.
after all, the Labor Party was a bird in the bush, It is not necessary, remarked the Professor of Then they began to carry off the furniture and there would be competition for the jobs. Household Economy. The same results can be ob. They took everything, including piano, cut gloomy silence fell, broken only by an occa tained if we give interviews to the reporters of the down the chandeliers and broke the electric wires, sional clicking sound some Semi Comrade tight capitalist press. Perhaps you are afraid? and then broke up or tore in pieces all objects en ing his belt another hole.
The eves of the revolutionary Alderman flashed which they did not think worth while taking.
The Chief High Proletarian turned the pages of By my Victory Arch, he cried. By the War The furniture belonging the circle bis Branch Directory. They re all been reorgan Saving Stamps and two Victory Loans swear that they left, because, after all, Semi Comrade Spocized, he muttered. dolefully. Or at least we ve am afraid of nothing that is, almost nothing. tor is trying to soft soap the Yipsels, and it wouldn sent out letters inviting them to a reorganization But think that someone else should do the job do to offend them at this stage of the game.
this time. ll give you the telephone number They also left two other object one a picture But how about the Party property? asked of a Tammany truck driver who used to drive of Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg, and the Meyer London lieutenant, with a spark of hope.
Scheidemann carriage when his visited New Other a placard inscribed, Free All Political Pris The Left Wingers kept most of it, responded the York: oners! When asked why they had overlooked Chief High Proletarian. Silence again fell. What the market price on second hand furni these things, one of the bandits replied, Aw, we The Professor of Household Economy at the ture down in your ward, Alderman? asked the only took Socialist property.
Rand School cleared his throat.
Chief High Proletarian. The Socialist legislator That evening at six a convivial party of Er didn we that is to say, some of us did sune rapid figuring. estimate that the 1st prominent Socialist leaders was seen making remove the furniture. orine i7th he furniture ought to bring in enough for crul merry at a table in the Rand School Cafeteria. The asked hesitantly. Theer proceeds, lers and coffee all around in the Cafeteria down board groaned with piles of shredded wheat, and The Congressman lieutenant answered harshly, stairs, he replied.
foaming flagons of Poetum. We deposi the the ane bank with The next morning little group of Semi Com But at the re organization meeting of the Ist Meyer London Campaign Fund. He flicked rades, led by Mitchell Loeb, filed dow through the only three members showed up, looking a dust mote from his new trousers.
East Side. Great self control was needed to pre tremely nervous, one of these had never attended Well, said the Professor of Household Eco vent the sturdy little band from disrupting as they a meeting of his Branch since Morris Hillquit was got to raise funds from somewhere. passed cach bakery, but conscious of their revolu. a small boy. And meanwhile, in their empty headThere was a general growl of assent.
tionary mission, they achieved it.
quarters, one hundred and fifty members of the lost Aren there any Branches with good furniture About A. the conspirators gathered in the who refused to be re organized, met in reguDot yet re organized? asked someone.
Forward office to plan out their compaign. There lar session.
nomy, We ve The Communist Party of Lettonia in chal Democrated party nie pole the to The By Proedin TIE first Latish Party was organized at a se in Russia formed one united party. The Lettish So situation in our provinces. At present the Social Democracy of Lettonia is an integral party of the delegates to this meeting were sent by differ send fraternal delegates with instructions to work Communist Party of Russia and is now called the ent Socialist groups and represented about 2, 500 out plans for joining the Social Democratic Party Communist Party of Lettonia.
secretly organized members in different parts of the of Russia.
During its fifteen years of existence the Com.
Baltic Provinces. The new party was named the At the third congress of the Lettish Social Demomunist Party of Lettonia has passed through two Lettish Social Democratic Labor Party.
cratic Labor Party it was unanimously decided to revolutions. the first revolution of 1905, alAs is expressed in the name Lettish, the Party was join the Social Democratic Labor Party of Russia. though the Party was only a year old, we were moro organized on a national basis. At that time the Immediately afterwards all the other Social Demo successful in the actual revolutionary fight than question of national organization was one of the cratic groups working in Lettonia joined our Party any other organization.
inost debated questions among the Socialists of and we re formed it on a territorial basis under strong mass movement was in full control Russia. The Jewish Socialist Party, Bund. split the new name of The Social Democracy of Lettonia.
in our provinces under the undivided leadership away from the Social Democratic Labor Party of In its program the Social Democracy of Lettonia of the Party. We did not organize Soviets at that Russia because its national principle was not rediffered from the general party only in one import: time as was done in Petrograd, Moscow and many spected by all the other groups. The Bolsheviki as ant point the so called agrarian program which other cities in Russia because our Party was already well as the Mensheviki recognized only the territor.
our Party refused to accept. After this refusal the revolutionary Soviet, recognized by all the work ial basis of organization. Although our Party was we were granted full autonomy on this question, in ers in the Baltic Provinces. In country townorganized as a national language) organization, we view of the different developments in the agrarian ships (volosts) revolutionary Executive Commitdid not accept the so called national principle of tees were organized by the Party to take the place organization, but were led to this decision by of the local institutions of the Czar and the German merely practical considerations.
junkers, who were the main landowners in our prov.
In all centers of Lettonia comparatively strong incos group of other nationalities were already in the After the failure of the revolution the Czar field. The Bund was very active among the Jewish By Louise BRTANT armies smashed everything we had built up. Every workers, Bolsheviki and Mensheviki were active AU day walk roadside, ran with the blood of executed revolutionamong the scattered Russians. It was impossible In a dream.
ists. hundreds of Lettish peasants homes were burnto unite all these groups in one territorial organiza. All night loss od to the ground and every repressive measure that tion, and as a result there grew up disunited and In bitter safety.
Czarist brains could conceive was instituted. But rival factions all over Russia. Our now Party had even then our secret party organisation W28 mainat the beginning only a few able workers to tackle tained. Even in the darkest days of reaction, dur.
the gigantic task of converting the Lettish proletar. die when each brave comrade dies, ing the wildest orgies of execution our Party coniat to Socialism, and this virgin field consumed all Retreat when they retreat.
tinued with its work. Leaflets headed The revoloour energy; and it was chiefly for this reason that stare into the dark tion is killed Long live the revolution. covered we remained for the time being as a national or In unrelieved agony.
the posts on every pathway, ganization. The Party did not connect itself of The hours drag or.
In the early morning, when the executions of cially with any other socialist groups, but the arrested revolutionists usually took place, an over local organizations were allowed to co operate with Oh, for the sweet relief the land could be heard the cries of our Corrades all Social Democratic groups working in their ter.
To play with death again as they were shot down: Long live the Revolution. ritory.
After a short time, by energetic education and or.
On the barricades!
Long live Socialism! And the last messages from our dying Comrades were not forgotten by ganization work our Party gained the confidence of those who remained on the job.
the working masses, and thus it was easy to form the Vhat curse OR me If Soviet Russia has now left one open road to Federation Committees. local representative That lie the Baltic Sea, one opening in the long line from bodies from all Social Democratic groups. In the Sowe the Black Sea to the far north, then she and the Unity Congress in Stockholm in the early spring When Petrograd in burning world revolution must thank the uncompromising.
of 1966 all cuins of the Social Democratic group And my heart is there?
insistent work of the Communist Party o Lettonie Exiled