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50 Years Later, We Still Have a Dream

For the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, the NYC Light Brigade, Veterans For Peace, Get Equal, and activists from across the country have illuminated the message: “We Have A Dream – Jobs Not War.” We need a March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom every bit as much…

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Tibetan Uprising Day

March 10 is Tibetan Uprising Day, marking the day in 1959 when thousands of Tibetans surrounded the Potala Palace in Lhasa to protect the life of the Dalai Lama and oppose the Chinese occupation. In the 54 years that have followed, China has inflicted a vicious and brutal repression on Tibetans. They have colonized the…

Cool Day in History

On September 25, 1957, nine African-American students integrated a formerly all-white Arkansas high school after President Eisenhower sent the National Guard to protect them from the angry crowds. They became known as the Little Rock Nine. Related articles 55 Years Ago Today (schoolpsychscholar.com)

Cool Day in History: May Day, 1886

“It was the very dawning of the day when the term ‘dignity of labor’ meant something.” -George E. McNeill, labor historian At a time when industrial wage slaves worked 10 to 16 hour days, the 8-hour day became a rallying cry: On May 1, 1886, more than 300,000 workers in 13,000 businesses across the United…

Cool Day in History: “We want bread and roses too”

International Women’s Day has its roots in the labor movement: On March 8, 1857, garment workers in New York City marched and picketed, demanding improved working conditions, a ten hour day, and equal rights for women. Their ranks were broken up by the police. Fifty-one years later, March 8, 1908, their sisters in the needle…