First Published: Spark Vol. I, No. 2, May 1947
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The aim of this magazine is to help bring into existence in the U. S. a bona fide Communist Party, guided by the principles of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin; dedicated to the constant struggle for Socialism and the dictatorship of the proletariat; militant in its fight against every act and preparation of our government for imperialist war and fascism; outspoken in its defenses of the first land of Socialism, the Soviet Union, and all progressive struggles throughout the world.
We believe the Communist Party U.S.A. is opportunist – that it has abandoned the theory of the class struggle and the principles of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin, and that it has betrayed the American working class and its allies.
Therefore, it becomes the responsibility equally of members of the Communist Party U.S.A., expelled Communist Party members and non-Party Marxist to work towards a bona fide Communist Party:
1. By extending the current discussion both within and without the Communist Party on the role of a Marxist Party in the U. S. A.;
2. By helping the development of varied Marxist circles such as study, contact, publication and expelled groups;
3. By establishing a publication for the purpose of unifying ideologically and organizationally the forces for a Marxist Party in the United States.