Saturday, 6 September 2014

Kate Richards O'Hare

 Kate Richards O'Hare American Peace and human rights activist.
On Dec. 14, 1917, U.S. peace activist and suffragist Kate Richards O'Hare was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for a speech denouncing WWI. Occupying a neighboring jail cell wasanarchists Emma Goldman, who was in prison for obstructing the draft. O'Hare was one of a number of prisoners Socialist Party leader Eugene V. Debs cited in his "Canton Speech" for which he in turn was imprisoned. He said: "The other day they sentenced Kate Richards O'Hare to the penitentiary for five years. The United States, under plutocratic rule, is the only country that would send a woman to prison for five years for exercising the right of free speech."
 'We want more school houses and less jails!
More books and less arsenals!
 More learning and less vice!
More constant work and less crime!
More leisure and less greed!
 More justice and less revenge!'
 Samuel Gompers,1893
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