|Nearly 12,000 workers, normally engaged in the manufacture of silk and rayon, outside of the silk union headquarters, Paterson, New Jersey, receiving their picketing instructions as strike gets under way. The "Workers Age" so proudly displayed is the communist paper edited by Jay Lovestone.|
"In the early stages of the revolution, even before the seizure of power, the workers will organize the Red Guard. Later on this loosely constructed body becomes developed into a firmly-knit, well-disciplined Red Army."
"The leader of the revolution in all its stages is the Communist Party. With its main base among the industrial workers, the Party makes a bloc with the revolutionary farmer and impoverished city petty bourgeoisie, drawing under its general leadership such revolutionary groups and organizations as these classes may have. Under the dictatorship all the capitalist partiesRepublican, Democratic, Progressive, Socialist, etc.will be liquidated, the Communist Party functioning alone as the Party of the toiling masses. Likewise, will be dissolved all other organizations that are political props of the bourgeois rule, including chambers of commerce, employers' associations, Rotary clubs, American Legion, Y.M.C.A., and such fraternal orders as the Masons, Odd Fellows, Elks, Knights of Columbus. etc."
"After providing for the emergency defense and provisioning requirements, the first steps of an American Workers' and Farmers' government, which is the dictatorship of the proletariat, will be directed towards the revolutionary nationalization or socialization of the large privately-owned and State capitalist undertakings.
"In industry, transport and communication this will mean the immediate taking over by the State of all large factories, mines and power plants, together with all municipal and State industries: the whole transport services; the entire communication organization.
"In agriculture it will involve the early confiscation of the large landed estates in town and country, including church property, and also the whole body of forests, mineral deposits, lakes, rivers, etc.
"In finance it will mean the nationalization of the banking system and its concentration around a central State bank; the taking over of the department stores, chain stores, and other large wholesale and retail trading organizations; the setting up of a State monopoly of foreign trade; the cancellation of all government debts, reparations, war loans, etc., to the big foreign and home capitalists."
"Among the elementary measures the American Soviet government will adopt to further the cultural revolution are the following: the schools, colleges and universities will be coordinated and grouped under the National Department of Education and its state and local branches. The studies will be revolutionized, being cleansed of religious, patriotic and other features of the bourgeois ideology. The students will be taught on the basis of Marxian dialectical materialism, internationalism and the general ethics of the new Socialist society."
Toward Soviet America was printed in America and is being distributed through the United States' mails. The strikes which Foster brazenly admits were instigated and conducted by communists have cost a number of men their lives, and American business, millions of dollars. In most instances it was necessary for the municipalities(text continues on next page)