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Abolition of Slavery Timeline: Connexipedia Article
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Timelines tracing abolition in specific countries, abolition of the trade in slaves and abolition throughout empires.
Adalen shootings: Connexipedia Article
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A series of events in and around the sawmill district of Ådalen, Kramfors Municipality, Ångermanland, Sweden, in May 1931 during which five persons were killed by Swedish military troops called in as ...
African Mine Workers' Strike of 1946: Connexipedia Article
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A strike, by mine workers of Witwatersrand, which started on August 12, 1946 and lasted around 1 week. The strike was attacked by police and over the week, at least 1,248 workers were wounded and at l...
Algerian War of Independence: Connexipedia Article
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A conflict between France and Algerian independence movements from 1954 to 1962, which led to Algeria gaining its independence from France.
American Civil War: Connexipedia Article
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Also known as the War Between the States and several other names, this was a civil war in the United States of America in which eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the United St...
American Revolution: Connexipedia Article
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The American Revolution is the political upheaval during the last half of the 18th century in which thirteen of Britain's colonies in North America at first rejected the governance of the Parliament o...
Arab Revolt (1916 - 1918): Connexipedia Article
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Was initiated by the Sherif Hussein ibn Ali with the aim of securing independence from the ruling Ottoman Turks and creating a single unified Arab state spanning from Aleppo in Syria to Aden in Yemen.
Arvida Strike: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Began July 24, 1941 when some 700 workers in the Aluminium Co. of Canada (Alcan) in Arvida, Québec, spontaneously walked off the job.
Asbestos Strike: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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The Asbestos Strike of 1949, based in and around Asbestos, Quebec, Canada, was a four-month labour dispute by the asbestos miners.
Asbestos Strike: Connexipedia Article
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The Asbestos Strike of 1949, based in and around Asbestos, Quebec, Canada, was a four-month labour dispute by the asbestos miners.
Australian maritime dispute of 1890: Connexipedia Article
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Was the first of four great strikes that rocked Australasia in the 1890s, which caused political and social turmoil across all Australian colonies and in New Zealand, including the collapse of colonia...
Australian shearers' strike of 1891: Connexipedia Article
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One of Australia's oldest and most important industrial disputes. Working conditions for sheep shearers in 19th century Australia were considered by those in the industry to be less than optimal. In 1...
Australian waterfront dispute of 1998: Connexipedia Article
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Severe and protracted industrial relations dispute, primarily between the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and Patrick Corporation, a stevedoring and transportation company.
Auto-Lite strike: Connexipedia Article
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A strike against the Electric Auto-Lite company of Toledo, Ohio, from April 12 to June 3, 1934.
Bacon's Rebellion: Connexipedia Article
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An uprising in which poor whites and poor blacks united against Natives.
Banana massacre: Connexipedia Article
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Matanza de las bananeras or Masacre de las bananeras was a massacre of workers for the United Fruit Company that occurred on December 6, 1928 in the town of Ciénaga near Santa Marta, Colombia.
Battle of Ballantyne Pier: Connexipedia Article
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A clash between city, provincial, and federal police and Communist-led protesters on 18 June 1935 in the East End of Vancouver.
Battle of Blair Mountain: Connexipedia Article
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In 1921 between 10,000 and 15,000 coal miners confronted company-paid private detectives in an effort to unionize the southwestern West Virginia mine counties.
Battle of Matewan: Connexipedia Article
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A shootout in the coal company town of Matewan, West Virginia on May 19, 1920.
Battle of Orgreave: Connexipedia Article
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A confrontation between police and picketing miners at a British Steel coking plant in Orgreave, South Yorkshire, in 1984, during the UK miners' strike.
Battle of Valle Giulia: Connexipedia Article
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A clash between Italian left-wing militants and the Italian police at Valle Giulia, in Rome, on March 1, 1968.
Battleship Potemkin: Connexipedia Article
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A Russian ship on which the crew rebelled against their oppressive officers in June 1905 (during the Russian Revolution of 1905).
Bay View Massacre: Connexipedia Article
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A massacre of demonstrators by the Wisconsin National Guard.
Bituminous Coal Strike of 1974: Connexipedia Article
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A 28-day national coal strike in the United States led by the United Mine Workers of America,
Bolivian gas conflict: Connexipedia Article
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A social confrontation in Bolivia centering on the exploitation of the country's vast natural gas reserves.
Bolotnikov, Ivan: Connexipedia Article
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The leader of a popular uprising in Russia known as the Bolotnikov rebellion. (Died 1608).
