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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 12, 1815
Birth of Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), American women’s rights campaigner.
November 12, 1939  
Death of Dr. Norman Bethune (1890-1939). A Canadian Communist, Bethune develops the first mobile blood-transfusion unit while serving with the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion in the Spanish Civil War. He subsequently goes to China and serves with the Communist forces fighting the Japanese invaders. He dies as a result of an infection contracted while operating on a wounded soldier.
November 12, 1999  
Residents of Cochabamba form the Coordinadora de Defensa del Agua y de la Vida (Coalition for the Defence of Water and Life) to fight water privatization.
Related Topics: PrivatizationWaterWater Rights



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