Thursday, July 14, 2011


On 14 July, 1921, Italian born Anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were cnvicted, in Boston,  of murdering a shoe-company paymaster and his guard.

Actually, they had been accused of murder and convicted of Anarchism.

The common scapegoats at the time were working and poor people,  immigrants, Communists and Anarchists.
This was also the time of the Red Scare, the infamous Palmer raids against political radicals, and the rise of J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI.

It's interesting how very little things seem to change.
Today's scapegoats in the U.S. are working and poor people, immigrants, Muslims, and political activists.

And the beat goes on......

The following is an interesting site for more information on Sacco and Vanzetti and the times.

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