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#OtD 5 Feb 1952 Juan Gordillo, mayor of notorious Marinaleda in Andalusia since 1979, was born. He helped establish the village in its current state and led robin hood raids on supermarkets during austerity in 2008.
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#OtD 5 Feb 1919 140 workers in the @CNTsindicato union walked out on strike against the sacking of 8 workers in a Barcelona hydroelectric plant. It grew to a general strike shutting 70% of firms until bosses caved and even introduced 1st 8-hour day laws libcom.org/history/articles/…
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#OtD 5 Feb 1948, beer sellers in Greymouth, New Zealand agreed to restore the price of beer to its previous level, ending a four-and-a-half-month-long boycott--one of the most effective boycotts ever seen in New Zealand. nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/g…
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#OtD 5 Feb 1913 17-year-old Jewish migrant garment worker Ida Breiman murdered by a sweatshop owner while on strike in Rochester, NY. She and 200 others struck for better pay & 8-hour day when boss opened fire killing her and wounding 3 jewishcurrents.org/january-2…
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#OtD 5 Feb 1973 3000 cleaners and other municipal workers in Durban, South Africa, went on strike. They were joined by 16,000 workers in other depts the following day, and a further 11,000 the day after that, part of a wave of strikes in the city
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Working Class History retweeted
I don’t think I could ever come up with a single favourite because there are so many, but Grunwick strike was the 1st one that popped into my head. Sharing the general link to @wrkclasshistory cos they’ve covered a few other faves, particularly Green Bans workingclasshistory.com
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#OtD 5 Feb 2020 ten workers from Cosmic Enterprises Independent Labor Union in the Philippines were arrested after striking for a month. They were peaceful but accused of violence. The dispersal was later ruled to be harassment and against the Labor Code.
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#OtD 5 Feb 1894, anarchist Auguste Vaillant was beheaded in France. He called the bomb he threw into the Chamber of Deputies "the cry of an entire class that calls for its rights and will soon join its acts to its words." More details here: executedtoday.com/2009/02/05…
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#OtD 5 Feb 1981 240 mostly women workers at the Lee Jeans factory in Greenock, Scotland, occupied it upon learning that it was due to be closed. They held out 7 months until management caved and agreed to a buyout which kept their jobs
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#OtD 5 Feb 1885 King Leopold of Belgium declared his new colony the Congo Free State. What followed was one of the most horrific examples of European colonialism, with 8 to 10 million killed. More on colonialism in the Congo here: libcom.org/history/short-his…
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#OtD 5 Feb 1982, negotiations between union and management began after the mostly female workforce of the Plessey capacitor plant in Bathgate, Scotland, began to occupy the factory against its closure libcom.org/history/fighting-…
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#OtD 4 Feb 1938 a wave of strikes began by dock workers in Hawaii demanding equal pay with dockers on the West Coast of the United States, and a shop. The strike ended with police shooting 50 unarmed workers in the Hilo massacre libcom.org/history/hilo-mass…
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#OtD 4 Feb 1956 lifelong anti-militarist & worker activist Clara Gilbert died aged 87. She spent her early in life as a postal worker in Manchester. She opposed WWI and was later involved in Sylvia Pankhurst's socialist group and unemployed agitation libcom.org/history/cole-clar…
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#OtD 4 Feb 1913 AFL leaders spoke to a meeting of cooks & waiters in New York City, hoping to convince them to affiliate with the AFL. The meeting broke up when supporters of the @iww union walked out after the AFL stated that no debate would be permitted.
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#OtD 4 Feb 1913 Rosa Parks born. Often wrongly described as "quiet" she was actually a lifelong activist who supported the Black power movt, Malcolm X and worked alongside the League of Revolutionary Black Workers in Detroit. More about them in our pod: workingclasshistory.com/2018…
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#OtD 4 Feb 1968 a fishing boat from Hull, England, sank, killing all but one of its 19 crew. It sparked a powerful direct action campaign by fishermen's wives which rapidly won health and safety improvements in the industry libcom.org/history/headscarf…
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#OtD 4 Feb 1987 Afghan women’s rights activist Meena Keshwar Kamal was assassinated. She founded RAWA in Kabul in 1977 which promoted Afghan women’s literacy. She was likely murdered by the Afghan KGB. RAWA continues mostly in secret due to Taliban rule.
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#OtD 4 Feb 1899 fighting broke out between the USA and the Philippine Republic as the US tried to take over the newly-independent country. It waged a vicious campaign and officially won in 1902 although resistance continued libcom.org/history/us-conque…
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#OtD 4 Feb 1892 Catalan communist and son of a shoemaker Andreu Nin was born in Tarragona. He was later a leading figure in the Spanish civil war, during which he was arrested and executed under the supervision of Russian NKVD agents libcom.org/library/homage-to…
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