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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 07, 1912, Image 11

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Rome, Sept. 7. Syndicalists
-, are organizing a national general
strike to force'King Victor's gov
ernment tor call upon the United
States to release Ettor and Gio
vannittr, the two strike leaders,
held in jail at Lawrence, Mass.,
on a trumped-up charge of mur
der. If such a strike is called it wilt
paralyze every industry in Italy.
Feeling is most intense all over
the country. Th6 newspapers
haye published columns on the
-case, . radical and conservative
journals alike demanding that the
government take action.
Deputies Chiasa, a Republican,
Meda, a Clerical, and'Avonti, a
Social-Democrat, demanded fron?
the floor of parliament that the
imprisonment of the men be made
an international issue.
The government, through
Prjnce Discalea, replied that the
foreign office had or'dered their
consul at Boston to see that Ettor
and Giovannitti had good coun
sel and fair trial.
But this has not satisfied the
people. Enormous posters have
v beeri scattered through the land,
calling on the people as a whole
r to join in the general strike.
Labor leaders are urging1 demon
strations b'efore the American
consulates-. , l
LaTribuna Illustrata says that
Ettor anby 'Giovannitti ''are the
victims of the capitalists who
provoked the strike, at Law
rence." ,
LThternationale appeals to all
Jtfie Syndicalists "of EuropeJo join
in a devastating strike that will
force the release of the men. The
Corriere Delia Sera, the. Corriere
Italia and the Secolo liave urged
similar action.
Brussels, Sept. 7. Syndicalists
here are preparing for a national
general strike to force their coun
try to take international action in
regard to the imprisonment of
Ettor and Giovanniftij. the labor
leaders, at Lawrence, Mass.
London, Sept 7. A "defense
committee" was formed here to
day for -Ettor and -Giovannitti,
the two Italians accused of mur
der and held without bail and de
nied a trial at Lawtence, Mass.
A great mass me.etfng will be
held in Trafalgar Square. Reso
lutions of protest against the
Massachusetts authorities will be
adopted and sent to American
Ambassador Whitelaw Reid.
New York, Sept 7. Wm. D,
Haywood, leader of the Indus
trial Workers jof the World, has
left for Chicago to ask unions
there to join, in the Ettor-Giovan-nitti
general strike to be called
Sept. 30.
The Greater New York Coun
cil of the I. W. W. lias arranged
for a monster Ettor-Giovannitti
demonstration here Sept. 14.
Circulars saying' the impris
oned men are to be. railroaded to
the electric chair for murder done
by a policeman are-being sent to
all unions in the United Spates.
Philadelphia, Sept 7. "The
pbject of the corning strike of the
I. W. W. is the overthrow of so
ciety said .National Organized
. J. Wz

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