Bread and Roses: Connexipedia Article
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The slogan "Bread and Roses" originated in a poem of that name by James Oppenheim, published in The American Magazine in December 1911, which attributed it to "the women in the West." It is commonly a...
Brisbane general strike of 1912: Connexipedia Article
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The 1912 Brisbane General Strike in Queensland, Australia, began when members of the Australian Tramway Employees Association were dismissed when they wore union badges to work.
British Columbia Woodworkers' Strike: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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15 May - 20 June 1946. Twenty-seven thousand workers in both the coast and interior regions, led by district president Harold Pritchett, struck when demands for a 25-cent hourly increase, a 40-hour we...
Budai Nagy Antal Revolt: Connexipedia Article
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Transylvanian peasant revolt, of 1437, which was the only significant popular revolt in the Kingdom of Hungary prior to the great peasant war of 1514.
Buffalo switchmen's strike: Connexipedia Article
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A strike in August 1892 by railroad workers employed by three railroads in Buffalo, New York.
Cananea strike: Connexipedia Article
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A strike took place in the Mexican mining town of Cananea, Sonora, in June 1906.
Cape Breton Strikes, 1920s: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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The Cape Breton labour wars of the early 1920s represented an intense local episode of class conflict. In such conflicts militant unions, often led by radical leaders, were attempting to change the ba...
Centralia Massacre: Connexipedia Article
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A violent and bloody incident that occurred in the town of Centralia, Washington on November 11, 1919 during a parade celebrating the first anniversary of Armistice Day.
Ciompi Revolt: Connexipedia Article
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Was a popular revolt in late medieval Florence by wool carders known as ciompi, who rose up in 1378 to demand a voice in the commune's ordering.
Club War (Cudgel War): Connexipedia Article
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A 1596 peasant uprising in the kingdom of Sweden against exploitation by nobility and military in what is today Finland.
Coal Strike of 1902: Connexipedia Article
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A strike by the United Mine Workers of America in the anthracite coal fields of eastern Pennsylvania.
Colorado Labor Wars: Connexipedia Article
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Colorado's most significant battles between labor and capital which occurred primarily between miners and mine operators.
Columbine Mine massacre: Connexipedia Article
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A conflict in which police and mine guards attacked striking coal miners with machine guns.
Common Front Strikes: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Cartel of Québec public- and para-public-sector trade unions formed in 1972 to negotiate with the provincial government.
Copperbelt strike of 1935: Connexipedia Article
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A strike action which performed by African mineworkers in the Copperbelt (then in Northern Rhodesia, today called Zambia) to protest against unfair taxes imposed by the British colonial authorities.
Cornish Rebellion of 1497: Connexipedia Article
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A popular uprising by the people of Cornwall in the far south west of Britain.
Cripple Creek miners' strike of 1894: Connexipedia Article
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A five-month strike by the Western Federation of Miners (WFM) in Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA.
Croatian-Slovenian peasant revolt: Connexipedia Article
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A large peasant revolt in today's Croatia and Slovenia in 1573.
Crowsnest Pass Strike, 1932: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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A strike that began in January 1932 with demands that companies divide available work in the depressed coal-mining industry equally among miners rather than playing favourites. Coal companies refused ...
Cuban Revolution: Connexipedia Article
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An armed revolt that led to the overthrow of U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista of Cuba on January 1, 1959 by the 26th of July Movement led by Fidel Castro.
Dacke War: Connexipedia Article
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A peasant uprising led by Nils Dacke in Småland, Sweden, in 1542 against the rule of Gustav Vasa.
Dakota War of 1862: Connexipedia Article
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An armed conflict between the United States and several bands of the eastern Sioux or Dakota.
Delano grape strike: Connexipedia Article
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A strike, boycott, and secondary boycott led by the United Farm Workers (UFW) against growers of table grapes in California.
Donghak Peasant Revolution: Connexipedia Article
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Was an anti-government, anti-yangban and anti-foreign uprising in 1894.
Dublin Lockout: Connexipedia Article
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a major industrial dispute between approximately 20,000 workers and 300 employers which took place in Ireland's capital city of Dublin from 26 August 1913 to 18 January 1914.
Easter Rising: Connexipedia Article
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An insurrection staged in Ireland during Easter Week, 1916.
The English Revolution: Connexipedia Article
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The period of the English Civil Wars and Commonwealth period 1640-1660, in which Parliament challenged King Charles I's authority, engaged in civil conflict against his forces, and executed him in 164...
