Walter Crane Memorial to the Haymarket Martyrs, London 1894
Crane’s poster is a memorial to the 4 anarchists who were judicially murdered after the Haymarket Demonstration for the 8 hour work day were violently assaulted by the police, and several cops were killed BY POLICE FIRE. Those executed were August Spies, Albert Parsons, George Engel and Adolph Fischer. Samuel Fielden, Michael Schwab and Oscar Neebe each served extended prison terms. Louis Lingg apparently committed suicide while i jail (blowing his head up with a dynamite cap?!?!) or was murdered while behind bars.
For those of you that don’t know, Net Neutrality is under attack again. So here’s a list of the names of the leading people in the companies that are attacking it. [2/?]
Please note that if anything is wrong with this list as of time of posting (7/12/2017), all of these names were pulled directly from the representative sites themselves. If they are wrong, it is because the companies/organizations themselves have posted them incorrectly.
Lowell C. McAdam Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Martin Burvill Senior Vice President and Group President Verizon Business Markets
Eric Cevis President - Verizon Partner Solutions
Roy H. Chestnutt Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Kenneth Dixon Senior Vice President & Group President - Consumer Sales & Service (PFFFFFFTHAHAHAHAHAHAHACUSTOMERSERVICEMYASS)
Ronan Dunne Executive Vice President and Group President of Verizon Wireless
Matthew D. Ellis Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Tami Erwin Executive Vice President - Wireless Operations
George Fischer Senior Vice President and Group President – Verizon Enterprise Solutions
James J. Gerace Chief Communications Officer
Roger Gurnani Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Technology Architect
Marc C. Reed Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Diego Scotti Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Craig Silliman Executive Vice President – Public Policy and General Counsel
David Small Executive Vice President - Wireline Network Operations
John G. Stratton Executive Vice President and President of Customer and Product Operations
Hans Vestberg Executive Vice President and President of Network and Technology
Marni M. Walden Executive Vice President and President-Global Media
Red November, black November,
Bleak November, black and red.
Hallowed month of labor’s martyrs,
Labor’s heroes, labor’s dead.
Labor’s wrath and hope and sorrow,
Red the promise, black the threat,
Who are we not to remember?
Who are we to dare forget?
Black and red the colors blended,
Black and red the pledge we made,
Red until the fight is ended,
Black until the debt is paid.
— By Ralph Chaplin
author of Solidarity Forever
Nov. 5, 1916, over 200 Industrial Workers of the World members were
headed to the docks of Everett, Washington, on the ship Vernoa to
participate in a Free Speech Fight in support of the rights of union
members to speak on the street corners. While they attempted to dock, a
group of over 500 deputy sheriffs opened fire on the peaceful unarmed
crowd, killing 11 and wounding 27. This is known as the Everett
Nov. 11, 1887, four of the anarchist leaders of the Chicago
eight-hour movement were executed because they advocated ideas of
workplace justice. Albert Parsons, August Spies, George Engle, and
Adolph Fischer are now forever known as the Haymarket Martyrs. In June
of 1893 Illinois Governor John Peter Atgeld issued posthumous pardons to
these men, proclaiming them victims of a biased judge and a packed
Nov. 11, 1919, a group of Legionaries marching to celebrate Armistice
Day attacked an IWW union hall in Centralia, Washington. The IWW
members fought back, killing four of their attackers before being
captured and taken to jail. That night Wesley Everest was taken from his
cell. He was castrated, then taken to a bridge and hung. While hanging
over a river he was shot full of holes. Then his body was taken back to
the jail and laid out in view of the other prisoners for several days.
This is known as the Centralia Massacre.
Nov. 13, 1974, union activist Karen Silkwood was killed when her car
was mysteriously run off the road. There was enough evidence to suggest
Nov. 19, 1916, IWW organizer, songwriter, and troubadour Joe Hill was
executed by the State of Utah after being convicted of murder on flimsy
circumstantial evidence. A worldwide movement to free Joe Hill included
the Swedish Government and a plea from President Wilson for a “thorough
reconsideration of the case,” to no avail.
Nov. 22, 1886, in Thibodaux, Louisiana, by some accounts between 30
to 100 striking black sugar workers were massacred. A newspaper of that
time recorded, “Lame men and blind women shot. Children and hoary-headed
grandsires ruthlessly swept down! The Negros offered no resistance,
they could not as the killing was unexpected…”
Nov. 29, 1919, in the town of Bogalusa, Louisiana, once stood the
world largest lumber mill, owned by the Goodyear Corporation. The United
Brotherhood of Carpenters attempted to organize the mill, with wide
support from the mill hands. After a lengthy campaign of intimidation,
terror, and beatings the company goons attacked the union hall, killing
four Brotherhood organizers. Lem Williams, Stanley O’Rourke,
J.P.Bouchillon, and Thomas Gains were cold-bloodedly gunned down as they
sat in the office of the Bogalusa’s Central Trades and Labor Council.
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Today in labor history, November 11, 1887: Albert Parsons, August Spies, George Engel, and Adolph Fischer, framed for the Haymarket bombing in Chicago, are executed. Spies’ last words – “The day will come when our silence will be more powerful than the voices you are throttling today” – are engraved on the Haymarket Martyrs’ Monument in Chicago’s Forest Home Cemetery.