No. 1. OFFICIAL BULLETIN OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF AMERICA (Section of the Communist International) Formed at the Joint Unity Convention of the U. C. P. and the C. P. UNITY ACHIEVED! TO ALL MEMBERS of the C. P. and the U. C. P. now united in the COMMUNIST PARTY OF AMERICA, SECTION OF THE COMMUNIST INTERNATIONAL. Comrades: — The Joint Unity Convention which has just completed its labors marks the beginning of a new epoch in the life of the Communist movement of this country. The period of factional strife, which has torn the movement asunder during the past two years is now at an end. A new era has now begun, — the era of UNITY of all Communist ele- ments in ONE Party for the achieve- ment of the proletarian revolution. In this issue of the Official Bulletin the complete constitution adopted at the joint unity conven- tion of the United Communist Party and the Communist Party of Amer- ica is published. Every member is urged to study and apply the provi- sions contained in it. This constitu- tion represents the effort of the Convention to lay the basis of real and lasting unity between the divid- ed factions of the communist move- ment in this country. Its provisions are designed to cement together into one unified party, the comrades and groups so long separated from each other. Of the many conven- tions held by both the U. C. P. and the C. P. this unity convention will prove to be the most momentous and the most far-reaching in its ef- fect upon the communist movement in the U. S. Every member of both the former parties is expected to carry into life the letter and the spirit of this document. Upon the rapidity and thoroughness with which this is accomplished depends the realization of the actual liquida- tion of the organizational forms of both the former parties and the welding of the ruptured parts into one organic whole. The old, long drawn out, inter- party struggle is ended. Much bit- terness was engendered during this two-year factional fight, and while it cannot be expected that this acrimony will disappear overnight, it now becomes the supreme duty of every comrade whatever his or her place in the party, to get together and bend every effort to the im- mediate task which now confronts us of bringing every unit of both the former factions into the frame- work of the new, united party— • The Communist Party of America. How this unity was consum- matedT the story of the- convention at which thirty C. P. delegates met with thirty U. C. P. delegates, and there drew up and pledged themsel- ves to carry out the unification of both factions upon the basis of the Constitution and Program adopted there, will be told in the next issue of the Communist — the official organ — which will soon be issued. After wrestling for two weeks with the problems that contorted them, the sixty delegates, thirty trusted Comrades from each party. The Unity Assessment The Joint Unity Convention has levied an assessment of 50 cents upon every member of the Com- munist Party of America, former C. P. and U, C. P.) This Convention, lasting nearly two weeks, cost thousands of dollars more than the returns from the con- vention assessment, and leaves the party without the necessary funds to properly carry on the work imposed upon the new C. E. C. by the Con- vention. TheX. E. C. appeals to the mem- bers to purchase as many 50 cent stamps as they possibly can. EVERY MEMBER MUST BUY AT LEAST OKE. Let every group captain see that his group pays for its full quota. Members who are out of work are exempt, but those who are working should make up for those comrades who cannot pay the unity assess- ment by buying several stamps. The C. E. C. must immediately issue a Manifesto; send out organ- izers; issue leaflets; push the work within the unions ; issue the legal and illegal papers ; etc. The Federations must hold their language con- ferences: District Conventions must be held as soon as possible. ALL THIS REQUIRES MONEY AT ONCE. PAY YOUR ASSESSMENT NOW and thus provide the means for carrying out those activities which will cement all communist units into ONE Communist Party. Let every member of the former C. P. and U. C. P. respond AT ONCE. The need is urgent. BUY AS MANY UNITY AS- SESSMENT STAMPS AS YOU CAN. came to a unanimous agreement on every essential point. No compro'mise was needed on either side to reach an agreement on principles. The discussion soon showed that on Program there was practical unanimity of opinion, and the Party Program, which will soon be published in all Official Organs, was adopted without dif- ficulty. With the constitiution it was dif- ferent. This offered the real prob- lem. Here "deadlocks" occurred on many points, until both sides were convinced that without con- cessions from both it would be im- possible to achieve that unity of Communist working forces which was so greatly desired by all. A negotiations