Environmental history - Timeline of environmental history - Wikipedia: Connexipedia Article
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The timeline lists geological, astronomical, and climatological events in relation to events in human history which they influenced.
Estevan Coal Miners' Strike, 1931: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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A strike which led to the murder of three miners by the RCMP.
February Revolution: Connexipedia Article
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Was the first of two revolutions in Russia in 1917.
February strike (The Netherlands): Connexipedia Article
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A general strike organized during World War II in The Netherlands against the anti-Jewish measures and activities by the Nazis.
First Intifada: Connexipedia Article
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A Palestinian Uprising against Israeli rule in the Palestinian Territories.
Flint Sit-Down Strike: Connexipedia Article
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Changed the United Automobile Workers from a collection of isolated locals on the fringes of the industry into a major union and led to the unionization of the United States automobile industry.
Fort William Freight Handlers Strike: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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A strike by 700 non-unionized immigrants in August 1909 that was defeated by the use of militia and the RCMP and resulted in the firing of hundreds of workers.
Fraser River Fishermen's Strikes: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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A strikes by whites, natives and Japanese fishermen against salmon canneries that lined the lower Fraser River.
Fraser River Railway Strikes: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Strikes which started in March 1912 when railway workers organized by the Industrial Workers of the World walked out of construction camps on the Canadian Northern line to protest conditions.
Freedom rides: Connexipedia Article
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Freedom Riders were Civil Rights activists who rode on interstate buses into the segregated southern United States.
Freedom Summer: Connexipedia Article
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A campaign in the United States launched in June 1964 to attempt to register as many African American voters as possible in Mississippi, which up to that time had almost totally excluded black voters.
French Army Mutinies (1917): Connexipedia Article
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Involved nearly half of the French infantry divisions stationed on the western front.
French Revolution: Connexipedia Article
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Was a period of political and social upheaval and radical change in the history of France, during which the French governmental structure, previously an absolute monarchy with feudal privileges for th...
French Revolution of 1848: Connexipedia Article
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One of a wave of revolutions in 1848 in Europe.
General Strike of 1842: Connexipedia Article
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The strike started among the Staffordshire miners and soon spread through the country affecting factories, mills and coal mines from Dundee to South Wales and Cornwall.
German Revolution of 1918-19: Connexipedia Article
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The politically-driven civil conflict in Germany at the end of World War I.
Grabow Riot: Connexipedia Article
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A confrontation between timber workers and owners in Louisiana.
Great Railroad Strike of 1877: Connexipedia Article
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Began on July 14 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States and ended some 45 days later after it was put down by local and state militias.
Great Southwest Railroad Strike of 1886: Connexipedia Article
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A strike against the Union Pacific and Missouri Pacific railroads involving more than 200,000 workers.
Great Strike of 1913: Connexipedia Article
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A near general strike that took place in New Zealand in 1913.
Greek War of Independence: Connexipedia Article
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War of independence waged by the Greek revolutionaries between 1821 and 1829.
Green Corn Rebellion: Connexipedia Article
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Popular uprising against military conscription by poor farmers in Oklahoma aligned with the Socialist Party of America.
Haitian Revolution: Connexipedia Article
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The only successful slave revolt in history which established Haiti as the first republic ruled by blacks.
Haymarket affair: Connexipedia Article
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Disturbance that took place on Tuesday May 4, 1886, at the Haymarket Square in Chicago.
Herrin massacre: Connexipedia Article
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Occurred in June 1922 in Herrin, Illinois where 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners were killed in mob action between June 21-22, 1922.
HMS Hermione: Connexipedia Article
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A frigate which underwent a mutiny in 1782 in which her commander and most of the officers killed.
Homestead Strike: Connexipedia Article
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A labour lockout and strike which began on June 30, 1892, culminating in a battle between strikers and private security agents on July 6, 1892.
Human Be-In: Connexipedia Article
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A happening in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, the afternoon and evening of January 14, 1967
Hungarian Revolution of 1848: Connexipedia Article
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One of many revolutions that year and closely linked to other revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg areas.
Hungarian Revolution of 1956: Connexipedia Article
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A spontaneous nationwide revolt against the Stalinist government of the People's Republic of Hungary.
Inclosure Acts: Connexipedia Article
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A series of United Kingdom Acts of Parliament which enclosed open fields and common land in the country. This meant that the rights that people once held to graze animals on these areas were denied.
Indian independence movement: Connexipedia Article
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Encompasses a wide spectrum of political organizations, philosophies, and movements which had the common aim of ending British colonial authority in South Asia.
