This week in history


July 6

1971: Demonstrators disrupt a Springbok rugby match in Australia with smoke bombs.

July 9

1999: Police storm a Tehran University hostel in Iran, sparking days of student protests.

July 10

1917: Emma Goldman is jailed for two years for aiding draft resisters in the US.

1983: Aborigines in Noonkanbah win an agreement protecting sacred sites from further mining, after years of protest.

1985: Greenpeace vessel the Rainbow Warrior is bombed in Auckland Harbour by French agents.

July 12

1976: National 24-hour strike against PM Malcolm Fraser's proposed cuts to Medibank.

From Green Left Weekly, July 6, 2005.
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