Thursday, August 23, 2007

Execution of Sacco and Vanzetti

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1927 In America, Italian anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian-born anarchist labor militants, were executed by electric chair for their alleged murder of a factory paymaster and guard on April 15, 1920.

Their guilt in the crimes has been hotly contested ever since. Their execution was the culmination of a five-year government campaign to crush political dissidents (particularly socialist and anarchist workers) in the USA.

Fifty years after the execution of Sacco and Vanzetti, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis proclaimed August 23,1977, Sacco and Vanzetti day ...

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