Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Today in Labor History: April 24

April 24, 1920--A General Strike in Piedmont, which started on April 15, was put down on this date by the Italian authorities. (From the Daily Bleed).
April 24, 1954--Mumia Abu Jamal, death row activist, journalist and former Black Panther, was born on this date.(From the Daily Bleed).
April 24, 1999 - The International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union brought shipping to a standstill on the West Coast of the United States in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. (From Workday Minnesota)

April 24, 1996 – Nineteen demonstrators were arrested in Kiev, during an illegal anti-nuclear protest marking 10th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. (From the Daily Bleed).

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