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      Our Heritage - Clara Zetkin

      Born on July 5, 1857 - 161 years ago this month. Clara Zetkin was a German Marxist theorist, activist and organizer of the first International Women's Day in 1911.

      The following is an excerpt from, "The Duty of Working Women in War-Time" which was published November 19, 1914 as she organized against the First World War from within Germany.
      "We Socialist women hear the voices which in this time of blood and iron still speak softly, painfully, and yet consolingly, of the future. Let us be their interpreters to our children. Let us preserve them from the harsh brazen sound of the ideas which fill the streets to-day, in which cheap pride-of-race stifles humanity. In our children must grow up the security that this most frightful of all wars shall be the last. The blood of the killed and wounded must not be a stream to divide that which unites the present distress and the future hope. It must be as a cement which shall bind fast for all time."

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