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The Chicago
Vol. 3. No. 30
Link CP raid
to 'cold war'
THE indictment of the leaders of the Com
munist Party of the United States comes
as a shock to every democratic American.
We had no idea that we were this_far,along
on the road to fascisrh.
These Communists were arrested admittedly
without any evidence of criminal wrong-doing.
The Communist Party of the United States
is almost thirty years old. In all that time, this
organization has never wavered from its long
range objective of socialism—nor has any secret
ever been made of this fact-
The Communist Party has also stated clearly
that it will place this socialist objective on "the
order of the day" only when a majority of the
American people are for socialism.
Obviously, this is not the reason for the
arrests at this time.
H is no coincidence that these arrests come
B * the New Party by Curtis MacDougall,
Wff fSB professor and PPI candidate for TJ. S. Senator, at the PhiUy con-
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in the midst of an election campaign in which
both of the old parties are anxious to divert the
people from the real issues.
It is asl mere chance that these asr.ests,
under a grand jury indictment that has been
hanging for more than a year, come at a time
when the events in Germany have been blown
up to the full proportions of a war crisis.
Nor is it any accident that these arrests are
timed with the opening of the New Party na
tional convention in Philadelphia.
These arrests are an act of political desper
They reveal the mood of a bipartisan ad
ministration which is ready to resort to fascism
in order to retain power, in order to further its
objectives of world domination in behalf of the
economic tyrants whom it serves.
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We say emphatically that the defense of
these arrested men is not merely the task of their
fellow Communists.
W« learned that it was many more than the
Communists, whom Hitler first attacked, who
had to fight Hitlerism eventually.
No democratic American can waver in this
fight because he too may be called a Commu
The cry "Release the Communists!" must bo
the slogan for all who love American freedom.
President Truman and Attorney General
Tom Clark must hear this cry from millions.
Let's move into action quickly- Wires, phone
calls, delegations must pour into Washington
without delay.
American freedom is under arrest!
Fire Cent*
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