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News :: Labor
Memorial for the Haymarket Martyrs
11 Nov 2005
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In memorial of the legal murder of the anarchists Louis Lingg, Albert Parsons, George Engel, August Spies, Adolph Fischer by the state of Illinois in 1886, BAAM held a candle light vigil in downtown Boston. At the vigil the speeches the accused had read during their kangaroo trial were soapboxed to a large onlooking crowd. Labor songs were sung. Pamphlets about the history of the 8-hour day struggle were distributed to a receptive audience. Many passersby were genuinely interested in the history and the lessons that it teaches us today.

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Re: Memorial for the Haymarket Martyrs
11 Nov 2005
thanks for celebrating the lives of these courageous fighters. i wish i could've been there with you tonight.

"hijo del pueblo, te oprimen cadenas, / y esa injusticia no puede seguir; / si tu existencia es un mundo de penas. / antes que esclavo, prefiere morir." - ricardo flores magon, october 23, 1915
Re: Memorial for the Haymarket Martyrs
12 Nov 2005
We should resume our trailed off conversations.

Various theses proposed were:

1) No one in their right mind should heckle anarchists on a Friday night.

2) People who are not anti-racists are racists.

3) The Haymarket Rioters are martyrs.


Also notes on the event: glassy eyed and sparky wannabe girl, drunk woman, chinese guard in the plaza, cell phone photographers, and "Dudditz" from Dreamcatcher in the winter hat spying on the vigil from the Park Street Outbound entrance.
Re: Memorial for the Haymarket Martyrs
12 Nov 2005
While I wish I could have been there, I was tied up with other involvments. Thanks for keeping the memory alive.
Re: Memorial for the Haymarket Martyrs
12 Nov 2005
I so glad you guys did that, I wish to join you in one for Sacco and Vannzetti this comming summer.
Re: Memorial for the Haymarket Martyrs
12 Nov 2005
this looks like it went well, i'm sorry i couldn't make it. thank you for doing this.
Re: Memorial for the Haymarket Martyrs
12 Nov 2005
don't you have something better to be doing?