June 1966, Strategy

tuomas_savonen Member Photo

Clipped by tuomas_savonen

June 1966, Strategy - a Al U.S. Communists Plot New Strategy | NEW...
a Al U.S. Communists Plot New Strategy | NEW YORK (UPI) -America's top 300 Communists went to work today on a plan to put themselves into the mainstream of American political life and to put an independent leftist candidate into the White House in 1969. Emerging from the shadows for the first time in seven years, the delegates to the national convention of the Communist party, went over, section by section and word by word, a massive three-hour, 36,000 word speech delivered Wednesday night in a hoarse voice by a perspiring Gus Hall, the untitled leader of the homegrown Reds. Hall's theme was simple: The time is ripe for radicalism. Communism is "relevant" to America. And Communists must unite in a popular front with the peace movement and the civil rights movement to defeat both President Johnson and his "depraved insanity" in Viet Nam and the candidate named by the Republicans in 1968. Hall said he had no one man in mind as candidate. Naming one at this point, he told newsmen, "would create an obstacle." But he said of Sen. Wayne Morse, D-Ore., "I think he's been playing a big role." Morse is a constant critic of Johnson's Viet Nam policies. Today the Communists went back behind closed doors to debate Hall's thesis that "working class unity" could give Communists a real role in the nation's politics if the party puts its revolutionary goals on the back burner. About 300 Communists from 40 states and 200 invited observers jammed the Webster Hall ballroom, once the site of high society dances. They lustily cheered Hall's call for an independent candidate for the .presidency. Scandal Hits Wisconsin Politicians (Continued from Page 1) banking bill. Alfonsi, who urged voters "to withhold judgment until I have been tried," pleaded innocent to the charges in Dane County Circuit Court. Hutnik also pleaded innocent. Meister' did not enter a plea. He said he

Clipped from
  1. The Sandusky Register,
  2. 23 Jun 1966, Thu,
  3. Page 9

tuomas_savonen Member Photo

Want to comment on this Clipping? Sign up for a free account, or sign in