Class War 1930

I … a member of the working class do hereby solemnly swear to protect the working class against armed and other aggression of our capitalist class enemy… should I betray the trust imposed upon me I will receive the scorn and contempt of the entire working class’.

Labor Defence Army pledge, Cessnock, NSW, January 1930, quoted by CMH Clark, A History of Australia, Vol. VI (1987), p.331.

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