birthe neumann

On This Day: May 23
  • 1832: Execution of Jamaican national hero Samuel Sharpe; instigator of 1831 slave rebellion.
  • 1838: US government begins forced removal of 16,000 Cherokee by forced march known as “Trail of Tears” from US states to “Indian Territory”.
  • 1855: Birth of Isabella Ford in Leeds, UK. She was a suffragette, socialist and first woman to speak at Labour Representation Committee’s conference.
  • 1871: Spanish anarchist Ramón de la Sagra dies in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
  • 1900: Birth of Franz Neumann in Katowice, Poland. He was a left-wing activist, Marxist and labour lawyer
  • 1903: Mother Jones leads “March of the Mill Children: thousands of child workers in Philadelphia mills strike for better work conditions.
  • 1909: Two people were arrested at a speech by Emma Goldman.
  • 1928: Australian anarchist David Andrade dies in Vendouree, Australia.
  • 1928: Severino Giovanni and the Scarfó brothers bombed the Italian consulatein Buenos Aires.
  • 1932: Four students shot and killed during a demo against the dictator Vargas in Brazil. Their names used in MMDC a revolutionary group.
  • 1934: During Teamster’s Rebellion, strike culminates in “Battle of Toledo” a 5-day battle between 1,300 National Guard and 6,000 pickets.
  • 1951: Tibetans sign the Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet with China.
  • 1963: US Congress passes Equal Pay Act for women to get equal pay for equal work. Legislation was originally submitted in 1947.
  • 1966: The British government declares state of emergency a week after the National Union of Seamen went on strike.
  • 1969: A strike was declared in Rosario, Argentina in response to police killings and social injustice from dictatorial regime.
  • 1976: in Athens a general strike turned to violent clashes between left-wing workers and students and the police. For 12 hours all of central Athens was like a battlefield. A woman was killed when a police tank ran over her. Anarchists and others fought over barricades near the Athens Polytechnic.
  • 1982: 10,000 march in London protesting Thatcher’s Falklands War to maintain colonial control over the islands.
  • 1996: Death of Kronid Lyubarsky in Bali, Indonesia. He was a Soviet dissident, journalist and human rights activist and political prisoner.
  • 1998: The Love and Rage Revolutionary Anarchist Federation dissolved.
  • 2006: Bangladeshi workers set fire to seven textile factories after police kill a worker during protests for better pay and conditions.
  • 2008: Anarchist folk-singer Utah Philips dies in Nevada City, CA.
  • 2008: The British Columbian government unanimously passes a motion apologising for 1914 Komagata Maru deportations.