committee, con- sisting of five from each side, work- ed out a compromise, a happy me- dium embodying the best points of- fered by each Party in constitution- al provisions, After all night caucus sessions these were adopted first by the C. P. and U. C. P. delegations separately, and then unanimously by the Joint Unity Convention. The principal points at issue and the decisions regarding them are as follows: 1. Appointment or election of organizers. The C. P. proposed to appoint all District, subdistrict, and section organizers, while the U. C. P. stood for the election of the sub- district and section organizers ap- pointing only the District organ- izers. The agreement provides for the appoinment of subdistrict or- ganizers and election of section or- ganizers, 2. Composition ot District and- subdistrict committees. The C. P. proposed that these should consist of appointed officials only. The U. C. P. proposed that they should be elected by membership concention. The compromise is that each com- mittee should have five members elected by the convention in addi- tion to the appointed District and subdistrict organizers. 3. Filling of vacancies on the C.^ E. C. The C. P. proposed that this' should be done by co-optation. The U.'C. P. that alternates should be elected by the convention. It was decided to have the convention elect six alternates, three from each side, and to permit the C. E. OFFICIAL BULLETIN E. to co-optate when this list is exhausted. 4. Size of C. E. C. The C. P. asked for nine members, so that there should be a majority. The U. C. P. for ten, so that neither side could crush the other. The C. P. proposal was agreed to, but due to deadlock in election it was impossible to car- ry this out, and a Committee of ten, five from each side, was finally elected. 5. Language Federations. The C. P. wanted federations which were integral parts of the national organization, with power to collect dues and assess and discipline their members. The U. C. P. wanted the proposition of the American Agency. The form of language or- ganization finally agreed upon provides: a. All groups to consist of mem- bers speaking the same language and to be affiliated with language branches and federations. b. Federations to meet in annual national conferences to elect Na- tional Language Bureaus. . c. These Bureaus to elect editors, appoint organizers, supervise all federation activities. d. All acts of federations, confer- ences and Bureaus to be under strict control and subject to appro- val by C. E. C. e. Federations and Bureaus to have NO authority to discipline membership, b x ut may recommend discipline to regular Party units. f. All dues and assesments to go through regular Party channels in- stead of federation channels, C. E. C. to remit 1/3 of dues to respective Language Bureaus. g. District language conferences to elect members on District lan- guage Bureaus: The National Bu- reaus deal with Branches through the District Bureaus and through direct connections between the Language Bureaus and their branches. It is hoped that this form of lan- guage organization offers a method of supplying the language needs without those features of /the feder- ation from or organization against which the membership of the U. C. P. had protested most. The membership of the old C. P. Federations will please note that the new method of paying dues takes effect July 1st. During June C. P. language branch dues should still be paid through the old federa- tion channels. After July first ALL dues and assessments must be, paid by the branch organizers to the Section organizers in their lo- calities in order for the branch to be in good standing. Th old U. C. P. membership will note that dues are reduce to sixty cents per month, the change taking effect July first. For June every U. C. P. member must still pay the dues at the old rate of 75 cts. EVERY ONE MUST PAY DUES FOR JUNE. Group captains must collect in full and remit at once, so as to merge 100 percent of the membership into the newly united Party. 6. Official Organs. Hereafter the Officials organs will be published monthly. There will be no more free distribution to the membership. All must pay for their copies. There will be issued a Party Bul- letin twice a month, every mem- ber to receive a copy without charge. The unity convention adopted a plan for liquidation and amalga- mation of the two party organiza- tions, which is published in full in another column. Special attention must be paid to the following a. Until new connections are es- tablished securely, all (Committees and organizers must remain on the job. Every organizer must turn over all his connections to his successor and work with him until he is firmly established. Every new oragnizer must make sure that he has all con- nections of his predecessor before letting him go. b. The membership should not wait for the official amalgamation locally, but should begin to