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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 1, January 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Contributor
  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date January 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Title File 036
Transcript ism to ride roughshod over the nation, and for the Wall Street war mongers to saturate the capitalist world with militarism. What is needed is a new- Administration which starts to build again where the New Deal left off. Only the prospect of such a new Administration can inspire and rally the many millions of independent voters in the ranks of labor, the Negro people, the farmers, and the city middle classes, who when acting together, constitute a new political majority. To unite a new political majority for 1954 and 1956 requires recognition lhat the two-party system is still the form through which the overwhelming majority of the Amenrean people now express themselves in polities. Except in special local and state situations, there is no immediate prospect that decisively large masses will break away from the' existing two-party structure. Under these circumstances the decisive- sections of organized labor, without Tvriich f mass third party is impossible, are first attempting to fight out the issues within the ranks of the Democratic Party. The key to both the crucial 1954 and 1956 elections lies in the ability of organized labor to come forward as a distinct political force even within the framework of the present two-party system. Labor must come forward with its own clear-cut progressive program for the nation, its own ties and alliances with other independent electoral forces, and its own highly organized and efficient election machinery. Its objective must be to help bring about a regrouping and realignment within the Democratic Party nationally and within the Republican Party in local areas. The liberal and independent voters cannot create a new majority and defeat McCarthyism by giving the political bosses a blank check, for McCarthyism exists in both major parties and must be fought in each. They must, therefore. exert every effort to make their inde- pendent weight felt in the- determination of program and the selection of candidate-, including, where necessary, the running of independent candidates. Organizations such as the Progressive Party and the American Labor Party, by pursuing correct unity policies and running candidates where necessary, can help clarify the issues ami greatly strengthen the common struggle against McCarthyism. The 1954 elections are crucial in determining the path America will take. McCarthy already has thrown down the gauntlet to the American people. What is needed is unity of every decent, honest force of our people, of all independent-minded voters regardless of Party affiliation. Such unity must set itself the objective of electing an anti- McCarthy Congress by defeating ever) McCarthy-McCarran-Dixiecrat type of candidate, every pro-fascist and rabid war monger. It is also necessary to bring into the halls of Congress a bloc of articulate and uncompromising opponents of McCarthyism. of courageous spokesmen for a further relaxation of world tension and for the defense of the people from the ravages of economic- depression. Labor, now with negligible forces in Congress, must fight for a forceful labor bloc. Negro representation must also be strengthened by electing a larger number of Negro candidates. This will facilitate the election of a new Administration in 1956. Only in the course of sustained struggle along these lines will the American people free themselves from the political shackles of the two-party system of the monopolies. The perspective of a mass third party of the people led by labor will then materialize. Labor inill find that the many important battles it must wage within the Democratic Party, decisive as they may he in checking the immediate clanger of McCarthyism, will not transform thai Parly into a farmer-labor part\. Labor miisl set ils sights in the dinjottun of a great partv of il- own. a parU without \\ all Street financier-, corrupt unelenueerlel racketeers, or Southern I >i\iecralft Ul short, a true united W^p»^iarty*)| and the common man. _J ai Jen Co, (Cor the todt the ami ami lalccjr rjose cates the use of force and violence the pursuit of any of its immediate long-range goals. It is the monopolll who advocate and practice force violence to perpetuate their rule anJ prevent social changes desired by 1 majority. The Communist Parly decH lhat socialism will come into exists] in the United States only when majority of the American people deCI to establish it. The Communist P® affirms ils deep anil abiding faith in American people and their ultimate eision to establish socialism. The 0§ of our nation cannot be served by 8 sect or conspiracy. For no progrl whether of a minimum or of a ru"1 fat -reaching nature, can come ou» err( than through the will and action or *aI majority of the American people. 1 *e The Communist Parly has no WJ °' ' print for the path cef socialism in » ?re I .S. The American people' will m«! '"§ along the path of socialism as inevita* llal as oilier peoples and nations have dot I because ultimately there is no other so1 pea tion to their problems. But they will J ent so in a form and manner which A Coi be determined by the history, the tra* wa: tions and the specific needs of the An1' too ican people. No social system can mported from abroad. Nor do we p| >ose to do so. pow An- (ion aga I rem ove IV a: wei wa At the same time, the Coinnnmi-1 Party emphasizes that the issue at the present time is not socialism or communism. The choice before our people today is peace, security, democracy versus the grip which the monopolists have on the country and their plans of fascism and war. But while the issue today is not communism, the true nature of the Communist Party and the role which it plays in American life is very much an issue. The American people must know the truth about this issue lest the monstrous deception now practiced on them lead to the loss of the democracy and freedom they prize so dearly. What is the truth about the Communist Parly'.'' The Communist Party advocates a peaceful path to socialism in the I .S. It brands as a lie the charge that it advo- » * ♦ i|e- raman Communisls believe in ' ain defense of their country, and ihe peO> po' ami lerrhorv oj their country. We •'' "m lhat iheSoviel T'uion. People's Ghina-J log any < uunti \ led ami ruled by work' vit. people threatens Our country, or CO" the threaten our country. On the coiitr8' it is our own j^lvernment which is W< ganizing "police actions," wars of " gressions, and wars of intervention! pre the affairs of people fighting to sM as their own way of life. tar .... * |M We proclaim our fraternity will' peoples who have pioneered the I frontiers of human history toward; sialism with the heroic, trailbW people and government cef the S| Union, the grandeur of whose achj ments inspire all toiling humanity, jl the great revolutionary masses ,il (M and with those other peoples of I'•'"' and Asia who have since taken the 1 to socialism. po pre l.U a. U.S. troops discovered this vat containing human bodies in Korea. Page 34 FACTS FORUM NEWS, January.
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