Indian Rebellion of 1857: Connexipedia Article
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The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began as a mutiny of sepoys of the British East India Company's army on 10 May, 1857, in the town of Meerut, and soon erupted into other mutinies and civilian rebellions l...
Indianapolis Street Car Strike of 1913: Connexipedia Article
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The Indianapolis Street Car Strike of 1913, the Indianapolis Police Mutiny of 1913, and the 1913 Indianapolis Riots began as a workers strike by the union employees of the Indianapolis Traction and Te...
International Workers' Day: Connexipedia Article
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A celebration of the social and economic achievements of the international labor movement.
Invergordon Mutiny: Connexipedia Article
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An industrial action by sailors in the British Atlantic Fleet that took place in September 1931. For two days, ships of the Royal Navy at Invergordon were in open mutiny.
Irish War of Independence: Connexipedia Article
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A guerrilla war mounted against the British government in Ireland by the Irish Republican Army.
Jewish resistance under Nazi rule: Connexipedia Article
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The resistance of the Jewish people against Nazi Germany leading up to and through World War II, including against the Holocaust.
Journey of Reconciliation: Connexipedia Article
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An attempt in 1947 to challenge segregation laws on interstate buses in the Southern United States, through non-violent direct action.
Kengir uprising: Connexipedia Article
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A prisoner uprising that took place in the Soviet prison labor camp Kengir in May and June 1954.
Kent State shootings: Connexipedia Article
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The shooting of unarmed college students by members of the Ohio National Guard on Monday, May 4, 1970.
Kiel Naval Mutiny (Wilhelmshaven mutiny): Connexipedia Article
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A major mutiny by sailors of the German High Seas Fleet in October 1918.
Kronstadt rebellion: Connexipedia Article
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An uprising of Soviet sailors, soldiers and civilians against the Bolshevik government in 1921.
Lattimer massacre: Connexipedia Article
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The killing of 19 unarmed striking immigrant anthracite coal miners at the Lattimer mine near Hazleton, Pennsylvania, on September 10, 1897, by a sheriff's posse.
Lawrence textile strike: Connexipedia Article
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A strike of immigrant workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1912 led by the Industrial Workers of the World. The strike is often known as the "Bread and Roses" strike, or, "The Strike for Three Loaves...
Leadville Colorado, Miners' Strike: Connexipedia Article
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Occurred as a result of rapid industrialization and consolidation of the mining industry.
Left-wing uprisings against the Bolsheviks: Connexipedia Article
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A series of rebellions and uprisings against the Bolsheviks led or supported by left wing groups.
LGBT history, Timeline of: Connexipedia Article
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The following is a timeline of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) related history.
Little Rock Central High School: Connexipedia Article
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The site of forced school desegregation during the American Civil Rights Movement.
London Dock Strike of 1889: Connexipedia Article
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An industrial dispute involving dock workers in the Port of London which resulted in a victory for the strikers and established strong trade unions amongst London dockers.
London matchgirls strike of 1888: Connexipedia Article
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A strike of the women and teenage girls working at a match factory in London.
Loray Mill Strike: Connexipedia Article
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One of the best known labor strikes in the history of the United States.
Ludlow massacre: Connexipedia Article
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The violent deaths of 20 people, 11 of them children, during an attack by the Colorado National Guard on a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners and their families at Ludlow, Colorado on April 20,...
Lupeni Strike of 1929: Connexipedia Article
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Near the end of 1928, miners' leaders in the Jiu Valley had begun agitating for an extension of their collective work contract.The two sides could not reach an agreement. A trial, and then a strike en...
Luxembourgian general strike 1942: Connexipedia Article
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A pacific resistance movement organised within a short time period to protest against a directive that incorporated the Luxembourg youth into the Wehrmacht.
Maji Maji Rebellion: Connexipedia Article
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A violent African resistance to colonial rule in the German colony of Tanganyika.
Manoir Richelieu Dispute: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Few labour disputes have included such dramatic developments as the eventful Manoir Richelieu conflict, which shook Quebec in December 1985 when the Parti Québécois government sold the property, a ren...
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: Connexipedia Article
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Large political rally that took place in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963 at which Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech advocating racial harmony at the Lincoln Me...
Mau Mau Uprising: Connexipedia Article
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An insurgency by Kenyan peasants against the British colonialist rule.
May 1968 in France: Connexipedia Article
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May 1968, referring to the period when the events occurred in France, saw the largest general strike that ever stopped the economy of an advanced industrial country,[1] the first wildcat general strik...
