Saturday, September 24, 2011

Today in Labor History—September 24

Canada's First IWW Charter, Vancouver, 1906
September 24, 1918 – The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) were declared illegal in Canada. The ban was lifted in 1919. By 1923, the IWW had several branches in Canada, including th e Lumberworkers IU 120 and Marine Transport Workers IU 510 in Vancouver, and an LWIU branch in Cranbrook BC for a total of 5,600 members. (From the Daily Bleed)
Student Demonstration, August 27,  Mexico City
 September 24, 1968 – Soldiers battled students at the National University in México City, killing 17 and arresting at least 1,000. On September 23, students held off the army from the Polytechnic campus for more than 12 hours. (From the Daily Bleed)

September 24, 1969 – The Chicago 8 Conspiracy Trial began on this date in 1969. David Dellinger, Rennie Davis, Thomas Hayden, Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, John Froines, Lee Weiner, Bobby Seale went on trial before Judge Julius Hoffman for inciting a riot.  (From the Daily Bleed)

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