The “Freiheit,” New York Yiddish Communist daily, and the Communist party of America, were convicted after “trial” by the vote of 2,500 men and women at the Central Opera House, where it was charged that the Communist organ had “maliciously falsified the news” of the Palestine outbreaks to make it appear that they were part of a “revolution of oppressed Arabian masses against British Imperialism and its Zionist allies.”
The verdict was: “We. Jewish workers, this day assembled, solemnly declare it our deep conviction that the accused are guilty as charged.
“We condemn them and place them beyond the pale of Jewish Labor and Jewish public life. We call upon the Jewish workers and Jewry at large to join us in this verdict.”
The “Freiheit” simultaneously held a meeting at the New Star Casino in the form of a public trial of the J. L. Peretz Writers Club. A resolution was adopted condemning the “pen slaves.” Disturbances were threatened, but prevented by the police.