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Glenn Richter

  • Interfaith Group Pickets U.S. Mission to UN to Demand Firm Aid for Soviet Jews

    Intervention by the U.S. State Department was credited with preventing the arrest of six rabbis, a Protestant Minister and a Catholic nun who picketed the U.S. Mission to the United Nations today demanding that the U.S. government take a stronger stand on behalf of Soviet Jews. The rabbis, represented by the N.Y. Civil Liberties Union,… More ▸

  • Jewish Student Groups Use May Day to Demand Amnesty for Soviet Jews

    Various Jewish student groups marked the major Soviet holiday of May Day with demonstrations protesting the plight of Soviet Jewry and demanding that amnesty be granted to those Soviet Jews held as political prisoners in prison camps, mental asylums and in jail awaiting trial. More than 60 members of the Radical Zionist Alliance, an umbrella… More ▸

  • WEVD, N.Y.: 36 Hours a Week of ‘Jewish’ Programming, but is It Relevant?

    WEVD-AM-FM, New York, is the only broadcast station in the country with substantial Jewishoriented programing–five hours dally. six hours Saturday, five hours Sunday. Particularly proud of its Yiddish and Hebrew offerings, it calls itself "The Station That Speaks Your Language." Named after the late Socialist leader and five-time Presidential candidate Eugene Victor Debs, the 44-year-old… More ▸

  • Sssj, Communists in Verbal Clash; Cp Rejects Soviet Jewry Petition with 40,000 Names

    More than 100 members of the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry confronted officials of the Communist Party U.S.A. yesterday in what Glenn Richter, SSSJ national coordinator, called “an hour-long shouting match.” The students attempted to present the officials with petitions on behalf of Soviet Jewry signed by 40,000 Americans during the past three days. The… More ▸

  • Police Guard Carnegie Hall Against Assaults on Soviet Artists

    New York City police, apparently working in liaison with Federal Authorities, maintained a close watch on Carnegie Hall over the week-end to prevent new attempts to disrupt the performances of the Siberian Dancers and Singers from Omsk, the latest group of Soviet artists to tour the United States under the U.S.-Soviet cultural exchange program. Designated… More ▸

  • State Dept. Warns Against Disruption of Soviet Show in Nyc Tonight

    The State Department said today that, having consulted with the Lindsay Administration in New York City, it would take “all possible measures” to prevent disruption of the performances of the Siberian Dancers and Singers of Omsk, who begin a 12-show run at New York’s Carnegie Hall tomorrow night. In a voluntary verbal statement to newsmen,… More ▸

  • Rabbi Schacter, Sssj Condemn Jdl’s Tactics in March; Jdl: Tired of Do-nothing Leaders

    Rabbi Herschel Schacter, chairman of the American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry, denounced the Jewish Defense League today for “irresponsible” behavior at yesterday’s midtown march for Soviet Jewry. “We condemn the violent tactics of the Jewish Defense League in attempting to crash police barriers at the Soviet Jewish rally,” Rabbi Schacter declared, adding that “in… More ▸

  • Jewish Youths in N.y., L.a. Disrupt Rallies Celebrating Bolshevik Revolution

    Rallies here and in Los Angeles marking the 53rd anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution were interrupted last night by students opposing the treatment of Soviet Jews. In this city, about 30 members of Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry paid admission to a “Rally for Peace and Friendship” of the National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, and… More ▸