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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 9, September 1956 - File 010. 1956-09. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 21, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/279/show/219.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 9, September 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date September 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript FROM *Oie (^reat ^retenae . Stalinism Continues J.ODAY, the gravest threat to freedom of thought and all other basic human freedoms is to be found in the totalitarian philosophy and movement fostered ancl financed by the Soviet dictatorship. The genuine fighter against conformism must recognize that communism is its most perilous expression. In our opposition to even the slightest conformism in our own country, we must therefore guard against cooperating with Communists, whose dogmas and deeds are the very negation of freedom of thought. Our country plays a vital role in the international arena. The eyes of the world are on all our institutions. We must spare no effort and lose no time in eliminating any anti-democratic expressions in our way of life. In this connection, I can assure you that labor will yield to none in acting to eliminate from our country race prejudice in every form, in every field of human endeavor, in every part of the land. Thank Cod that in our democracy no one has to conform even with the highest government official. Wishful thinking and leap-year political partisanship have caused some to paint a distorted picture of the last congress of the Communist Party Soviet Union. By GEORGE MEANY We have been asked to believe that the free world — in comparison with the Communist orbit — is today stronger than it was a year ago; that Moscow has been forced, as a result of our increased strength, to revise its strategy and go about the world seeking friends on a new basis. Frankly, I do not believe this is true. In addition, I find it hard to believe anyone in official positions or responsibility in our government really thinks this is true. What arc the facts? Despite all the world-shaking noise made at the 20th Communist Congress, and, on many occasions before, about reforming the Soviet system, it remains the same — a monolithic one-party dictatorship in the hands of a narrow clique whose policies are always unanimously approved by those hand-picked by the Communist ruling group to represent the people. This system is maintained by a ruthless police state. It holds many millions in slave-labor camps and prisons. It maintains its stranglehold through a continuing purge by firing squads and a complete denial of the democratic rights of labor, and the fundamental human rights proclaimed in our country's Bill of Rights. For the people behind the Iron Curtain, the George Meany, president of the AFL-CIO, ranks as one of labor's most forthright spokesmen against communism. Recognizing the importance of maintaining free labor movements abroad, Mr. Meany was instrumental in the establishment of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions. He was chosen president of the AFL in 1952 to fill the post left vacant by the death ot William Green, and was unanimously elected president of the combined AFL- CIO at its first convention in New York City in December, 1955. fwoi Page 8 dictatorship is no less oppressive whflj it is run by 11 tyrants trained in the Stalinist school than when it was ruO by a single despot. The Soviet system is today fiirtlit'' away from ours than it ever was. I'1" cause in our country democracy ha* been making headway. Hence, there is no basis whatsoever for the concM sion that the Kremlin now realizes tin1' it must bring its system closer to ours- Surely we must realize this is n"' the first time that the Russian Coin' munists have revised their strategy Surely there are some of us who n" member June 21, 1941, when Mosco* changed its mind about Hitler bein? a great patriot defending the Germ311 people and world peace. A New Maneuver The Russian Communists have bee* constantly revising their strategy. Bu neither at the 20th, nor at any oth* Party congress have they chant!1 their basic and ultimate aim — vf conquest of the entire world and 1 transformation on the Soviet sla^ pattern. If the present world crisis could " dealt with simply on the basis of (flj lomatic pacts between nations, '. would not be so serious. We won' then be dealing with paper perils a" a pen-and-ink crisis. I do not belitfl the value of pacts — especially if '",l when they are genuinely in the servi'; of peace and freedom. But the m6'* conclusion of a pact is in itself ' proof of its effectiveness as a force I1! peace. The Molotov project for a ' <*" [ective security" pact as well as " Warsaw pact do not mean that M° cow is copying our mutual-seciii1 program. NATO seeks peace and P helped preserve peace and secuPJ Their "mutual security" programs ^ at strengthening the forces of C°^ munist aggression and dividing ' democratic world. Russia, without doubt, has fflp serious weaknesses in agriculture, (Continual on j,age' Facts Fobum News, September. 1 ■*- n dang,.,-, fesult c °f the ( ^nion, "lunisn a«»mp Peasem Soviet •falism With sc credit United $ Comi ''"<-■<• „ ^ist< a'lt. (1( S la fe «<iS he «lce" j. Vs n, Sl«n a, <S-r vv ]>y 'nal K , Geneva Jnfo dvoeat ""ean tl >m„ Vtri,,, S-Co » fartl S 20t V th, A<-Ts 1
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