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COMMUNIST CHAIN OF COMMAND
Party of USSR
of Communist and
Control & Review Youth
Aglt. & Prop. Colonial
International Front Organizations
—International Union of Students
World Federation of Trade Unions
Women's International Democratic Fed.--
World Federation of Democratic Youth
Association of Democratic Lawyers
Association of Democratic Journalists
World Peace Congress -j
World Federation of Scientific Workers
Chairman, Labor secy, Educ. dir.
Org. secy. Youth dir., Organizer
National Board, CPUSA
American Front Organizations |
-Congress of American Women I
-Labor Youth League '
National Lawyers Guild '
|~Peace Information Center
—I National labor Peace Conf.
[_Conf. on Peaceful Alternatives
Civil Rights Congress
Am. Con. for Prot. of For.Born
Council on African Affairs
Com. for a Dem. Far Eastern Pol.
National Committee, CPUSA
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District (state) Committees
Chairman, Ex. secy, Org. secy.,
Educ. dir., IoduBt. secy.,
Press dir., etc.
Chairman, Organizer, Org. secy.,
Educ. dir., InduBt. secy.
Press dir., etc.
Ariz. N. J. Conn.
Shop or Community Club
b n Ws book. From Bryan to Stalin. William Z. Foster,
fc v chairman, describes the expulsion of members of the
r Lil executive or national committee for a variety of
<j;||"ns utterly foreign to the American political scene.
EL *y> Lore, and Askeli were- expelled in 1923-24 as
I -r!'sts- J- P- Cannon and others were expelled in 1928
"fieri "'Myites." Jay Lovestone was expelled in 1929 for
tl, opportunist tendencies of a semi-Social Democratic
ET '"-'h-r and because he violated a decision of the Coin
a* ''■ Earl Browder's expulsion of February 5, 1946, was
°n charges of "factional activity," attacks on the
■Ship ol the French Communist Partv, anil "ri-vision-
Marxism," anil "obstructive passivity.
n,. '' Penalties which may In- invoked lor these offenses
Private censure: (2) public- censure; (3) removal
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from committees; (4) removal from all responsible work;
(5) expulsion from the Party. We might add a category
of self-censure. In 1929 alter the expulsion of Jay Lovestone as genera] secretary of the Partv. and in 1945 after
similar aetion against Earl Browder as general secretary,
Party leaders hastened to admit their errors in support of
these leaders and to publicly repudiate them.
In order to insure unquestioning obedience to its mandates, the international Communist movement inculcates
complete subservience to its "leader." Thus Joseph Stalin
was referred to in such superlative terms as "the leader
ol progressive humanity," "the- great defender of peace,
"great successor in the cause of the immortal Lenin,' the