May Day: Connexipedia Article
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Occurs on May 1 and refers to several public holidays.
Midland Revolt: Connexipedia Article
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A popular uprising which took place in the Midlands of England in 1607.
Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934: Connexipedia Article
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A strike by Teamsters against most of the trucking companies operating in Minneapolis.
Murdochville Strike: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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On 10 March 1957 the 1000 workers of Gaspé Copper Mines, Murdochville, Qué, struck for the right to unionize. The conflict lasted 7 months and ended in defeat for the miners.
New Orleans general strike of 1892: Connexipedia Article
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A general strike in the U.S. city of New Orleans, Louisiana, that began on November 8, 1892.
New Zealand waterfront dispute of 1951: Connexipedia Article
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The largest and most widespread industrial dispute in New Zealand history.
Newfoundland Loggers' Strike: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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The Newfoundland Loggers' Strike began 31 December 1958 when hundreds of loggers employed by Anglo-Newfoundland Development Co at Grand Falls struck for wage increases and for improvements in living c...
Newsboys Strike of 1899: Connexipedia Article
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A youth-led campaign to force change in the way that Joseph Pulitzer's and William Randolph Hearst's newspapers compensated their child labor force.
Nicaraguan Revolution: Connexipedia Article
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Encompasses the rising opposition to the Somoza dictatorship in the 1960s and 1970s.
Nine-Hour Movement: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Was an international workers' attempt to secure shorter working days.
North-West Rebellion: Connexipedia Article
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A brief and unsuccessful uprising by the Métis people of the District of Saskatchewan under Louis Riel against the Dominion of Canada, which they believed had failed to address their concerns for the ...
Oaxaca protests 2006: Connexipedia Article
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The Mexican state of Oaxaca was embroiled in a conflict that lasted more than seven months and resulted in at least seventeen deaths and the occupation of the capital city of Oaxaca by the Popular Ass...
October Revolution: Connexipedia Article
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The October Revolution, also known as the Soviet Revolution or Bolshevik Revolution, was a political revolution and a part of the Russian Revolution.
On to Ottawa Trek: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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In 1935, 1500 residents of federal unemployment relief camps in BC went on strike and moved by train and truck to Vancouver, spurred by angry concern for improved conditions and benefits in the camps...
On-to-Ottawa Trek: Connexipedia Article
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A 1935 social movement of unemployed men protesting the dismal conditions in federal relief camps scattered in remote areas across Western Canada.
Oshawa Strike 1937: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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In 1937, more than 4000 workers if General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ontario, went on strike to fight for better wages and working conditions.
Palestinian general strike 1936: Connexipedia Article
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Part of the 1936-1939 Arab revolt in Palestine.
Peasant revolt in Flanders 1323-1328: Connexipedia Article
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A popular revolt in late medieval Europe. (1323-1328).
Peasants' War: Connexipedia Article
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A popular revolt that took place in Europe during 1524-1525.
Peterloo Massacre: Connexipedia Article
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The Peterloo Massacre (or Battle of Peterloo) occurred at St Peter's Field, Manchester, England, on 16 August 1819, when cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,000-80,000 gathered at a meeting to demand t...
Philippine revolts against Spain: Connexipedia Article
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Revolts during the Spanish colonial period.
Pilbara strike of 1946: Connexipedia Article
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A strike by Indigenous Australian pastoral workers in the Pilbara region of Western Australia for human rights recognition and payment of fair wages and working conditions.
Pontiac's Rebellion: Connexipedia Article
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A war launched in 1763 by a loose confederation of elements of Native American tribes primarily from the Great Lakes region, the Illinois Country, and Ohio Country who were dissatisfied with British p...
Popular revolt in late medieval Europe: Connexipedia Article
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Popular revolts in late medieval Europe were uprisings and rebellions by (typically) peasants in the countryside, or the bourgeois in towns, against nobles, abbots and kings during the upheavals of th...
Port Chicago mutiny: Connexipedia Article
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A refusal by servicemen to load munitions in 1944 in the face of unsafe working conditions which had led to an explosion the previous month in which 320 sailors had been killed.
Post-World War II demobilization strikes: Connexipedia Article
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Strikes within Allied military forces stationed across the Middle East, India and South-East Asia in the months and years following World War II.
Prague Spring: Connexipedia Article
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A period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia in 1968.
