[act-ma] Sacco and Vanzetti, 3rd Annual March and Rally, August 23rd

Molly Adelstein peacepunk315 at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 7 07:52:36 PDT 2008


Boston, Massachusetts

On Saturday, August 23rd, Boston will remember the 81st anniversary of the execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrants and committed anarchists whose trial is widely regarded as one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in American history.  Calling attention to the continued repression of immigrants and radicals, the Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration Society (SVCS) invites all to attend and participate in the third annual march and rally.  We will begin by gathering in Copley Square at 1PM, followed by a march to the North End at 3PM, and conclude with a rally at 5PM at the Paul Revere Mall at 416 Hanover Street featuring a number of speakers, including Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner.

For the third year in a row, the SVCS has sought to bring public attention to the wrongful execution of the two Italian immigrant workers in 1927. We invoke our local history not only to remember Sacco and Vanzetti, but also to demonstrate how little has changed in the 81 years following their execution. Nationalist fearmongering and the repression of dissidents is as prevalent today as it was during the Red Scare in the early 20th century. The way in which immigrants workers are rounded up, detained and deported today under the pretext of a War on Terror, a War on Drugs or securing our borders, is eerily similar to the Palmer Raids targeting immigrants in the 1920s.  And while the overwhelming majority of developed nations have abolished the death penalty, the retention of capital punishment in the United States keeps the U.S. in alarmingly poor company with other countries notorious for human rights abuses.

More information about the Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration Society
and the upcoming events can be found at http://saccoandvanzetti.org


Contact: 617-290-5614
info at saccoandvanzetti.org
33 Harrison Ave.
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02111 

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