Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Today in Labor History—January 16

January 16, 1919 – Semaine Sanglante ("Bloody Week") ended on this date in Buenos Aires. The General Strike was crushed, with as many as 700 dead and 2000 wounded. The militant Argentinean anarchist movement is decimated by the repression which follows & trade union reformists gain control of the workers' movement. (From the Daily Bleed)

January 16, 1991 – U.S. invaded Kuwait and Iraq. By the end, an estimated 1,000,000 Iraqis died from bombings and the effects of the following five years of U.S.-led global economic embargo. (From the
Daily Bleed)

January 16, 1992 – The government of El Salvador and the FMLN rebels signed a peace accord, formally ending a 12-year-old civil war that killed 75,000, mostly civilians. (From the
Daily Bleed)

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