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Seeds of Fire: A People’s Chronology

Recalling events that happened on this day in history.
Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.

Compiled by Ulli Diemer

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November 1, 1914  
Leading anarchists, including Peter Kropotkin, publish statements and articles in the anarchist newspaper Freedom calling on anarchists to support the Allies (Russia-France-Britain) in the World War. There is one dissenting article, by Errico Malatesata.
Further Reading: Manifesto of the Sixteen
Related Topics: AnarchismFirst World War
November 1933  
Osip Mandelstam writes The Kremlin Highlander, also known as the Stalin Epigram, a satirical poem about Stalin. He is subsequently arrested and sent into exile in Cherdyn in the northern Urals.
November 1, 1954  
Sixty bombs are set off in Algiers, setting off the Algerian War of Independence. Over the next eight years, 1.5 million Algerians and 30,000 French will die. Algeria gains its independence in 1962.
November 1, 1956  
An explosion in a coal mine in Springhill, Nova Scotia kills 39 miners. Eighty-eight others are rescued through the heroic efforts of rescue teams composed of other miners.
November 1, 1971  
The first issue of the gay liberation newspaper The Body Politic is published in Toronto.
November 1, 1974  
The Native People's Caravan begins a cross-Canada trek to raise awareness of broken treaties and grievances against the Canadian government.



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