co- operate in their activities at once. c. Every member and every unit must make sure that connections are properly established in the reor- ganization process, so as not to be overlooked and left out. d. Every unit must at once make statement and remit for all litera- ture sold or saleable literature on hand and report to the higher unit. Also an inventory of all equipment, typewriters, desks etc that may be- long to the Party. Your Central Executive Commit- tee calls upon members and all party units of both former factions, to carry out its decisions promptly and without reservation, with the assurance that all that was best in both former factions will be con- served; that the one will supple- ment and add to the other; that neither side will or can crush or suppress the other; that the liquida- tion of the affairs of both the for- mer parties will proceed in the spirit of communist unity, until, at last, all the old factional lines will dis- appear, and the comrades will be united into one compact, disciplin- ed Communist Party. From this time on let every mem- ber, whether he belonged to the for- mer U C. P. or to the former C. P. A., remember that'there is now only ONE Communist Party in the U. S., and that it becomes his or her immediate duty to perfect the unity which was achieved at the Joint Unity Convention. Let every mem- bers now devote every ounce of energy and enthusiasm to bring to a Successful issue the tremendous task that confronts our Party — the triumph of the Proletarian Re- volution in America. Central Executive Committee Communist Party of America Constitution of the Communist Party of America (Adopted at the Joint Unity Convention of the United Communist Party and the Communist Party of America.) ARTICLE I. NAME. PURPOSE, and EMBLEM Section 1. The name of this organization shall be the Communist Party of America, Section of the Communist International." Section 2. The Communist Party of America is the vanguard of the working class, namely, its most advanced, class con- scious and therefore its most revolutionary part. Its purpose is to educate, direct and lead the working class of America for the conquest of political power; to destroy the bourgeois state machinery; to establish the Dictatorship of the Proletariat in the form of Soviet power; to abolish the capitalist system and to introduce the Communist Society. Section 3. The emblem of the Party shall be the crossed hammer and- sickle bet- ween sheaves of wheat and within a double circle. Below the hammer and sickle the words "All power to the workers." In the circular margin the words "Communist Party of America — Section of the Com- munist International." ARTICLE II. MEMBERSHIP Section 1. Every person who accepts the principles and the tactics of the Commun- ist Party and of the Communist Interna- tional, and agrees to submit to the Party discipline and engage actively in its work, shall be eligible for membership, provided he is not a member or supporter of any other political organization. Section 2. No person whose livelihood is gained by exploiting labor shall be eligible to membership in the Communist Party of America. Section 3. Applicants shall be vouched for by two persons who have been members of the Party for at least six consecutive months, except in newly organized groups in new territory. Every applicant shall be assigned to a recruiting grcfap on probation for three months, with voice but no vote. The applicant shall be accepted only upon examination and recommendation by the re- cruiting group captain, and by unanimous approval of the Branch Executive Com- mittee. Section 4. A special captain shall be placed in charge of each recruiting group by the Branch Executive Committee. Section 5. An applicant shall pay one dollar initation .fee, and all dues and as- sessments beginning with the month in which he is accepted in the recruting group. Section 6. A member may transfer from one Party unit to another only upon certi- fication of the Party unit to which he be- longs. The unit granting the transfer must ascertain that the member asking for it has discharged all his Party obligations, and shall notify the unit to which the member transfers through the regular Party channels. He shall go to the group to which he assigned by the Branch Execu- tive Committee. ARTICLE III. FORM AND UNITS OF ORGANIZATION Section 1. The Communist Party of America is an underground, illegal organ- ization. It is highly centralized, with the Convention as its supreme body, and the Central Executive Committee acting as such between Conventions. Section 2. The basic unit of the Party shall be a group of approximately ten members, and wherever possible not less than five. Section 3 Groups of the same language within a city or locality shall form a Branch. Branches shall consist of not more than ten groups each. Section 4. Branches within a locality shall form a Section. /■ Sections shall