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 [[image - Woman with t-shirt that says "Save Dodge Main"]]


   I personally extend to all of you a very warm welcome to this wonderful and exciting rally. Our gathering this afternoon announces the advent of an enormous campaign to "put people before profits."
  Welcome also to an entirely new epoch in the history of our country. Welcome to an era which will undoubtedly stand out in history as a time when vast numbers of people militantly challenged those who were intent on sacrificing our lives in order to stuff their pirates' coffers with billions of dollars in profits.
  This day - my comrades, my sisters, my brothers - marks the beginning of an era which will surely culminate with decisive workers' victories against that nasty cabal of monopoly capitalists.
  This day is especially important for the Black people of Detroit - indeed for Black people, Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Native Americans, Asians and Pacific peoples, as well as Arabs all over this land.  Those who put profits before people

*From her speech at the Cobo Hall Rally, Detroit, Michigan, Aug. 26, 1979.
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