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