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An I.W.W. anti-war statement to get men to join the I.W.W. It was originally used in the trial of the United States vs. William D. Haywood, et al. This exhibit was part of the deposition of John W. Hughes for the Michael Simmons vs. the El Paso and Southwestern Railroad Company.

UA Special Collections AZ 114 box 1, folder 1, exhibit 32


Join the army or navy. Confess, be prepared to die

It is better to be a traitor to a country than a traitor to your class

A live soldier is a hobo a dead soldier is a hero.

Why be a soldier? Be a man join the IWW and fight on the job for yourself and your class.

A policeman is a pumpkin a soldier a boil on the body politic both the — of a diseased system.

A soldier is the man behind the gun, but the man behind the man behind the gun is to blame for war.