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80th Anniversary of Sacco & Vanzetti Executions

80th Anniversary of Sacco & Vanzetti Executions

New York City, August 23, 2007

August 23rd is the 80th anniversary of the execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti — Italian immigrants who were framed for a robbery and murder and themselves judicially murdered for being anarchists. In this country, has anything really changed?

NYC's Libertarian Book Club is organizing an observance for Thur., Aug. 23 (the day S&V were hanged), in Union Square (the sight of a mass rally of New Yorkers in support of the condemned).

Come to a meeting of the LBC on Wed. May 30, at 7pm at 339 Lafayette Street (the War Resisters League Building), Room 202, to join in planning for this observance. Five years ago, on the 75th anniversary of S&V's execution, we held a memorial in the same location that included music, performance (by the Living Theater), and a lecture by the late historian Paul Avrich.

Today, with Gitmo, the INS, and the ICE cops ruining immigrants' lives and anarchists and supporters of animal rights on a hit list of "terrorists," it's more important than ever to let the state know that we know our history.

339 Lafayette is at Lafayette and Bleecker Streets. It's easily accessible by the R and 6 Subway lines.