The Resistance Blues, part 2: Willie Dixon won’t serve

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December 18, 2011
by Jeffrey St. Clair  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary

"In 1940, Willie Dixon began receiving draft notices from the Selective Service, which had just established the first peacetime conscription in American history. ... One night in 1942 when the Five Breezes were playing at the Pink Poodle federal agents entered the bar and pulled Dixon off the stage while he was playing bass. As they cuffed him, Dixon screamed that he was a conscientious objector and that he refused fight and kill other humans. He was taken to federal lockup and soon placed on trial." (12/18/11)  

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