"With Head Erect"
William Z. Foster, Charles E. Ruthenberg and Robert Minor, the three chief defendants in the Michigan criminal syndicalism trials, spoke at Webster Hall, New York, before a cheering audience of 600 ardent radicals.
Foster received an ovation of several minutes when he stepped upon the stage. He reviewed the trial and likened himself and his colleagues to Christ, whom he called " the original Communist."
"The capitalists of His day," shouted Foster, " crucified Christ because he tried to teach the world. He ran the capitalists out of the temple and they...