consist as nearly as possible of ten Branches, and shall be formed wherever there are two or more Branches within a locality. Section 5. Sub-districts shall consist of not more than ten Sections and of isolated Branches within a territory prescribed by the District Executive Committee. Section 6. All Sub-districts within a prescribed territory shall form a District. The limits of Districts are determined by the Central Executive Committee. Districts and Sub-districts shall be organized within industrial sections regardless of political boundaries. ARTICLE IV. CONVENTIONS Section 1. The Convention is the sup- reme body of the Party, and shall be called by the Central Executive Committee at least once a year. Section 2. Emergency Conventions, with all the powers of regular Conventions, shall be called by the Central Executive Com- mittee upon its own initiative or upon the demand of District Conventions represent- ing a majority of the membership. OFFICIAL BULLETIN Section 3. (a) Elections to the Con- vention shall begin in the groups. Each group shall elect one elector to the Section Convention, and the Section Convention shall elect delegates to the District Con- vention. Branches that are directly connect- ed with the Sub-district shall send their delegates to the nearest Section. The rep- resentation in the Section and the District electors' meeting and in the Convention of the Party shall be fixed by the Convention call, issued by the Central Executive Com- mittee. (b) If there are more than fifteen groups in a Section, the Sub-district Com- mittee shall subdivide the Section for the elections so that no more than fifteen at- tend a Section electors' meeting. Wherever necessary, units shall be combined to comp- ly with the accepted basis of representa- tion. Section U. The number of delegates shall be determined by the Central Executive Committee according to the circumstances. Delegates shall be apportioned to the Dist- ricts in proportion to the membership. Section 5. Section, Sub-district and District Organizers of the Party shall at- tend the electors' meetings of their respec- tive and subordinate units, and shall have voice but no vote, unless elcted as delegates themselves. Section 6. Section, Sub-district and District electors' meetings may elect as their delegates members of the Party from any unit outside their territorial divisions. Section 7. At the same time that the call for the Convention is issued, the Central Executive Committee shall submit to every group for discussion the Agenda and other propositions that are to come before the Convention. At least sixty days before the Convention, the Party Press shall be open- ed for discussion of important Party mat- ters. Section 8. Delegates to the National Convention shall be paid railroad expenses and the same wages as Party officials. ARTICLE V. CENTRAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Section 1. Between Conventions the Central Executive Committee shall be the supreme body of the Party and shall direct all the Party's activities. Section 2. The Central Executive Com- mittee shall consist of ten members elected by the Convention. The Convention shall also elect six alternates. When the list of alternates shall have been exhausted the Central Executive Committee shall have the right -of co-optation. Section 3. All Central Executive Com- mittee members shall devote all their time to the work of the Party and shall live in the city in which the National Headquart- ers are located, or in adjacent cities. Section U. Candidates for the Central Executive Committee must have been memb- ers of a Party affiliated with the Com- munist International at least eighteen months. Section 5. The identity of the Central Executive Committee members shall not be made known either by themselves or by those present at the Convention. Section 6. The Central Executive Com- mittee shall elect delegates to the Inter- national Congresses and the Communist Party of America members of the Executive Committee of the Communist International. Section 7. The Central Executive Com- mittee shall call in the District Organizers for a conference at least every six months. Section 8. The Central Executive Com- mittee shall make a monthly report of the Party activities and Party finances item- ized by Districts. Section 9. A complete audit and ac- accounting of all Party funds shall be made every six months. The auditing committee shall consist of three members elected by the Convention. The Convention shall also elect three alternates. No member of the Central Executive Committee and no paid Party employee shall be a member of the auditing committee. The report of the auditing committee shall be made to the membership, within one month after the completion of its work. ARTICLE VI. DISTRICTS AND SUB- ORDINATE UNITS Section 1. The Central Executive Com- mittee shall appoint District Organizers for each