Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Honoring John Stanford

The Socialist Party of Texas joins its comrades in the Communist Party of San Antonio in saluting and honoring the life and activism of John Stanford.

John's iconic life in the Movement over a 70 year period shows an incomparable dedication to activism and commitment to a new society.

Stanford was a long-time fixture in San Antonio activism. For years the proprietor of the  "All Pints of View" bookstore served as a fixture at local demonstrations and city council meetings.

In 1963, Texas government officials and local police raided the Stanford bookstore and seized its contents under the provisions of a state anti-Communist law. John took the case through the court system all the way to the United States Supreme Court and won.

Juancho Stanford, presente!

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