Free speech or bombs was the choice that C.E.S. Wood gave the United States in his defense of Dr. Marie Equi for violation of the World War I sedition law. Equi, called 'Doc" by her friends, was convicted and sentenced to three years in prison at her San Francisco trial in 1919, but President Woodrow Wilson shortened her sentence and she only served ten months in San Quentin.
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Free Speech or Bombs
In this new post at Weird Portland we look at Dr. Marie Equi, Portland's "Stormy Petrel of Politics" and a formative episode in her development as a political activist and militant.