Backpage of the April 21, 1969 issue of the Wayne State University newspaper, The South End, which was published on the occasion of the second anniversary of the 1967 CIA-orchestrated military coup in Greece which led to a 7 year military junta. The issue was put together by the Michigan Freedom for Greece Committee and was entirely dedicated to the long history of Greek resistance.
The quote is from Che Guevara and was made during his Message to the Tricontinental in 1967, and the image is of a member of Greek People’s Liberation Army (ELAS) which was formed to fight occupation by Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany during WWII.
Soviet documentary about Nazi Germany by Mikhail Romm. Though the film is obvious Soviet propaganda with the attendant historical omissions (no mention of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact for example), the footage is amazing and the production quality is high. Originally released under the title Obiknoveny Faschizm (Ordinary Fascism) in 1965 in the Soviet Union, it made it’s way to the U.S. as Triumph Over Violence by 1968. You can watch it with English subtitles here. Definitely recommended.
“Why of course the people don’t want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece. Naturally the common people don’t want war, neither in Russia, nor in England, nor, for that matter, in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is always the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” — Hermann Goering, Hitler’s No. 2 and Head of the Nazi Luftwaffe, 1946.
12/7/41 - Pearl Harbor bombed
2/19/42 - FDR signs Executive Order 9066 setting the legal framework necessary for the military to issue Exclusion Orders and post notices like the one above in order to round up and imprison U.S. citizens of “Foreign Enemy Ancestry”, which ultimately led to the internment of 120,000 Japanese (62% actually born in the U.S.) in “War Relocation Camps”.