1781: Tupac Amaru II and Peruvian indigenous leaders who rebelled against Spanish rule are drawn and quartered in Plaza Mayor del Cuzco.
1827: Josiah Warren opened his first Time Store in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1872: Bertrand Russell was born in Trellech, UK. He was a Nobel prize for literature, and was imprisoned during WWI and 1961 for pacifism and protesting in Whitehall.
1895: Augusto Sandino born in Niquinohomo, Nicaragua. He was leader of original Sandinista movement for Nicaraguan independence.
1912: Walter Sisulu born in Ngcobo, South Africa. An anti-apartheid activist and member of the ANC who was jailed at Robben Island, for 25 years.
1917: In the US, the draft was reinstated, both Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman spoke at a rally opposing the draft.
1917: Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen start organizing in packinghouses across US.
1920: Ten die when coal company officials in Matewan, West Virginia, try evicting striking union workers from the company’s housing.
1922: In India, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience. He would serve only 2 years.
1928: Big Bill Haywood dies in Moscow. He was a founding member and leader of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).
1950: Start of 6-month Atlanta transit strike over permit fee and fingerprinting for cab and trolley drivers.
1959: The National Liberation Committee of Côte d'Ivoire is founded.
1966: 10,000 anti-war protesters picket the White House.
1966: 10,000 students rally against the draft at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
1968: 10,000 march in Madrid in solidarity with the revolt in France. Barricades erected and clashes with police occurred.
1972: Philip Berrigan went to jail for burning draft files.
1972: Margaret (Maggie) Kuhn founds Gray Panthers to advocate for seniors’ rights.
1979: Silkwood vs Kerr-McGee case settled: companies are responsible for damage to health of workers in the nuclear industry.
1980: The Gwangju uprising in Kwangju, South Korea against the regime of the West-backed dictator General Chun Doo-Hwan.
1991: 200,000 involved in violent anti-government protests in South Korea after the fatal beating of a student protester by police.
1993: Copenhagen riots because of Danish exceptions in the Maastricht Treaty referendum. Police open fire and injure eleven demonstrators.
2012: Quebec Student Strike: Bill 78 passed in the National Assembly of Quebec during the early hours of the morning and the municipality of Montreal passed a law prohibiting mask-wearing during any organization or demonstration.
Today in labor history, November 13, 1974: Union activist and whistleblower Karen Silkwood dies under “mysterious circumstances” while en route to a meeting with an Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union health and safety staffer and a New York Times investigative reporter. She was bringing them documents proving that the company she worked for – Kerr-McGee Nuclear Corporation – had falsified quality control records of nuclear fuel rods.