District. Section 2. Every District Organizer shall make complete reports to the District Executive Committee as to the general Party work in his District. He shall sub- mit and carry out the instructions and de- cisions of the Central Executive Committee. He shall make remittances, financial state- ments and reports to- the Central Executive Committee at least once a week. He shall submit financial statements to the member- ship in his District at least once a month. Section 3. District Conventions shall be held at least every six months. Every Section shall . send delegates to the District Convention in proportion to the member- ship. The District Convention shall elect five members to the District Executive Committee. These five members, together with the District Organizer and the Sub- district Organizers shall constitute the District Executive Commitee. The District Executive Committee shall supervise the activities of the District Organizer and shall regularly submit the minutes of its meet- ings to the Central Executive Committee. All actions of the District Executive Com- mittee and the District Covention are sub- ject to approval by the Central Executive Committee. Section 4. District Organizers shall ap- point Sub-district Organizers subject to the approval of the Central Executive Com- mittee. Section 5. Sub-district Organizers shall make remmittances, financial statements and reports to the District Organizers once a week. Section 6. The Sub-district Organizer shall call meetings of the Sub-district Ex- ecutive Committee at least every two weeks. He shall make a complete report to the Sub-district Executive Committee, and transmit and carry out the decisions and the instructions of the Central Executive Committee, the District Organizer and the District Executive Committee. Section 7. The Sub-district Executive Committee shall consist of the Sub-district Organizer, the Section Organizers and the Organizers of isolated Branches having direct- connections with the Sub-district. Section 8. The Section Executive Com- mittee shall consist of Branch Organizers and shall elect Section Organizers. Section 9. Branch Organizers shall be elected by the group captains. They shall work under the direction of the Section Organizers and shall meet at least once a week. Section 10. The Branch Executive Com- mittee shall consist of the Branch Organ- izer and the group captains of the Branch. The Branch Executive Committee shall meet at least once a week. Section 11. District Organizers, Sub- district Organizers, Section and \J3ranch Organizers shall have been members of the Party not less than one year. Group cap- tains, six months. Section 12. Executive Committees of the various Party units have authority to act within their jurisdiction, subject to the de- cisions of the higher Party units. Section 13. Each group shall meet at least once every week under the direction of the group captain, who shall make a complete report to his group on all Party work, on the activities of his Branch and of all other Party units. ARTICLE VII. LANGUAGE FEDE- RATIONS Section 1. Language groups shall con- sist of members speaking the same langua- ge. Language groups in the same locality shall be formed into Language Branches; all Branches of the same language shall be united into Language Federations, pro- vided they have at least 250 members. Section 2. All language groups and branches shall be integral parts of the Party structure in their localities, and shall perform and carry out all Party functions and obligations. Section 3. (a) Shortly after Party Conventions, National Language Conferen- ces shall be held. The expenses of these conferences shall be paid out of the regular Party treasury. (b) These National Conferences shall formulate plans for education and propa- ganda in their respective languages, both legal and illegal, and shall elect National Language Bureaus consisting of not less than five and not more than seven mem- bers each, subject to the approval of the Central Executive Committee. All actions of these conferences shall be in strict con- formity with the decisions of the Party Convention and the Central Executive Com- mittee. Section b. National Language Bureaus shall elect editors for their legal and illegal publications, and shall supervise all legal and illegal activities of their respective Federations, subject to the lapproval of the Central Executive Committee. Section 5. The minutes of the National Language Bureaus shall be regularly sub- mitted to the Central Executive Commit- tee and all their actions shall be subject to the direction, control and approval of the Central Executive Committee. Section 6. (a) For illegal work, the National Language Bureaus shall connect with their respective Branches through ;heir Language Federation Channels. or if necessary, through regular Party channels of communication. (b) They shall have the right to appoint Organizers, including District and Sub- district Language Organizers, subject to approval of the Central Executive Com- mittee (c) All Language Organizers shall work under the supervision of the Party District Organizers in the various districts. Section 7. National Language Bureaus shall translate and transmit all statements, circulars and communications addressed to the membership by the Central Executive Committee, within one week after their re- ceipt. They Shall issue at least once a month an underground official organ in their respective languages, subject to the approval of the Central Executive Com- mittee. Section 8.