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On this day 10 April 1919 Robert Byrne was buried in Limerick. His funeral became a grand show of defiance with over 10000 people joining the cortege as the coffin was carried to St Johns Cathedral. Since January the Inspector General of the Royal Irish Constabulary had been warning that Ireland is unquestionably in a highly inflammable condition and proclaiming the urgent necessity for the presence of an over-powering military force. On 11 April the centre of Limerick was declared to be…

On this day 10 April 1919 Robert Byrne was buried in Limerick. His funeral became a grand show of defiance with over 10000 people joining the cortege as the coffin was carried to St Johns Cathedral. Since January the Inspector General of the Royal Irish Constabulary had been warning that Ireland is unquestionably in a highly inflammable condition and proclaiming the urgent necessity for the presence of an over-powering military force. On 11 April the centre of Limerick was declared to be…

On this day 101 years ago 15 March 1917 Czar Nicholas II abdicated as revolution swept Russia in the February revolution (named according to the Julian calendar). The February revolution began with a mass demonstration of working class women which is now commemorated on International Women's Day. . . . #history #tdih #onthisday #peopleshistory #radicalhistory #laborhistory #OtD #thisdayinhistory #socialism #communism #herstory #womenshistorymonth

On this day 101 years ago 15 March 1917 Czar Nicholas II abdicated as revolution swept Russia in the February revolution (named according to the Julian calendar). The February revolution began with a mass demonstration of working class women which is now commemorated on International Women's Day. . . . #history #tdih #onthisday #peopleshistory #radicalhistory #laborhistory #OtD #thisdayinhistory #socialism #communism #herstory #womenshistorymonth

Nurses in Lawrence, MA care for flu victims during 1918 epidemic. The thought was that tents would provide a "fresh air cure".

FLU EPIDEMIC Nurses in Lawrence, MA care for flu victims during 1918 epidemic. The thought was that tents would provide a "fresh air cure".

1989-1990: Opposition to the Poll Tax

Opposition to the Poll Tax

On this day 17 April 1944 members of the militant machinists' union Lodge 68 in San Francisco began an overtime ban in pursuance of a new contract. An array of forces from the employer to the government to the armed forces to the Communist Party was lined up against them. But the ban continued and was only broken when the government cancelled their collective agreement union shop dues collection and hiring hall and other workers were sacked blacklisted or drafted into the army - but they…

On this day 17 April 1944 members of the militant machinists' union Lodge 68 in San Francisco began an overtime ban in pursuance of a new contract. An array of forces from the employer to the government to the armed forces to the Communist Party was lined up against them. But the ban continued and was only broken when the government cancelled their collective agreement union shop dues collection and hiring hall and other workers were sacked blacklisted or drafted into the army - but they…

On this day 12 April 1920 workers in Ireland launched a general strike in support of pro-independence prisoners who were on hunger strike in Mountjoy prison Dublin. The postal service public transport shops pubs and public toilets were all shut. After two days the British government caved and released all the prisoners. Find out more in this article: https://ift.tt/2JCKSoe  Pictured: a general strike in Ireland 1918

On this day 12 April 1920 workers in Ireland launched a general strike in support of pro-independence prisoners who were on hunger strike in Mountjoy prison Dublin. The postal service public transport shops pubs and public toilets were all shut. After two days the British government caved and released all the prisoners. Find out more in this article: https://ift.tt/2JCKSoe Pictured: a general strike in Ireland 1918

On this day 14 March 2017 Spanish wood workers' union militant and member of the anti-Franco underground Joaquina Dorado Pita died in Barcelona just short of her 100th birthday. During the civil war she was actively involved in the collectivisation of the timber industry and afterwards she escaped from a French internment camp and joined the resistance movement in Spain. She was repeatedly arrested and was sentenced to 15 years' prison in 1952 but was released early due to becoming seriously…

On this day 14 March 2017 Spanish wood workers' union militant and member of the anti-Franco underground Joaquina Dorado Pita died in Barcelona just short of her 100th birthday. During the civil war she was actively involved in the collectivisation of the timber industry and afterwards she escaped from a French internment camp and joined the resistance movement in Spain. She was repeatedly arrested and was sentenced to 15 years' prison in 1952 but was released early due to becoming seriously…

On this day 25 February 1941 a general strike was called in the Netherlands against the anti-Jewish measures of the occupying Nazis. Organised by communists it was largely repressed the next day and key activists sent to the concentration camps although some survived the war. . . . #history #tdih #onthisday #peopleshistory #radicalhistory #laborhistory #OtD #thisdayinhistory #antifa #fascism #Jewish #Netherlands

On this day 25 February 1941 a general strike was called in the Netherlands against the anti-Jewish measures of the occupying Nazis. Organised by communists it was largely repressed the next day and key activists sent to the concentration camps although some survived the war. . . . #history #tdih #onthisday #peopleshistory #radicalhistory #laborhistory #OtD #thisdayinhistory #antifa #fascism #Jewish #Netherlands

On this day 16 March 1979 workers at Ireland's first two McDonald's restaurants in Dublin walked out on strike for better pay and union recognition. Despite court injunctions on picketing and McDonald's bribing scabs with free fries the strikers stayed out for 6 months and won concessions including a 24% pay increase. McDonalds however continued to mistreat the workers (e.g. cutting hours to negate pay increases) with no retaliation from the ITGWU which the workers organised with…

