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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 22, 1909  
Members of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union go on strike in New York City against sweatshop conditions. The strikers win the support of other workers and the women’s suffrage movement for their persistence and unity in the face of police brutality and the capitalist courts. A judge tells arrested pickets: “You are on strike against God.”
November 22, 1929  
Birth of Staughton Lynd, radical historian.
Related Topics: Historians
November 22, 1963  
U.S. President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas.
Related Topics: Assassinations
November 22, 1998  
7,000 protesters march on the U.S. Army’s School of the Americas (SOA) at Fort Benning, Georgia. They are protesting the school’s training of Latin American soldiers and other ‘security’ personnel who return to their countries after their training and engage in violence and oppression of their populations. In this demonstration, 2,319 people are arrested for trespassing.



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