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the Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration Society's

2nd Annual Sacco and Vanzetti Memorial Rally and Parade

Jump to the 2008 Memorial

80 years ago, the Massachusetts trial system murdered two Italian Americans. the the Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration Society is one of many groups who remember the legacy of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti.

Treatment of immigrants is a central theme in the S & V story and in this memorial event, as Sergio Reyes, of the Boston May Day Coalition explains.

Boston City Councilor Felix Arroyo... (what the hell did he do anyway?)

Recordings

First Rally -Music

Jake and The Infernal Machine

Evan Greer

Second Rally -Speeches

Justin from the Industrial Workers of the World

Jennifer from the Boston May Day Coalition

John Harris from the Stop The Was Coalition

MaryAnne from the Boston Anti-Authoritarian Movement

Autumn from the Boston Animal Defense League

Jake from Anarchist Black Cross and Allston Brighton CPA?

Mark from the Industrial Workers of the World of Providence, RI

Sacco and Vanzetti Quote

About the Tracks: I recorded the event in 2-track. The audience at the second rally was recorded to a discrete channel. Post-production was done in Pro Tools and/or Audacity.

About the PA: We used the battery-operated SoniKart to drive a pair of JBL loudspeakers. Jake's Infernal Machine consisted of a lead and acoustic bass guitar, lead and backing vocals, violin and mandolin. A stereo mix was provided to the crowd, with ample sound levels and satisfactory fidelity.

Jake and I discussed the need for monitor speakers such that performers can better hear themselves and each other.

 

Located within sight of the opening rally, lies the Community Church of Boston, which displays this (low-relief) plaque a copy of the one in the State House.

Evan Greer

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Sergio Reyes


The Parade Route and Permit

As the parade began, we loaded the sound system into a van and drove to the North End's Langone Park for the second rally.

A Video of Jake and the Infernal Machine

What the Sacco and Vanzetti Case Means to Me (or "how I became an anti-authoritarian")

Freeman Z

The Commonwealth's xenophobic scapegoating of my Italian-American brothers is a revealing red stain on a sham of a court system that portends to this day to serve the interests of the citizens while indulging the selfish whims of its own megolomaniacal personnel.

I also have been strapped to their torture rack, prosecuted, literally for reporting, in a shameful frame-up reported in this Boston newspaper article. (More about the "wiretap" case)

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