On this day 16 March 1979 workers at Ireland's first two McDonald's restaurants in Dublin walked out on strike for better pay and union recognition. Despite court injunctions on picketing and McDonald's bribing scabs with free fries the strikers stayed out for 6 months and won concessions including a 24% pay increase. McDonalds however continued to mistreat the workers (e.g. cutting hours to negate pay increases) with no retaliation from the ITGWU which the workers organised with…

On this day 26 March 1953 Mau Mau guerrillas fighting British colonialism in Kenya attacked the Naivasha police station. They inflicted a humiliating defeat on the police and released 173 prisoners many of them Mau Mau from an adjoining detention camp. While the uprising was eventually crushed by mass repression and murder by British forces independence was achieved just a few years later. . . . #history #tdih #onthisday #peopleshistory #radicalhistory #laborhistory #OtD #thisdayinhistory…

On this day 26 March 1953 Mau Mau guerrillas fighting British colonialism in Kenya attacked the Naivasha police station. They inflicted a humiliating defeat on the police and released 173 prisoners many of them Mau Mau from an adjoining detention camp. While the uprising was eventually crushed by mass repression and murder by British forces independence was achieved just a few years later. . . . #history #tdih #onthisday #peopleshistory #radicalhistory #laborhistory #OtD #thisdayinhistory…

Операция Blitz: 75 лет с начала массовых бомбардировок Великобритании в 1940 г - //   Британская художница Этель Габайн все военные годы вела художественную летопись — она рисовала лондонские пейзажи разрушений после бомбежек, бытовые сценки, портреты лондонцев, сражающихся за свой город.

The artist Ethel Gabain, newly appointed by the Ministry of Information to make historical war pictures, at work among bombed ruins in the East End of London on November 1940

On this day 2 March 1921 a workers' uprising began in Labin Croatia by a multinational group of around 2000 miners. The miners were rebelling against an Italian fascist attack on a union militant the previous day. A few days later they declared a Republic which lasted until April when 1000 soldiers arrived and put down the revolt.. . . #history #tdih #onthisday #peopleshistory #radicalhistory #laborhistory #OtD #thisdayinhistory #antifa #Croatia

On this day 2 March 1921 a workers' uprising began in Labin Croatia by a multinational group of around 2000 miners. The miners were rebelling against an Italian fascist attack on a union militant the previous day. A few days later they declared a Republic which lasted until April when 1000 soldiers arrived and put down the revolt.. . . #history #tdih #onthisday #peopleshistory #radicalhistory #laborhistory #OtD #thisdayinhistory #antifa #Croatia

On this day 6 March 1922 a wave of rent strikes in Veracruz Mexico was triggered when sex workers barricaded a street with their rented mattresses chairs and other furniture planning to start a giant bonfire. Police quelled the action at the last minute but news of the action spread and sparked tenant protests across the city. Pictured: tenants march in Veracruz 1922 . . . #history #tdih #onthisday #peopleshistory #radicalhistory #laborhistory #OtD #thisdayinhistory #womenshistorymonth…

On this day 6 March 1922 a wave of rent strikes in Veracruz Mexico was triggered when sex workers barricaded a street with their rented mattresses chairs and other furniture planning to start a giant bonfire. Police quelled the action at the last minute but news of the action spread and sparked tenant protests across the city. Pictured: tenants march in Veracruz 1922 . . . #history #tdih #onthisday #peopleshistory #radicalhistory #laborhistory #OtD #thisdayinhistory #womenshistorymonth…

On this day 10 March 1906 the Catastrophe de Courrières occurred in France: the worst mining disaster of the 20th century in which 1060 workers were killed in a coal dust explosion. 45000 miners subsequently went on strike for 55 days against horrific working conditions and the government brought in the army to crush the strike. . . . #history #tdih #onthisday #peopleshistory #radicalhistory #laborhistory #OtD #thisdayinhistory #France #miners #disasters #strikes

On this day 10 March 1906 the Catastrophe de Courrières occurred in France: the worst mining disaster of the 20th century in which 1060 workers were killed in a coal dust explosion. 45000 miners subsequently went on strike for 55 days against horrific working conditions and the government brought in the army to crush the strike. . . . #history #tdih #onthisday #peopleshistory #radicalhistory #laborhistory #OtD #thisdayinhistory #France #miners #disasters #strikes

On this day 5 April 1844 miners in Northumberland and Durham England had a mass meeting with up to 40000 in attendance and went on strike when their contract expired for better conditions and equal pay across different mines. The employers evicted miners and their families from company homes attempted to starve them out and tried to bring scabs from across the country. Enduring intense hardship after 20 weeks the miners were forced to return to work on the owners' terms. But the strike was…

On this day 5 April 1844 miners in Northumberland and Durham England had a mass meeting with up to 40000 in attendance and went on strike when their contract expired for better conditions and equal pay across different mines. The employers evicted miners and their families from company homes attempted to starve them out and tried to bring scabs from across the country. Enduring intense hardship after 20 weeks the miners were forced to return to work on the owners' terms. But the strike was…

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