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No one may talk here anymore, but [30 Jun 2008|01:54am]

I'll try anyway.

Could someone recommend a good documentary or movie about communities or groups or grassroots movements, rising against oppression?

I'm especially interested in SDS and the Weathermen, and how corporate america is tied into politics. But it doesn't have to be that.
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I may x-post, should I find another suitable community. [11 May 2006|03:33pm]

I realize that this community isn't too terribly active, but you guys just may be the only people on LiveJournal who can help me find what I've been looking for: a transcript of The People of the State of New York v. Thomas Hagan, Thomas 15X Johnson, and Norman 3x Butler.

I would really like to get my hands on this Malcolm X assassination trial transcript, and no librarian or search engine has been able to help me yet. I've found two PDF introductions to the transcript (I searched the site manually and through advanced searches, but could not for the life of me find the actual document), as well as Shabazz's testimony at The Smoking Gun. I live in New Hampshire, and according to The Brothers Malcom website, the transcript exists in digital form at Durham College in Hanover-- so even if no one can tell me exactly where to find the document, perhaps someone can tell me how digital libraries work? I'm sixteen, not yet in college, and I haven't a clue how and if I can be granted access to a digital library over the internet. The college's website offers no guidance, unfortunatelty.

In case anyone was wondering, I am doing a school project on Malcolm X. The transcript that I'm looking for probably won't help me out with a grade so much as enlighten me in other ways. I hope that this entry will not be confused for a desperate 'homework help' post. I plan to join and contribute to this community in the near future. Thank you.
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Historic find in Bisbee courthouse [26 Feb 2006|05:48pm]

Interesting stuff, although I think blaming the deportation only on WWI, as if there was no repression after or before the war, is a pretty stupid cop-out.

Historic find in Bisbee courthouse

Feb 22, 2006, 08:21 AM MST

A woman who works at the Cochise County Courthouse stumbled upon original documents that may reveal history pertaining to the Bisbee Deportations of 1917.

Fran Ranaccelli says she found a box full of the documents in the evidence room of the county courthouse, "As I looked it said 1917, I.W.W. and I just froze."

The box contains documents including witness affidavits, and subpoenas of the court case that followed the round up of more than 1200 miners in Bisbee after they went on a strike citing improper working conditions.

The miners who were members of the International [that's Industrial, thank you very much] Workers of the World were rounded up and put on a train and then transported to Columbus, New Mexico where they were abandoned on July 12, 1917. Two days later U.S. troops rescued the men.

UA Vice Provost and Historian Dr. Juan Garcia says finding these documents may offer a painful insight into Arizona history during World War I.

"Nativism and hysteria generated by war can lead people to do things that they normally wouldn't do," Garcia said.

The documents are the first original items from the Bisbee Deportation to be found at the Cochise County courthouse.

Superior Court Clerk Denise Lundin says the documents will become archived.

"We're finding history and we're looking at a document signed by a person who's long dead, who really tells us a story through those documents," Lundin says.


- cross posted everywhere
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you say you want a revolution.... [08 Nov 2005|02:22pm]

“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their constitutional right to dismember it or overthrow it”-
Abraham Lincoln

Abbie Hoffman quoted this in the Conspiracy Trial
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Sacco & Vanzetti [23 Aug 2005|02:11pm]

Today, August 23rd, 2005, is the 78th anniversary of the execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti.

Nicola Sacco was born in Italy and emigrated to the United States in 1908. With Bartolomeo Vanzetti he was arrested on charges of murdering a shoe factory paymaster and guard at South Braintree, Massachusetts. They were tried and convicted in an atmosphere of antiradical hysteria. The trial ended July 14, 1921, and they were electrocuted August 23, 1927. During the years of their incarceration, widespread doubt of their guilt reached worldwide proportions resulting in protest. Many books and articles, written by those in and out of the legal profession, have left detailed accounts of one of the most controversial and best known cases in United States history.

Bartolomeo Vanzetti was arrested with Nicola Sacco on charges of murdering a shoe factory paymaster and guard in South Braintree, Massachusetts, and convicted on July 14, 1921, Vanzetti left a most moving articulate statement of the vindication of Sacco and himself in an atmosphere of hysteria the two were sentenced to die and were electrocuted on August 23, 1927. With the encouragement of supporters, Vanzetti issued letters and articles from his prison cell and displayed a highly sensitive intelligence despite the fact that he was largely self-educated. The Sacco-Vanzetti case inspired controversy reaching worldwide proportions. Belief in their innocence became widespread as they were seen to be victims of antianarchist hatred.

Neither has been officially cleared of the charges against them in the State of Massachusetts although considerable pressure has periodically mounted to bring this about.

(Irving Horowitz, The Anarchists, 1964, Dell Publishing)
[from the infoshop.org Sacco & Vanzetti memorial]

The Trial of Sacco & Vanzetti

cross posted to labour_history
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[19 Aug 2005|10:11am]

[ mood | crazy ]

this seems like a cool site. just wanted to say hi and im always looking for interesting conversations. hit me up sometime with some cool historical analysis or interesting things dealing with "the other side" of history.

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Louise Michel, 1830-1905 [01 Aug 2005|04:12pm]

I got this from the H-net labour history listserve. Thought some of you might be interested.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Louise Michel's death, the IISH presents a selection of documents of her life. As a communarde,
determined revolutionary, and romantic writer, Louise Michel's revolutionary engagement originated in her opposition to Napoleon III
during the Second Empire. In 1871, with the Paris Commune, her opposition to the bourgeois republic led by Adolphe Thiers became
increasingly pronounced, and by 1880, her anarchist views clashed with the policies of the Third Republic.

The exhibition consists of a biography illustrated with pictures from the IISH collection, and some documents from the Louise Michel papers
at the IISH. They tell something about the relations of Louise Michel with her mother, with her friends, and with the poor. They show her
as a writer and a ethnographer. And, finally, they reveal her real personality: a passionate militant and a generous person.

The address is: http://www.iisg.nl/collections/louisemichel/ (English text) http://www.iisg.nl/collections/louisemichel/indexfr.php (en français)

The texts and documents included in this collection were selected by Hélène Saudrais as part of her internship at the IISH.

cross-posted to womens_history, history, historystudents and labour_history
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[21 Jun 2005|10:54pm]

I just joined and figured I'd introduce myself to the one or two people in this community.

My name's Mathieu and I'm studying history at the university of Ottawa. I'm into labour hitory and created the labour_history community (in case anyone's interested). I'm also interested in women's history, particularly how early Soviet policy affected them and how they reacted to it.

Anyways. Have a nice day.
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