La Presse Strike: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Two days later, the 3 main Union Centrals defied a municipal ban to organize a huge march in solidarity with the newspaper workers. More than 12 000 people clashed with 100 Montréal policemen. The out...
Producers' strike at CBC/Société Radio-Canada: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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A strike by producers at Société Radio-Canada in Montréal in 1958-59.
Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization: Connexipedia Article
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A United States trade union which operated from 1968 until its decertification in 1981 following a strike which was broken by the Reagan Administration.
Protests of 1968: Connexipedia Article
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The Protests of 1968 consisted of a worldwide series of protests, largely led by students and workers.
Prussian uprisings: Connexipedia Article
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Uprisings by the Prussians, one of the Baltic tribes, against the Teutonic Knights that took place in the 13th century.
Pueblo Revolt: Connexipedia Article
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An uprising of many pueblos of the Pueblo people against Spanish colonization of the Americas in the New Spain province of New Mexico in 1680.
Pugachev's Rebellion: Connexipedia Article
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The principal revolt in a series of popular rebellions that took place in Russia after 1762.
Pullman Strike: Connexipedia Article
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A nationwide conflict between labour unions and railroads that occurred in the United States in 1894.
Rebecca Riots: Connexipedia Article
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The Rebecca Riots took place between 1839 and 1843 in South Wales and Mid Wales. They were a protest against the high tolls which had to be paid on the local turnpike roads.
Rebellion of the Remences: Connexipedia Article
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A popular revolt in Catalongia against seignorial pressures that began in 1462.
Rebellions of 1837: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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The Rebellions of 1837 took place in both Upper and Lower Canada. In lower Canada the rebellion was in large part an expression of a resurgent French Canadian nationalism. By comparison the Upper Cana...
Rebellions of 1837: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian armed uprisings that occurred in 1837 and 1838.
Red River Rebellion: Connexipedia Article
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Name given to the events surrounding the actions of a provisional government established by Métis leader Louis Riel in 1869 at the Red River Settlement in what is now the Canadian province of Manitoba...
Red River Rebellion: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Red River Rebellion (also known as Red River Resistance), a movement of national self-determination by the metis of the red river colony in what is now Manitoba, 1869-70. The inhabitants were continua...
Reesor Siding Strike of 1963: Connexipedia Article
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A labour conflict which resulted in the shooting of 11 union members.
Remington Rand strike of 1936-1937: Connexipedia Article
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A strike against the Remington Rand company.
Rescue of the Danish Jews: Connexipedia Article
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When Hitler ordered that Danish Jews be arrested and deported on 1-2 October 1943, many Danes took part in a collective effort to evacuate the roughly 8,000 Jews of Denmark by sea to nearby neutral Sw...
Revolt of the Brotherhoods: Connexipedia Article
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A revolt by artisan guilds against the government of King Charles I in the Kingdom of Valencia which lasted from 1521-1523.
Revolt of the Comuneros: Connexipedia Article
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An uprising by citizens of Castile against the rule of Charles V and his administration between 1520 and 1521.
List of revolutions and rebellions: Connexipedia Article
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This is a list of revolutions and rebellions
Revolutions of 1848: Connexipedia Article
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A series of political upheavals throughout the European continent. Described by some historians as a revolutionary wave, the period of unrest began in France and then, further propelled by the French ...
Revolutions of 1848 in the German states: Connexipedia Article
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"Germany" at the time of the Revolutions of 1848 was a collection of 39 states loosely bound together in the German Confederation. As nationalist sentiment crystallized into resistance to the traditio...
Riots, List of - Wikipedia: Connexipedia Article
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This is an incomplete chronological list of events characterized by at least one source as riots.
Romanian Revolution of 1989: Connexipedia Article
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A week-long series of increasingly violent riots and fighting in late December 1989 that overthrew the Government of Nicolae Ceausescu.
Rothbury Riot: Connexipedia Article
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An incident in which police shot into a crowd of locked-out miners in the New South Wales.
Royal Indian Navy Mutiny: Connexipedia Article
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A strike and mutiny by Indian sailors of the Royal Indian Navy on board ship and shore establishments at Bombay (Mumbai) harbour in 1946.
Russian Revolution of 1905: Connexipedia Article
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A wave of mass political unrest through vast areas of the Russian Empire.
St. George's Night Uprising: Connexipedia Article
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A series of rebellions in 1343-1345 by the indigenous Estonian-speaking population of Northern and Western Estonia against rulers of foreign (mainly German) origin.