- (a) Language Groups and Branches shall pay all their dues and as- sesments through the regular Party chan- nels to the Central Executive Committee. (b) By the 10th of each month the Central Executive Committee shall remit 20 cents of the dues received from each member of the Language Branches to the respective National Language Bureaus. (c) Additional expenses of Language Bureaus, authorized by the Central Ex- ecutive Committee shall be paid from the regular Party treasury. (d) The National Language Bureau shall aeconut to the Central Executive Committee regularly for all funds entrust- ed to them and shall make regular finan- cial reports to the Central Executive Com- mittee regarding all the legal institutions in their respective languages, subject to the audit of the Central Executive Com- mittee. Section 9. (a) Special assessment for language work may be recommended by the Language Bureaus and may be levied by the Central Executive Committee upon the entire Party membership. (b) Special assessments may also be levied by the National Language Bureaus on the membership of their Federations, with the approval of the Central Executive Committee. Section 10. Language Bureaus and Fede- rations shall have no power to suspend, ex- pel or reorganize affiliations. All discip- linary powers are vested exclusively in the regular Party organization machinery. (b) Language Bureaus and Federations may recommend such suspension, expulsion or reorganization to the party units having jurisdiction. Section 11. District Language Confer- ences shall be called by the District Execu- tive Committee to discuss educational and propaganda needs of their languages in the district and to elect five members to the District Language Bureau. These, together with the Federation District Organizer and the Federation Sub-district Organizer shall constitute the District Language Bureau. The District Language Bureau shalUcarry on the work in their respective languages under the direction of the District Execut- ive Committee. ARTICLE VIII. DISCIPLINE Section 1. All members and Party units shall maintain and enforce strict Party discipline. All decisions of the governing bodies of the Party shall be binding upon the membership and subordinate units. Section 2. The following offenses are breaches of Party discipline: 1) Violation of the fundamental prin- ciples of the program and the Constitution of the Party. 2) Refusal to accept and carry out the decisions of the Party. 3) Willfully to block and disrupt Party work and the co-operation of the various Party units. 4) Knowingly and unnecessarily to en- danger the underground work of the Party. 5) In any way to betray the Party trust. Section 3. Formal charges must be pre- cented against any member or unit accused of breach of discipline, and these must be OFFICIAL BULLETIN investigated by the next higher unit before discipline is enforced. Section 4. Members deliberately accus- ing any member or unit of the Party, after accusation has been found groundless by the investigating committee, are subject to discipline. Section 5. Members may be suspended or expelled by the Braach Executive Com- mittee subject to approval of the Section Executive Committee. Section 6. Groups may be suspended, ex- pelled or reorganied by the Section Execu- tive Committee subject to the approval of the Sub-district Executive Committee. Section 7. Branches may be suspended, expelled or reorganized by the Sub-district Executive Committee subject to the ap- proval of the District Executive Committee. Section 8. AfSection or Sub-district may be suspended, expelled or reorganized by the District Executive Committee subject to the approval of the Central Executive Committee. Section 9. Districts may be suspended, expelled or reorganized by the Central Ex- ecutive Committee subject to the approval of the Convention. Section 10. Members or groups suspends ed or expelled may appeal to the District Executive Committee before final action is taken. Section 11. Any higher unit in the Party may present charges against any subordi- nate unit or member within its jurisdiction. Section 12. Every member of the Com- munist Party elected, or appointed to an, official position in a labor union or any other organization shall be under strict Party control