Friday, August 31, 2018

Today -100: August 31, 1918: When once war is declared that right ceases

In Chicago, Big Bill Haywood and 14 other IWW leaders are sentenced to 20 years in prison, with 5- and 10-year sentences for other Wobblies. Plus fines. Judge Landis: “When the country is at peace it is a legal right of free speech to oppose going to war and to oppose even preparation for war. But when once war is declared that right ceases.”

War is Hell: Germany has run out of tobacco leaf, so its cigar factories will have to close.

London cops go on strike. An unnamed “high Scotland Yard official” accuses them of mutinying in the face of the enemy.

Headline of the Day -100: 

Sounds smelly.

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