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American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky. World voices on the Moscow trials - Image 4. 1936?. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 20, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3054/show/2989.

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American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky. (1936?). World voices on the Moscow trials - Image 4. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3054/show/2989

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Title World voices on the Moscow trials
Alternative Title World voices on the Moscow trials: a compilation from the labor and liberal press of the world
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  • American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky
Publisher Pioneer Publishers
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York, New York
Date 1936?
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940
  • Zinovyev, Grigory Yevseyevich, 1883-1936
  • Kamenev, Lev Borisovich, 1883-1936
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  • pamphlets
Language English
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Original Item Extent 64 pages: 1 illustration; 20 cm
Original Item Location DK266.3.A45
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304404~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Transcript Call for the Formation of the American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky As the climax to a long series of persecutions, Leon Trotsky is today a virtual prisoner in Norway. The attacks on him have come from diverse quarters. On August 5 th a band of Fascists invaded Trotsky's home at Honefoss on the pretext of discovering incriminating evidence of illegal activities. Soon after came the Zinoviev-Kamenev trial at Moscow and the accusation that Trotsky, in collusion with Hitler's Gestapo, had plotted the assassination of leading Soviet officials. Trotsky declared these charges to be completely false and contradicted by all the ideas and actions of his forty years of political life. He stated his readiness to appear before an independent commission and present his refutation of the charges. Submitting to the pressure of a note from the Soviet Foreign Office on the one hand and the campaign of the Norwegian Fascist press on the other—both demanding his expulsion from the country —the Norwegian government replied by interning Trotsky and placing him under a prison regime. Today he is cut off from direct communication with the outside world; deprived of all secretarial assistance; and forbidden to receive mail or newspapers. Thus Leon Trotsky is deprived of the simplest democratic rights of asylum and is without the necessary means of answering the grave accusations against him. Certainly, the most elementary notions of justice dictate that this world-famous revolutionist should be given the fullest opportunity to state his case. For this reason we are constituting a Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky to help obtain for him the normal rights of asylum and to aid in the formation of an International Commission of Inquiry, which shall examine all the available evidence and make public its findings. Support of this appeal in no way necessarily indicates any commitment on the part of the signers to Trotsky's views on politics. However, no great world figure, whatever his point of view, should be subjected to accusations coupled with a virtual incarceration which denies him the right to answer before a neutral body the charges made against him. We believe that you, as an avowed friend of democratic rights, will wish to join us on this committee. "Will you let us know your answer as soon as possible? NORMAN THOMAS DEVERE ALLEN JOHN DEWEY JOSEPH WOOD KRUTCH FREDA KIRCHWEY H. M. KALLEN New York, N. Y., October 22, 1936.