Emma Goldman


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Emma Goldman born Kovno, Russian Lithuania June 27, 1869 (d. 1940). Pacifist anarchist feminist editor and orator; arrested 1917 for draft resistance; jailed 18 months; deported 1919.


"The history of progress is written in the blood of men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause, as, for instance, the black man's right to his body, or the woman's right to her soul." ("What I Believe." New York World, July 19, 1908; photo Wikipedia)

"The contention that a standing army and navy is the best security of peace is about as logical as the claim that the most peaceful citizen is he who goes about heavily armed." ("Patriotism." Anarchism and Other Essays, 1917)

"All wars are wars among thieves who are too cowardly to fight and who therefore induce the young manhood of the whole world to do the fighting for them." ("Address to the Jury", Mother Earth, July 1917; photo Wikipedia)