Saint Louis general strike 1877: Connexipedia Article
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Generally accepted as the first general strike in America, the 1877 Saint Louis general strike grew out of the Great Railroad Strike of 1877. The general strike was largely organized by the Knights of...
Saskatchewan Doctors' Strike: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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A strike against the introduction of medicare by Saskatchewan doctors in 1962.
Satyagraha: Connexipedia Article
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A campaign of nonviolent protest against the British in colonial India in 1930.
Scientific method: Timeline of the history of scientific method - Wikipedia: Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
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Shows an overview of the cultural inventions that have contributed to the development of the scientific method
Scottish Insurrection of 1820: Connexipedia Article
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A week of strikes and unrest, a culmination of Radical demands for reform in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
Seattle General Strike: Connexipedia Article
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A general work stoppage by over 65,000 workers in the U.S. city of Seattle, Washington in 1919.
Second Intifada: Connexipedia Article
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A period of intensified Palestinian-Israeli violence, which began in late September 2000.
Selma to Montgomery marches: Connexipedia Article
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Three marches in 1965 that marked the culmination of the voting rights movement of the American civil rights movement.
Sexual revolution: Connexipedia Article
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Encompasses the changes in social thought and codes of behaviour related to sexuality throughout the Western world.
Sexual revolution in 1960s America: Connexipedia Article
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Attitudes to a variety of issues changed, sometimes radically, throughout the decade. The urge to 'find oneself' the activsm of the 1960's and the quest for autonomy were characterised by the changes ...
Shays' Rebellion: Connexipedia Article
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An armed uprising in central and western Massachusetts from 1786 to 1787.
Shimabara Rebellion: Connexipedia Article
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An uprising largely involving Japanese peasants, most of them Catholic Christians, in 1637-1638.
Spanish Revolution: Connexipedia Article
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A workers' social revolution that began during the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936.
Spartacist uprising: Connexipedia Article
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A general strike (and the armed battles accompanying it) in Germany from January 5 to January 12, 1919.
Spithead and Nore mutinies: Connexipedia Article
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Major mutinies by sailors of the Royal Navy in 1797.
SS Columbia Eagle incident: Connexipedia Article
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A mutiny that occurred aboard the American merchant vessel Columbia Eagle in March 1970 when crew members seized the vessel and sailed to Cambodia.
Steel strike of 1952: Connexipedia Article
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A strike by the United Steelworkers of America against U.S. Steel and nine other steelmakers.
Stonewall riots: Connexipedia Article
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A series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New Yo...
Strikes and Lockouts: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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A strike is the withholding of labour by workers in order to obtain better working conditions; such withholding of labour is generally accompanied by demonstrations, such as picketing, parades, meetin...
Strikes in South Korea 1996-1997: Connexipedia Article
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1996
In December 1996 and January 1997, South Korea experienced the largest organized strike in its history, when workers in the automotive and shipbuilding industries refused to work in protest against a ...
Strikes, List of: Connexipedia Article
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The following is a list of deliberate absence from work related to specific working conditions (strikes) or due to general unhappiness with the political order (general strikes).
Summer of Love: Connexipedia Article
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The summer of 1967, when as many as 100,000 people converged on the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco.
Swing Riots: Connexipedia Article
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A widespread uprising by the rural workers of the arable south and east of England in 1830. The rioters, largely impoverished and landless agricultural labourers, sought to halt reductions in their wa...
Textile workers strike (1934): Connexipedia Article
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A strike involving 400,000 textile workers from New England, the Mid-Atlantic states and the U.S. Southern states.
Third Servile War: Connexipedia Article
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The last of a series of slave rebellions against the Roman Republic. (73-71 BC).
Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: Connexipedia Article
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A series of demonstrations in and near Tiananmen Square in Beijing in the PRC beginning on 14 April. Led mainly by students and intellectuals, the protests occurred in a year that saw the collapse of ...
Tlatelolco massacre: Connexipedia Article
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A government massacre of student and civilian protesters and bystanders that took place during the afternoon and night of October 2, 1968 in Mexico City.
Tompkins Square Riot (1874): Connexipedia Article
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On January 13, 1874 police crushed a demonstration involving thousands of unemployed in New York City's Tompkins Square Park.
Twentieth convoy: Connexipedia Article
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Transport 20 (XXth convoy) was a Jewish prisoner transport in Belgium organized by the Nazi Germany during World War II. Members of the Belgian Resistance freed Jewish and Gypsy civilians who were bei...
