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American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky. World voices on the Moscow trials - Image 9. 1936?. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 19, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3054/show/2994.

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American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky. (1936?). World voices on the Moscow trials - Image 9. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3054/show/2994

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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
Creator (LCNAF)
  • 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
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Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304404~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Transcript World Voices on the Moscow Trials MANCHESTER GUARDIAN WEEKLY MANCHESTER, ENGLAND The Russian Trial The Soviet Government has chosen an odd time to hold a great State trial and advertise to the world its persecution mania and its terroristic system. Few but the faithfully blind will take at their face value the charges against Trotsky, Zinoviev and Kamenev, and the rest, and regard their "confessions" as honest. And even the faithful will be sorely put to it to explain why, at a moment when they are denouncing (and being exhorted by Moscow to denounce) the bloodthirsty methods of Fascism in Spain, Germany, Abyssinia, Japan, and so on, the Workers' Government should find it politic to follow their example. It will become slightly more difficult for some of our Left-wingers to denounce the Nazis for their proscriptions, their trials and executions for alleged offenses committed years ago, when the mighty Government of the Soviet Union, so firm in its saddle, drags miserable prisoners from their cells to make a public holiday and tries them for new offenses which the omniscient State curiously omitted to discover before. With the best will in the world it is hard not to be cynical about these Russian trials. One can only look for their explanation not in any desire for justice but in the shifts of State policy and the need of an internal diversion. In this case it is the familiar cry of the State in danger, the beloved leader's life hazarded, a foreign Power fomenting assassination. And the scapegoats are the old scapegoats—all the politicians whom Stalin has broken, and who (where speech is not free) are easy victims. The story is a miserable one. In December, 1934, Kirov, one of Stalin's right-hand men, was assassinated by a Communist. The Government's first action was to put to death over a hundred people who it was not pretended were concerned in the murder. So-called trials were "expedited" all over the place and the occasion taken for a general removal of persons under arrest. This having been done because of "the necessity of strengthening the means of combating terrorism" (as Mr. Maisky explained to British Labor critics), the State investigated the crime. The first accounts put the blame on White Guards instigated, it was alleged, from Latvia and Finland. After a fortnight the Government made the discovery that it was really its old political enemies, the critics of its domestic policy,