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CWP Scores Political Victory - The Whole World is Watching - The Klan/Nazi/FBI Trials Can't be Kept Closed

Date: June 23, 1980

Author: Communist Workers Party U.S.A.

Biographical/Historical abstract: The Communist Workers Party (CWP) was a Maoist group in the United States, active from 1979-1985, and mainly remembered for the "Greensboro Massacre," a November 3, 1979 Death to the Klan march in Greensboro that left five of the CWP protesters dead.

Additional contributor: Marion Yuen

Description: This June 23, 1980 press release, issued by the Communist Workers Party (CWP), announces that the CWP will be filing criminal charges against law enforcement officers in Greensboro for assaulting CWP supporters who attempted to attend the murder trial of Klan and Nazi defendants related to the November 3, 1979, Greensboro Massacre. The press release restates the CWP opinion that the November 3 shootings were part of a government conspiracy and that the trials were a cover-up designed to "squash people's resistance."

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Format of original: Other

Collection: Blanche M. Boyd Papers

Repository: Duke University

Item#: 4.66.1205

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