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An interview with Susan Tejada who wrote In Search of Socco and Vanzetti
It was a bold and brutal crime--robbery and murder in broad daylight on the streets of South Braintree, Massachusetts, in 1920. Tried for the crime and convicted, two Italian-born laborers, anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, went to the electric chair in 1927, professing their innocence. Journalist Susan Tejada has spent years investigating the case, sifting through diaries and police reports and interviewing descendants of major figures. She discovers little-known facts about Sacco, Vanzetti, and their supporters, and develops a tantalizing theory about how a doomed insider may have been coerced into helping professional criminals plan the heist.
Tejada's close-up view of the case allows readers to see those involved as individual personalities. She also paints a fascinating portrait of a bygone era: Providence gangsters and Boston Brahmins; nighttime raids and midnight bombings; and immigration, unionism, draft dodging, and violent anarchism in the turbulent early years of the twentieth century. In many ways this is as much a cultural history as a true-crime mystery or courtroom drama. Because the case played out against a background of domestic terrorism, in a time that echoes our own, we have a new appreciation of the potential connection between fear and the erosion of civil liberties and miscarriages of justice.
AF3IRM's "Revolutionary Mothers'" Episode covered a wide range of important issues central to the complex experiences of women as the givers of life and the caretaker of the family. It addressed how to be a mother, who is conscious, progressive, and militant – in other words, the revolutionary mother. Special guests included: Kelly Gray, a full spectrum doula; AF3IRM LA member & mama Faith Santilla; and San Francisco Bay Area chapter coordinator Katrina Socco. This special mamas day episode of "Red Feminist Radio" was hosted by AF3IRM National Chairperson Jollene Levid.
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