2004 Republican National Convention protest activity: Connexipedia Article
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Marches, rallies, performances, demonstrations, exhibits, and acts of civil disobedience in New York City to protest the 2004 Republican National Convention and the nomination of President George W. B...
United Kingdom general strike of 1926: Connexipedia Article
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The 1926 General Strike in the United Kingdom was a general strike called by the General Council of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in an unsuccessful attempt to force the government to act to prevent...
UK miners' strike (1984 - 1985): Connexipedia Article
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1984
A major industrial action affecting the British coal industry.
Uprising of 1953 in East Germany: Connexipedia Article
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A widespread uprising against the Stalinist German Democratic Republic government.
Vancouver general strike of 1918: Connexipedia Article
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The first general strike in Canadian history, held 2 August 1918, organized as a one-day political protest against the killing of draft evader and labour activist Albert "Ginger" Goodwin, who had call...
Vancouver Island Coal Strike: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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A strike that began in September 1912 when miners at declared a holiday to protest the firing of a worker.
Virginia's Indentured Servants' Plot: Connexipedia Article
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Servants' uprising over inadequate food.
Vorkuta uprising: Connexipedia Article
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A major uprising of the concentration camp inmates in Vorkuta, Russia in July-August 1953.
Waihi miners' strike: Connexipedia Article
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A major strike action in 1912 by gold miners in the New Zealand town of Waihi.
Walkerton Tragedy: Connexipedia Article
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Brief overview of the Walkerton water contamination incident.
Wapping dispute: Connexipedia Article
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A significant turning point in the history of the trade union movement and of UK industrial relations.
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Connexipedia Article
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The Jewish resistance that arose within the Warsaw Ghetto in German occupied Poland during World War II, and which opposed Nazi Germany's effort to transport the remaining ghetto population to Treblin...
Warsaw Uprising: Connexipedia Article
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A struggle by the Polish Home Army to liberate Warsaw from Nazi German occupation during World War II.
West Coast Longshore Strikes, 1923 and 1935: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Strikes by members of the International Longshoremen's Association.
West Coast waterfront strike 1934: Connexipedia Article
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The 1934 West Coast Longshoremen's Strike lasted eighty-three days, triggered by sailors and a four-day general strike in San Francisco, and led to the unionization of all of the West Coast ports of t...
West Virginia Mine War of 1912-1913: Connexipedia Article
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A confrontation between striking coal miners and coal operators in Southern West Virginia
Westmoreland County Coal Strike of 1910 - 1911: Connexipedia Article
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A strike by coal miners represented by the United Mine Workers of America, is also known as the "Slovak strike" because about 70 percent of the miners were Slovakian immigrants.
Windsor Strike 1945: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Windsor Strike, 12 Sept-20 Dec 1945, at the WINDSOR, Ont, plant of Ford Motor Co. There was really only one strike issue at Ford: union recognition. The united automobile workers demanded it; the comp...
Winnipeg General Strike: Connexipedia Article
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The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 was one of the most influential strikes in Canadian history, and became the platform for future labour reforms. In March 1919 labour delegates from across Western C...
Winnipeg General Strike: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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In Winnipeg on May 15, when negotiations broke down between management and labour in the building and metal trades, the Winnipeg Trades and Labor Council called a general strike.
Winter of Discontent: Connexipedia Article
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A term used to describe the British winter of 1978-1979, during which there were widespread strikes by local authority trade unions demanding larger pay raises for their members.
Women's suffrage: Timeline of women's suffrage - Wikipedia: Connexipedia Article
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Timeline of women's suffrage activities around the world from the 18th to 21st century.
World Naked Bike Ride: Connexipedia Article
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International clothing-optional bike ride.
World Social Forum: Connexipedia Article
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An annual meeting that defines itself as "an opened space - plural, diverse, non-governmental and non-partisan - that stimulates the decentralized debate, reflection, proposals building, experiences e...
Zanj Rebellion: Connexipedia Article
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A series of revolts by some 500,000 slaves against their Muslim owners and rulers, 869-883 AD.

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Bonus Army
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1932
The Bonus Army was the popular name of an assemblage of some 43,000 marchers—17,000 World War I veterans, their families, and affiliated groups—who gathered in Washington, D.C., in the spring and summ...
Moncada Barracks
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1953
The Moncada Barracks was a military barracks in Santiago de Cuba. On July 26, 1953, the barracks was the site of an armed attack by a small group of revolutionaries led by Fidel Castro.
St. Bartholomew's Day massacre
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A wave of Roman Catholic mob violence, directed against the Huguenots (French Calvinist Protestants).

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