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Art Young’s dangerous cartoons

cartoon by Art Young portraying a capitalist inferno

Soon after the United States became involved in World War I, the federal government began its prosecution of avant-garde socialist magazine The Masses for anti-war activity. Among those charged was cartoonist Art Young, who also contributed to several IWW publications.

Book Extract: World War, and Freedom’s nadir

When the Great War broke out in 1914 most anarchists took their customary anti-militarist position, but the conflict also led to two of its heaviest hitters, Errico Malatesta and Peter Kropotkin, throwing down in the pages of anarchist journal Freedom. In the following extract from A Beautiful Idea: History of the Freedom Press Anarchists, Rob Ray