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Mexico City: Demonstration in memory of the Tlatelolco massacre

From http://en.contrainfo.espiv.net/ Every October 2nd, Mexico City commemorates the massacre of students in diverse levels of education in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas (“Square of the Three Cultures”) of Tlatelolco neighbourhood, ten days before the 1968 Summer Olympics. This … Continue reading

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29th Annual Bread and Roses Festival!

In 1912, a new state law went into effect reducing the work week of women and children from 56 to 54 hours. But because so many women and children worked in the mills, men’s hours were also reduced. When the … Continue reading

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Boston IWW Commemorates May Day and Haymarket Day

The Boston IWW celebrated International Workers Day on May 1st and Haymarket day on May 4th this year by participating in and organizing a number of events.  The Boston IWW endorsed and participated in the many events that took place … Continue reading

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Labor Day Tribute to the 1912 IWW Lawrence Textile Strike: Bread & Roses Festival in Lawrence, MA

Written by: Steve Kellerman Photos by: X359515 The 27th annual Bread and Roses Festival took place in Lawrence, Mass. on Labor Day, September 3. This year’s festival was especially large and spirited in commemoration of the centennial of the Lawrence … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Bread And Roses Festival with the IWW

Join the IWW this Labor Day at the 2012 Bread and Roses festival in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The festival commemorates the Lawrence textile strike of 1912, which came to be known as the Bread and Roses strike. The strike, which was … Continue reading

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Commemorating The Bread & Roses Strike

Written by Steve Kellerman (Boston GMB) and published in Industrial Worker Issue #1743, March 2012.                   The Lawrence, Mass., textile workers’ strike of 1912 was one of the most momentous events in … Continue reading

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