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Emma Goldman, from Martian Dreams
Emma Goldman (1869-1940) was an anarchist who has the dubious honor of being expelled from both the United States and the USSR.
Born in Russia, Goldman emigrated to the U.S. in 1885 and lived in New York. Her political activities were radical, and she was involved in an assassination attempt on Henry Clay Frick in 1892. Aftwerwards, she came into conflict with the law regularly.
It is unknown why she was in the capsule when it was launched by sabotage, but once on Mars, she quickly fell to the lies of Raxachk speaking through Rasputin. The Avatar found her in Argyre in Martian Dreams, where she proved herself to be totally convinced of Raxachk's ideas... at least, until the point when Raxachk, after the Avatar had cornered him, killed everyone else and fled Rasputin's body, leaving a disturbed Goldman behind.
Back on Earth, Goldman would continue her anarchist cause, until being arrested in 1917 for trying to hinder the draft for World War I. In 1919 she was expelled back to the USSR. While this expulsion was not official, she was a person non grata in 1925, when she left the USSR. She traveled extensively and wrote several books, before dying in 1940.
Anarchist and proponent of birth control and draft obstruction, Emma Goldman was born in Lithuania and raised in Russia. At 17 she moved to the United States, where she soon became involved with anarchists. Arrested several times for inciting riots, she was convicted of interfering with US preparations for World War I and sent to prison. Deported in 1919, she went to Russia but disapproved of the Soviet regime and moved on to England and later Canada. Late in life, she took an active role in the Spanish Civil War. Her role in events on Mars is clouded in mystery.
See Also Edit
- Emma Goldman on Wikipedia.