Today in Peace and Justice history on June 15, 1943

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The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) was founded in Chicago by a group of students including James Farmer and Bayard Rustin . . .continued >

spazzman's picture
May. 22, 2012 7:50 am


also june 15th

June 15, 1917

Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman were arrested and charged with conspiracy to obstruct the draft for America’s recent declaration of war with Germany in World War I. They held a number of rallies to discourage young men vulnerable to the new draft from cooperating. They laid out their position in the nearly 100,000 fliers they distributed with their No­Conscription League Manifesto.
“. . . this democratic country makes no such provision for those who will not commit murder at the behest of the war profiteers. Thus the ‘land of the free and the home of the brave’ is ready to coerce free men into the military yoke."

The flyer itself (separate images for each side)...front | back

The No­Conscription League Manifesto Alexander Berkman biography

.ren has written of the creel commission that led to this atrocity.

douglaslee's picture
Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm

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