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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 6, June 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date June 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Title File 051
Transcript 23 Ques- mes from ie revolu- this logic, losing the lis posses- Ixperience iolence in the point ions satel- v William question! tween the ers are, of ' members is an acid ient, their i Z. Foster 1932, pre- ow most /ar upon d arouse t Union. the Stalin- Dommittee chairman id Soviet states or ■asion. « ■ defense ered this a a . before if Ml Nvh.li 1"' •t with 4 N'ne of the ten Hollywood *r'ters, directors and probers indicted for contempt °' Congress by a Woshing- ,0n, D. C, grand jury after '"Using to answer questions °* the House Un-American Activities Committee in ,947. Left to right, Robert AdriQn Scott, Edward Dmy- rVk, Samuel Ornitz, Lester j-o|e, Herbert Biberman, Al- Jerf Maltz, Alvah Bessie, °hn Howard Lawson and *ln9 Lardner, Jr. The tenth, Q'ton Trumbo, surrendered ot « later dote. vim; WORLD rim So, let Union. Here are his typical replies: 1 any vvar that may be developed between the United States and the Soviet Union can onlv be an imperialist war lt the instigation of Wall Street, and we C unists are against all imperialist wars. " ° ° itussia would never attack 'Viiirriea. * ° ° Because a soeialist government is not an aggressive government. " ° " [Referring to the Soviet attack "ii Poland:] That was just Russian land that the Polish Government had. • * • [Referring to the Soviet attack on Fin- ''ind:| Finland was the tool of reactionaries of every st rip*-. ° I have stated that we are not Koine, to fight against the s"*i'-t Union • • ° [Referring to obedience to military '"tiers:] That would depend on the circumstances. ° " *" Trial and Hearing Technique Basing itself upon Lenin's theory that the government ,i'"sisfs of "special bodies of armed men, who have at their Off •Posal prisons r, in sign lui 19471 t" littee during J , in Holiy°j ed Com""", later le" June. .. and "repressive institutions of all kinds," I 'he oppression of the vast majority of the population, r ' Communist Party, USA, which looks upon our govern- nt as tlie "enemy," has devised various methods for /'"'no exposure and prosecution which have been em- ''■<(1 from time to lime before congressional committees (l the courts. These methods include the following: 1. Denial that the CPUSA advocates overthrow of government by force and violence (Schneider- man case, case of eleven Communist leaders, case ot the "second string" thirteen). 2. Denial that the Party is an agent of a foreign power. 3. Denial of Party membership (Alger Hiss, William VV. Remington). 4. Denial of legal authority to compel answers to questions regarding Partv affiliation (Hollywood Ten). 5. Refusal to answer questions regarding Party affiliation, claiming privilege under the First Amendment to (he Constitution guaranteeing freedom of speech. 6. Refusal to answer questions regarding Party affiliation, claiming privilege under the Fiftli Amendment on grounds of possible self-incrimination. 7. Refusal to furnish official records on grounds flat such a request is beyond the legal scope of the '- I-'. >m vi News, In 1956 committee or agency (Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee). 8. Charge that the agency or committee is illegally constituted. Nor has the above exhausted the Communist bag of tricks. Johannes Buchner, in his authoritative pamphlet. The Agent Provocateur in the Labour Movement, previously referred to, presents detailed instructions for Communist conduct before the police and in court: 000 no statement incriminating any comrade, no names, no addresses, not a single fact which could possibly be used directly or indirectly against the Party, its organs or individual members of tlie organization. No explanations in this respect. Absolute denial even when personally confronted with the persons and despite the evidence given hy police spies and agents provocateurs. Whoever infringes, even hut a little, these fundamental rules must Instantly and mercilessly he ejected from the Party (p. 51). This directive furnishes a key to understanding the consistent hostility of Communist witnesses before investigating bodies and the courts. Buchner warns against getting involved in talks and discussions "even about seemingly distant tollies, such as views of life, etc." Should the authorities not know for certain that the individual i.s a Partv member and have no proofs to that effect, then says Buchner: since a categorical refusal to make any statement would convict you of being a Communist, you may permit yourself a few short statements calculated to obtain credence, but only with regard to your men person. He discloses the essentially conspiratorial nature of the Party by advising that "We must always conceal our plans and our ways of work from the class enemy.'' meaning, of course, the government (p. 51). He adds later, "therefore alvvavs be on vour guard, be a conspirator, carefully control yourself and others" (p. 54). Communists are cautioned to note whether they are I icing followed when leaving a police station or their own homes (p. 24). As a rule, those charged with certain crimes before a court of law concentrate upon proving their innocence. Not Page 49 ing e L
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