This week in history

January 19, 2005

January 19

1969: Student Jan Palach sets himself on fire in Prague to protest the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.

January 20

1932: El Salvador's government murders 30,000 peasants to end


1996: International strike lends strength to struggle of Liverpool Dockers.

January 21

1876: James Larkin, founder of the Irish Transport and General

Workers Union, is born.

1946: In the largest strike in US history until that day, 750,000 steel workers walk out.

January 22

1905: Tsarist troops kill 500 and wound 3000 in St. Petersburg's Bloody Sunday in Russia.

January 25

1851: Sojourner Truth addresses first Black Women's Rights convention in US.

1926: 16,000 textile workers strike in Passaic, New Jersey.

From Green Left Weekly, January 19, 2005.
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