Saturday, June 15, 2013

Today in Labor History—June 15

June 15, 1381 – Rebel leader Wat Tyler (1350-1381) was executed, Smithfields, London. (From the Daily Bleed)
Aftermath of the first Battle of Bud Dajo
June 15, 1913 – U.S. troops finally ended the Moro Uprising (1899-1913) in the Philippines, with the extermination of 500 men, women and children. The Moros had refused to submit to American colonization and rose up against the colonialists. (From the Daily Bleed)

June 15, 1947 – The CIO expelled the Fur and Leather Workers and the American Communications Association for "communist" activities. (From the Daily Bleed)

June 15, 1950 – As part of their Cold War hysteria, the Senate opened an investigation of 3,500 alleged "sex perverts" (homosexuals) in the federal government, somehow overlooking their cross dressing darling, J. Edgar Hoover. (From the Daily Bleed)

June 15, 1950 – A General Strike against apartheid began in South Africa. (From the Daily Bleed)

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