and the immediate instruc- tions of the Party nucleus of his labor union or other organization. Section 13. No delegates to the Nation- al Convention shall be bound by decisions of the units by which they are elected. Delegates are obliged to present instruc- tions as recommendations to the Convention. Section H. The Central Executive Com- mittee shall maintain discipline over its members. It may suspend or expel one of its members by a vote of eight to one, ac- cused member not voting. Section 15. Any suspended or expelled member of the Central Executive Com- mittee shall have the right to appeal in writing to the next National Party Con- vention. ARTICLE IX. FINANCE Section 1. Applicants for membership shall pay an initiation fee of One Dollar, which shall be forwarded to the National Organization. Section 2. Monthly dues shall be sixty cents and shall be receipted for by dues stamps issued by the Central Executive Committee and paid into the National Party treasury through the regular Party channels. Section 3. Special assessments may be levied by the Convention and the Central Executive Committee. No member shall be considered in good standing unless he pays "such assessments. Section 4. Members unable to pay dues and assessments on account of sickness, un- employment, inprisonment, strikes or for similar reasons, shall be granted exemption upon application to the Branch Executive Committee. Group Organizers shall in- clude such requests in their' reports, and Branch Organizers shall report all exempt tions granted every time they make their remittances for dues. Section 5. Dues shall be paid monthly. No advance payments shall be made, and members who have not paid dues by the first of the month for the previous month, shall be considered in bad standing. A member who is two months in arrears shall be dropped from membership, unless within one month after notification by the Group Organizer, he places himself in good standing. ARTICLE X. PARTY PRESS Section 1. The Central Executive Com^ mittee shall publish the official under- ground organ of the Party, which shall be issued at least once a month. Section 2. The Central Executive Com- mittee shall issue a bi-weekly Party bulletin which shall be distributed to the member- ship free of charge. Section 3. Literature issued by the Party shall be under the supervision of the editorial committee and under the con- trol of^ the Central Executive Committee. Section U. No subdivision of the Party may publish papers or books without the permission of the Central Executive Com* mittee. Over their own signature, Sec- tions may issue leaflets, dealing with mat- ters in their locality, subject to the ap^ proval of the Central Executive Commit- tee or such District Committees as may be so empowered by the Central Executive Committee. Section 5. All legal and illegal Party press and publishing machinery, including Federation press and establishments shall be unconditionally and fully subject to the Party through its Central/ Executive Com- mittee or «uch other Party units as may be expressly authorized by the Central Ex- ecutive Committee. Section 6. No member of the Party shall contribute articles pr editorials of a politic- al or economic nature to the bourgeois press except by permission of the Central Ex- ecutive Committee. ARTICLE XI. PARTY NUCLEI. Section 1. The Central Executive Com- mittee shall provide for the organization of Communist Party nuclei, composed of Communist Party members only, in the shops, in the unions, and in other workers' organiations ; winthin the army and navy, and ex-soldiers' organizations. Report of Liquidation Committee The Liquidation Committee recommends to the Convention to instruct the Central Executive Committee to bring about unity of all Party organizations and activities in the shortest possible time, and on the fol- lowing basis: PARTY UNITS 1. At the first meeting the Central Ex- ecutive Committee shall decide upon the number and limits of Party Districts, tak- ing into consideration the existing Dis- tricts of both Parties. 2. In cases where the redivision differs from the existing limits, provision shall be made for turning over connections involved from the existing District to the new ones, and the units involved shall participate in the formation of Section, Sub-district and District organs in their new Districts. 