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Despite the CPUSA's protests against being referred to as an agent of a foreign power, and despite the alleged dissolution of the Communist International in 1943, there is good reason to believe that the apparatus and the disciplinary practices established in 1919 have not been discarded but remain and continue in a more flexible, more secretive form. (Totalitarians do not readily scrap an international power apparatus built painstakingly over a period of nearly half a century.]
Individuals in the CPUSA, imbued over the years with a fanatical loyalty to Moscow, are likely to welcome the retention of the Communist International apparatus, even though in modified form. In fact, they may find the atmosphere of secrecy and evasion particularly attractive.
The numerous evidences of the continuing relationship of the CPUSA as a tool and a pawn of the Soviet Communist Party which have been described previously are summarized below.
First, there are the many statements of mutual loyalty made by leaders of both the CPSU and the CPUSA which are to be found in the Communist press of both countries.
A study of the policies of both these two Communist parties will disclose significant incidence of agreement between them. The record is clear that it is the CPUSA which follows the lead of the Soviet party.
In the cold war which Russia is conducting against the United States, the CPUSA functions as an organic part of the Soviet war machine. Some members of the CPUSA are actually employed in the Communist apparatus in the Soviet Union.
Past testimony of ex-Communists has disclosed that Moscow has on numerous occasions furnished large sums of money to assist projects carried out by the CPUSA. There is reason to believe that this practice continues to prevail through intricate banking devices.
American Communist officials have been accorded the use of Soviet radio, television, and press and have been welcomed on these occasions as distinguished Americans speaking for the American people.
Leading members of the CPUSA have received medical treatment in the Soviet Union. If they died in the Soviet Union, they have been honored with elaborate funerals in which the Soviet hierarchy has participated.
American Communist spokesmen have participated in extensive speaking tours throughout the United States after returning from congresses of the Soviet party.
Articles from the American Communist press are translated and printed in the Soviet press.
Leading members of the CPUSA have written for Soviet publications, while the works of leading members of the CPSU have been featured in the American Communist press.
Conventions of the CPUSA have received enthusiastic greetings from the CPSU and CPSU Congresses have received similar greetings from the CPUSA.
Topflight leaders of the CPUSA have attended and participated actively in congresses of the CPSU. These congresses have furnished convenient occasions for consultation and advice to American party leaders.
American Communist functionaries have been present at Communist meetings in Moscow while the United States was being denounced and have joined in the denunciation.
In the current dispute between Soviet Communist leaders and the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party, CPUSA spokesmen have consistently supported the Russian party.
Many American Communists have been trained in the Soviet Union in espionage, subversion, military tactics, and the use of violence in mass movements. One of the basic teachings in these training schools is the denigration of American patriotism. In lending itself to the practices described above, the Communist
of the Soviet Union in control of the Soviet Government has flagrantly violated the pledge signed by its representative, Maxim Litvinoff, on November 16, 1933. The text of this pledge was conveyed in a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as the price for U.S. recognition of the U.S.S.R.62
The Soviet Commissar for Foreign Affairs (Litvinov) to President Roosevelt
WASHINGTON, November 16, 1933. MY DEAR MR. PRESIDENT: I am very happy to inform you that the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is glad to establish normal diplomatic relations with the Government of the United States and to exchange ambassadors.
1, too, share the hope that the relations now established between our peoples may forever remain normal and friendly, and that our nations henceforth may cooperate for their mutual benefit and for the preservation of the peace of the world. I am (etc.)
The Soviet Commissar for Foreign Affairs (Litvinov) to President Roosevelt
WASHINGTON, November 16, 1933. MY DEAR MR. PRESIDENT: I have the honor to inform you that coincident with the establishment of diplomatic relations between our two Governments it will be the fixed policy of the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics:
1. To respect scrupulously the indisputable right of the United States to order its own life within its own jurisdiction in its own way and to refrain from interfering in any manner in the internal affairs of the United States, its territories or possessions.
2. To refrain, and to restrain all persons in Government service and all organizations of the Government or under its direct or indirect control, including the organizations in receipt of any financial assistance from it, from any act overt or covert liable in any way whatsoever to injure the tranquillity, prosperity, order, or security of the whole or any part of the United States, its territories or possessions, and in particular, from any act tending to incite or encourage armed intervention, or any agitation or propaganda having as an aim, the violation of the territorial integrity of the United States, its territories or possessions, or the bringing about by force of a change in the political or social order of the whole or any part of the United States, its territories or possessions.
3. Not to permit the formation or residence on its territory of any organization or group--and to prevent the activity on its territory of any organization or
62 Foreign Relations of the United States. Diplomatic papers. The Soviet Union 1933-39 (U.S. Government Printing Oflice, 1952).
group, or of representatives or officials of any organization or group—which makes claim to be the Government of, or makes attempt upon the territorial integrity of, the United States, its territories or possessions; not to form, subsidize, support or permit on its territory military organizations or groups having the aim of armed struggle against the United States, its territories or possessions, and to prevent any recruiting on behalf of such organizations and groups.
4. Not to permit the formation or residence on its territory of any organization or group-and to prevent the activity on its territory of any organization or group, or of representatives or officials of any organization or group—which has as an aim the overthrow or the preparation for the overthrow of, or the bringing about by force of a change in, the political or social order of the whole or any part of the United States, its territories or possessions. I am (etc.)
President Roosevelt to the Soviet Commissar for Foreign Affairs (Litvinov)
WASHINGTON, November 16, 1933. MY DEAR MR. Litvinov: I am glad to have received the assurance expressed in your note to me of this date that it will be the fixed policy of the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics:
[Here follows repetition of the four numbered paragraphs in Mr. Litvinov's note printed supra.)
It will be the fixed policy of the Executive of the United States within the limits of the powers conferred by the Constitution and the laws of the United States to adhere reciprocally to the engagements above expressed. I am (etc.)
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.
INTERCONTINENTAL PARLEY IN CUBA
SEEN AS Pivot AGAINST IMPERIAL-
(By Beatrice Johnson) HAVANA.—Delegates and observers have been arriving here from every continent for the continental conference to be held here January 3–10 at the Libre Hotel. Delegates total almost 200, from 40 countries.
(From: The Worker, Jan. 12, 1966, p. 12) TRICONTINENTAL CONFERENCE. OF
ONE MIND AGAINST U.S. IMPERIAL-
Tashkent and Havana focused world attention early in January. Though the meetings in these two cities differed in their nature and aims, they had something in common. The capital of Socialist Cuba was the venue for one of the most representative conferences of the peoples in three continents fighting against imperialist domination.
At Havana, the powerful stream of Afro-Asian solidarity was joined by another one, Latin American, which extended and consolidated the ranks of the peoples fighting for their liberation. In this sense Havana was a continuation of Bandung, Cairo, Conakry, Moshi and Winneba.
The conference met at an exceed. ingly important time. Today, 5 years after the United Nations adopted the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, the colonialists still oppress many peoples of Africa, the Arab East, and Latin America. What is more, the imperialists are out to launch a counteroffensive against the peoples of Asia, Africa, and Latin America and to suppress the liberation movements by armed force.