If you’re enjoying the sight of Hillary Clinton whining and the various
Sheikhs and diplomats of the world cringing and spinning in the face of the
ongoing Wikileaks disclosures, you can show your appreciation by contributing
financially to the people who took great risks to help make it possible:
Bradley Manning Defense Fund is a project of Courage to Resist, which
helps refuseniks of all stripes. Bradley Manning is the number one suspect
in the leaks and is currently a prisoner of the United States
supervising the release of the documents and trying to maintain a safe
haven for people who want to bring other such secrets to light.
Vast Membership of Peasants’ Union Startles Russia.
Will Not Pay Taxes
Members Decide to Boycott all State Owned Business.
Refuse to Join Militia
Workmen’s Union Welcomes Co-Operation But Says Armed Revolt Is Sole Way to
Reach Democracy’s Ideal.
(Special Cable Service.)
St. Petersburg, . — (Via Fyatunine.) — The swift organization and vast membership of the
newly-formed peasants’ union proves even more startling than the
revolutionary organization of the workers in the towns. The great districts
in the provinces of Southwest Russia are joining the union en masse. In
thousands of instances the people prove that they are much less simple and
poor than they are usually said to be. They are largely able to buy rifles
without extraneous subscriptions, and they agree in electing district
committees. Their attitude towards the Government is similar to that of the
urban artisans, but whilst the latter seek to destroy the regime by strikes
and mass, the agitation in the great towns, the peasants are deciding to
boycott all state-owned businesses, and refuse both to pay taxes or to supply
the annual rolls of military conscripts. The enlistment department of the War
Office, which should have now nearly prepared the lists of the conscripts for
1906, has been unable to obtain any names or figures in the large provinces.
The workmen’s union, in welcoming the co-operation of the peasants’ union,
tells them that the proletariat is struggling under the banner of social
democracy, and will not limit its action to the foregoing means, but only
when armed will the nation in revolution be able to repulse reaction and
reach the democracy’s ideal.
Find Out More!
For more information on the topic or topics below (organized as “topic →
sub-subtopic”), click on any of the ♦ symbols to see other pages on this site that cover the topic. Or browse the site’s topic index at the “Outline” page.