3. Until the new District* Executive Committees are organized according to the new constitution of the Party, temporary District Executive Committees shall be formed, consisting of the new District Or- ganizer and the old District and Sub-dis- trict organizers of both parties. The Sub- district Executive Committees and local or Section Executive Committees shall con- tinue as heretofore, until the respective bodies are organized according to the new constitution. (a) The temporary District Executive ^Committees shall determine the divisions of their Bistricts into Sub-districts, and the division of the Sub-districts into Sections. (b) All activities of all the units of both Parties shall be co-ordinated at once. 4. Former United Communist Party and Communist Party Branches of the same language, existing in the same Branch territory, shall be combined (and again sub- divided, if necessary) so as to form strong Branches without overlapping each other. This reorganization shall be carried out by the Section Executive Committees (or Sub- district Executive Committees in case of isolated Branches directly connected with the Sub-district), formed by the old Branch- es according to the new constitution of the Party. 5. Full strength Groups within a small territory may continue as heretofore. Small Groups and Groups with scattered membership shall be combined and reor- ganized without regard to former affilia- tion. ASSETS AND LIABILITIES 6. All assets and liabilities of the Com- munist Party and the United Communist Party shall be taken over by the united Party. 7. The Executive Secretaries of the Communist Party and the United Commun- ist Party shall turn over all cash and Party property under their control to the new Ex- ecutive Secretary through the auditing Committees elected by this Convention; in the same way they shall submit full item- ized statements of all their liabilities and obligations. This refers to all assets and liabilities of the Central Executive Com- mittees of both parties. 8. The District Organizers of the Com- munist Party and United Communist Party shall immediately prepare full itemized statements of their assets and liabilities (cash balances, office furniture and equip- ment, other properties, loans and' accounts receivable, loan accounts payable, etc.), signed and prbperly audited copies of which they shall send to the Central Executive Committee of the Party and give to the new District Organizers. They shall pay their liabilities as far as possible, and turn over the cash and property according to instructions from the Central Executive Committee. PRESS AND LITERATURE. 9. All Party press and publications of the Communist Party and United Commun- ist Party shall immediately come under the control and direction of the new Central Executive Committee. The decisions of this Convention taken on the report of the Press Committee shall be carried out as quickly as possible. 10. All printing and shipping facilities, machinery and equipment of both Parties shall be turned over to the new Central Executive Committee at once; a complete statement of the same to be prepared by the Executive Secretaries of both Parties. 11. Any Party paper or publication (legal) having its own management and accounts shall immediately submit to the Central Executive Committee full itemized statement of its assets and liabilities. 12. Party Defense Committees maintain- ing separate treasuries and accounts shall immediately submit to the Central Execu- tive Committee full itemized statements of their assets and liabilities. This applies to all other Party Committees or organiza- tions. 13. Full statement of literature stock on hand and of amounts owing for papers and literature from the Branches and other Party units shall be submitted as soon as possible. 14. The Executive Secretaries of both .Parties shall submit to the Central Execu- tive Committee a complete list of books and pamphlets printed, ordered, and in preparation, as well as stock on hand, giv- ing number of copies, titles, printers, cost, estimates, advance payments and amounts owing for lietrature. MISCELLANEOUS. 15. To avoid duplication, waste, and competition, steps shall be taken for the immediate amalgamation and co-ordination of all legal Party organizations and activi- ties, such as defense, education, entertain- ments, etc. 16. The nuclei of both Parties in unions, shops and workers' societies shall be brought together and united with the least possible delay. Get Together! Detailed instructions regarding the process of liquidating the affairs of the two Parties and amalgamating them into one organic whole will be trans- mitted through District organizers. Do not take the specific steps for official- .ly uniting locally until these instruc- tions reach you through the regular Party channels. This must be done very carefully and according to one uniform plan, or great confusion may result. The plan of the C. E. C. pro- vides that this process of amalgama- tion shall be completed by July 1st. You should however, not wait until this official amalgamation takes place before uniting th e local forces of the two parties. Get together at once for practical work. 'Support wholehearted- ly whatever educational and propa- ganda 'work may have been initiated by either Party. Co-operate in the union-, nuclei in Defense activities, in mass meetings for the unemployed, in the sale and distribution of literature that either Party may have on hand.