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"Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?"

Photo of Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith, both murdered by [racist] white Americans in Indiana on August 7, 1930. It was the inspiration for the poem 'Strange Fruit' by Abel Meeropol.

The Internationale
Arise ye workers from your slumbers

Arise ye prisoners of want

For reason in revolt now thunders

And at last ends the age of cant.

Away with all your superstitions

Servile masses arise, arise

We'll change henceforth the old tradition

And spurn the dust to win the prize.

 

So comrades, come rally

And the last fight let us face

The Internationale unites the human race.

So comrades, come rally

And the last fight let us face

The Internationale unites the human race.

 

No more deluded by reaction

On tyrants only we'll make war

The soldiers too will take strike action

They'll break ranks and fight no more

And if those cannibals keep trying

To sacrifice us to their pride

They soon shall hear the bullets flying

We'll shoot the generals on our own side.

 

No saviour from on high delivers

No faith have we in prince or peer

Our own right hand the chains must shiver

Chains of hatred, greed and fear

E'er the thieves will out with their booty

And give to all a happier lot.

Each at the forge must do their duty

And we'll strike while the iron is hot.

By Eugene Pottier -- Paris, France 1871. Music by Pierre Degeyter, 1888

Two Blonde Genies. a Allen Deddi Merion film