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Hellraisers Journal: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn on the “Glory” of War and Thoughts on Breeding for War

Defend your country?
What ground do you own?
-not even enough to stand on, perhaps,
much less enough to bury yourself in!
-Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

Tuesday May 30, 1916
St. Louis, Missouri - Elizabeth Gurley Flynn Speaks on Preparedness

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From the New York Call of August 8, 1915

Hellraisers Journal: Confession of Miner, Steve Adams, Leads to Search at Pocatello for "Greek Fire"

There are no limits to which powers of privilege
will not go to keep the workers in slavery.
-Mother Jones

Saturday April 7, 1906
Pocatello, Idaho - Steve Adams Searches for Cache of "Greek Fire"

Hellraisers Journal: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn & Sara Bard Field on "Patriotism" from The Masses

Let those who own the country, who are howling for and profiting
by preparedness, fight to defend their property.
-Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

Friday March 17, 1916
From The Masses: "Do You Believe in Patriotism?" Part I

In the March issue of The Masses, various Socialist writers respond to the question, "Do you believe in Patriotism?" Today Hellraisers features the answers to that question from two prominent Socialist women, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn and Sara Bard Field. Tomorrow's edition will feature the responses of John Sloan and Charles Erskine Scott Wood. K. R. Chamberlin also offers an artistic answer to the question:

Artist K. R. Chamberlain on Patriotism

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PATRIOTISM by K. R. Chamberlain.
The Editor, the Munition Maker and Investor: "Outrage! American Killed in Mexico! War!"

Hellraisers Journal: Moyer, Haywood, & Pettibone Arraigned at Caldwell; Refuse to Enter Pleas

There are no limits to which powers of privilege
will not go to keep the workers in slavery.
-Mother Jones

Sunday February 25, 1906
From the San Francisco Call: W. F. of M. Men Refuse to Enter Pleas

From the Call of February 22, 1906:

Special Dispatch to The Call.

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BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 21.-Charles E. [H.] Moyer, William D. Haywood and G. A. Pettibone, leaders of the Western Federation of Miners, today were taken to Caldwell, where they were arraigned before the Probate Judge on information charging them with the murder of former Governor Frank Steunenberg. Each of the prisoners stood mute, refusing to plead.

Attorney E. F. Richardson, representing the prisoners demanded an immediate preliminary hearing, but it finally was agreed that the case should go over until next Tuesday, when a further continuance may be ordered.

Attorney Richardson maintained that the information filed against the prisoners was not sufficient, as the affidavit charged the commission of a crime in Caldwell, whereas Moyer had not been in the State of Idaho since October last, and the two other prisoners had not been in Idaho in years. There was in the information no word of conspiracy, he said. The court overruled his objection to the information and his motion for the dismissal of the prisoners. They were committed without bail.

The three prisoners were brought back to Boise this afternoon and were again taken to the State Penitentiary, where they will be kept in close confinement. They will be permitted to read books.

Hellraisers Journal: From the Appeal to Reason: Socialists from Three Nations Ask to End War

I have no country to fight for;
my country is the earth;
I am a citizen of the world.
Eugene Victor Debs

Tuesday December 28, 1915
From the Appeal to Reason: Socialist Legislators from Three Nations Seek to End the War

From the Christmas Day edition of the Appeal comes the news that Socialists from the legislative bodies of Great Britain, Germany, and the United States have asked for an end to the war now raging in Europe:

Socialists Ask to End War in Parliament of Three Nations

Great Britain

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On December 8, 1915, Philip Snowden, Socialist member of House of Commons, called upon the British Prime Minister for a statement as to the possibility of ending the war. This was Asquith's reply made in Parliament:

If proposals of a serious character for a general peace are put forward by the enemy governments either directly or through a neutral power they will be discussed by the allied governments.

Asquith thinks it is a sign of weakness for his country to begin peace negotiations. If that view is taken by all seriously and adhered to nothing but death of all the soldiers at the front could possibly end the war. Somebody must begin. Why not Great Britain?