Sunday, August 23, 2009

In Memory of Sacco & Vanzetti

On August 23, 1927 the two Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed in Massachusetts on trumped-up charges of murder and armed robbery. These Italian workers were clearly framed and used as scapegoats in a politically motivated trial. Records, testimonies, and other evidence have clearly pointed to their innocence.

This unjust trial served as a pretext to crack down on anarchists and other leftists in the US.

The electrocution-executions of Sacco & Vanzetti provoked protests and world-wide indignation.

Fifty years after the executions of Sacco & Vanzetti, on 23rd August 1977, the then-Governor of Massachusetts Michael Dukakis issued a proclamation which recognized the grave injustices perpetrated against the two.

Remember Sacco & Vanzetti!

Sacco & Vanzetti Commemoration Society

The Sacco & Vanzetti Trial

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