Sunday, October 28, 2012

Today in Labor History—October 28

October 28, 1898 – Two mine workers were killed in Virden, Illinois. (From theDaily Bleed)

October 28, 1921 – In response to attacks by employers and the government, Argentine workers revolted under the red and black anarchist flag. The uprising was quickly quashed by the army, which killed more than 1,500.  (From theDaily Bleed)
Enrique Flores Magon
 October 28, 1954 – Enrique Flores Magón (1877-1954) died on this date. Magon was a Mexican revolutionary anarchist who established short-lived revolutionary communes in Baja California, with the aid of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), during the Magonista revolt of 1911.  He also fought in the Mexican revolution and helped establish the Partido Liberal Mexicano and edited the anarchist newspaper Regeneracion. (From the Daily Bleed and Wikipedia)

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