A national call: free the Catonsville Nine
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||Baltimore Defense Committee
A leaflet issued by the Baltimore Defense Committee calling for a protest action in defense of the Catonsville Nine on October 7, 1968 - the day the trial took place.
A National Call:
FREE THE CATONSVILLE NINE
On May 17, 1968, nine people -- seven men
and two women -- "napalmed" about 800 draft
records in Catonsville, Md., a suburb of Balti-
more. Many of these records were those of men
The record burning was an act of symbolic
resistance. The Nine did not try to escape.
But the action was very real to some young
men in Catonsville. It may have already saved
Come to Agnew Country
The trial of the Catonsville Nine begins in
Federal Court in Baltimore on Monday, October 7.
The Baltimore Defense Committee is organizing
a mass march through the city to the courthouse
to demand that the Nine be freed.
In spite of Agnew (or, if you will, because of
Agnew), this march will take place.
The streets belong to the people.
Confront the Slavemakers
In addition to the FREE THE NINE mobilization
march, the Defense Committee is planning continual
actions to keep attention focused on the trial. (If you
liked Czicago, you'll love Balamer.)
These actions will include a rally Sunday night
(October 6) to hear the defendants, a funeral march
to celebrate the death of Selective Slavery, visits to
local draft board members, a daily press forum, a
Resistance supper and rap -- and some surprises.