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This is the 81st anniversary of the murder by the State of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. 


      What from the splendid dead
      We have inherited -
      Furrows sweet to the grain, and the weed subdued -
      See now the slug and the mildew plunder.
      Evil does not overwhelm
      The larkspur and the corn;
      We have seen them go under.
      Let us sit here, sit still,
      Here in the sitting-room until we die;
      At the step of Death on the walk, rise and go;
      Leaving to our children's children this beautiful doorway,
      And this elm,
      And a blighted earth to till
      With a broken hoe.

-- Edna St Vincent Millay "Justice Denied in Massachusetts"

Lest we forget.

August 23, 2008 | Permalink


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