:SA as just
sis of typi-
; talk anil
. The 1941
this provision could not apply to their unceasing efforts to
undermine and destroy the United States Constitution.
How can William Z. Foster, or the parry he heads, be
trusted to defend the United States Constitution when he
frankly states in his 23 Questions that "tlie Stalin Constitution of the USSR is far and away the most democratic in
Nowhere in the world has communism, or "socialism,"
•is ihe Communists sometimes call it. been established by
the freely expressed will of the majority. This has been
true from the time of the Russian Revolution in 1917 to
the satellite countries of the present day. In every ease
these actions have been applauded by the CPUSA. Never-
Communisi theless .„ Artk.le n ^ CpuSA st.ln(]s for t,K, Vstablish-
anv impres ment of socialism by the free choice of the majority of the
traditions 0 American people." As a matter of fact, the Communists
3 documen hold this majority in complete disrespect as indicated bv
their open contempt for the democratic institutions which
,, political express the will of this majority.
°M'"A" In order to give the impression that the CPUSA is
. thoroughly democratic in character, Article VII declares
P • l', fothllt '''"' highest authority of the Party is the National
nnciples Convention." The fact is that these conventions can be
„_, held only with Moscow's permission in accordance with
'" S\'>S, -.a"1'" to'lslitntion of the Communist International, a proce-
„m5", JJBre still in force. Those who have attended these conven-
fo'n*0 fi /'°"s nave acknowledged that delegates are handpicked
i , il aDove am' usually approve a single slate of members
d to "°,K! of the national committee without contest. These gather-
r ^ \ lf>'r'"s mere'v rubberstamp decisions previously made in the
Sl'Si1,' si "|)p(T reaches of the Communist hierarchy.
plci g( is Yhe Communis! Party is torn between its desire to
:racy a J'ssme the American people that it is not affiliated with
' i ' Jfoscow's international Communist apparatus and its
reference I »errnination, on the other hand, to demonstrate its affilia-
thc ng i ^0n ,lIK] unswerving loyalty to that organization. Having
pokesmenj kgnjy acknowledged its affiliation with the Communist
nstrated al bernational for over twenty years, the CPUSA on Novem-
:t, in his I ^ ,6 1Q40 "disaffiliated"'itself "for the specific purpose
SlKU '' removing itself from the terms of the so-called Voorhis
W'tt " requiring the registration of foreign agents. On May
1 1943, the Communist International was formally dis-
..ing the subsequent endorsement
his term il (t|u, disaffiliated CPUSA. The sincerity of this move may
imply an 'Js measured in the light of the testimony of Louis F.
, KVed as an expedient to placate Russia's allies in
is the p i , var ]| t||(1 action receiving the subsequent endors
I "denz, former member of the national committee of the
,s ° |°USA and former managing editor of its official organ.
r the ailv i(, rjajly Worker. Describing a meeting of the Party vxec-
■ fVes with Gerhard Eisler, alias Hans Berger, representa-
nble pi nl" ve (lf ti,(, Communist International. Budenz declared
of Indepet lmer Qath Qn November 22> 1946.
(1 l.l ^°vv'. 1 want lo jiri here to the dissolution of the Communist
:t that the International ° ° ° This issue (of The Communist) we were
denied ti'( discussing was thi e that discussed the Communist International. ° ° ° And it was agreed that Mr, Berger should
otr t *r'le this piece which he tliil write, in order to show our
i promi ^ comrades that international still lives ° ° " even with the dis-
class and l»olution of the Coi unisl International.
e Party, Sj p article by Hans Berger referred to, entitled "Remarks
rican work the Discussion Concerning the Dissolution of the Com-
ihat are tl1'.'"nist International," appeared in The Communist (olfi-
j" CPUSA theoretical organ) for November, L943.
ill defend I 111 September, 1947, tlie information bureau of the
1 J> " September, 1917, the information bureau
Rights aii-'1 ''niiinnist parties was established. In a statement appcar-
unists do Pin the Daily Worker on November 3, 1917. the national
; progress!* 'Ud „f ,|1(, CPUSA formally announced that the Coniniu-
june. ' '''s I "inn vi News, June, 1956
WIDI-: WORLD rami.
Gerhard Eisler, center, who in 1949 jumped $23,500 bail and stowed away
on the Polish ship Batory ot New York to escape two U.S. prison sentences.
Scotland Yard Detective W. E. Bray (back to camera! and an unidentified
mon escort him from the tender Romsey at Southampton, England, following his removal from the Batory. Eisler was later slated to become Information Minister for the East German Republic in Berlin under the leadership
of German Communists.
nist Partv- "should not affiliate" because of the present
political situation in the United States" which was described as "anti-Communist hysteria and war incitement."
It did not say that it has not affiliated. The statement
acknowledged, however, that "tlie establishment of an
Information Bureau by nine Communist Parties of Europe
is of great significance." It is in this light that the state-
meni in the preamble declaring that "the Communist Party
holds as a basic principle that there is an identity of interest which serves as a common bond uniting the workers ol
all lands" should be judged. To mislead those who interpret this document literally, the preamble adds the assur-
rance that the Party "recognizes further that the true
national interests of our country ° ° ° require the solidarity
of all freedom-loving peoples and the continued and ever-
closer cooperation of the United Nations" in order to give
the impression that the IN and not the Cominform represents that international "common bond." The fact is that
there have been convincing proofs of the CPUSA's actual
affiliation with the Cominform as demonstrated by—
1. Complete adherence to and endorsement of
2. Printing of Cominform directives in official
organs of the CPUSA, such as the monthly Political
3. Printing of CPUSA statements of policy and
reports on activity in the official Cominform organ
For a Fasting Peace. For a People's Democracy.
4. Fraternal greetings and support sent by the