Monday, May 13, 2013

Today in Labor History—May 13

May 13, 1960 – Police violently attacked students who were nonviolently protesting HUAC hearings. (From the Daily Bleed)
May 13, 1968 – Students occupied the Sorbonne, in Paris and joined workers in a General Strike. (From the Daily Bleed)
May 13, 1968 – The Poor People’s Campaign raised Resurrection City, in Washington, D.C. (From the Daily Bleed)
May 13, 1985 – Philadelphia Mayor Wilson Goode ordered MOVE headquarters bombed, resulting in 11 deaths and 61 homes destroyed. (From the Daily Bleed)
 May 13, 1989 – 1,000 students began a hunger strike in support of democracy protestors’ demands for a dialogue with the government. (From the Daily Bleed)

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