RADICALS: Militant Communists

The jury trying William Z. Foster, the first of the 32 defendants charged with violating the Michigan State Syndicalism law, is composed of eleven men and one woman.

In his opening statement to the jury, Assistant Attorney General O. L. Smith asserted that the state was prepared to prove that Foster was a paid organizer in the ranks of the Communists, and that the Communist Party is committed to violent and incendiary doctrines. As documentary evidence in support of the state's contention, Mr. Smith will exhibit a manifesto written in January, 1922, giving...

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