1949: 10,000 people attend the Australian Peace Congress in Melbourne.
1930: More than 100 Mexican and Filipino farm workers are arrested in California, USA, for union activity.
1944: Fred Paterson becomes Australia's first and only communist parliamentarian when he wins the north Queensland state seat of Bowen.
1961: The CIA-backed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba fails.
1975: The Khmer Rouge takes power in Cambodia.
1997: St Kilda's Nicky Winmar proudly displays his black skin to taunt racist football fans.
1980: Zimbabwe wins independence.
1998: Police fail to remove waterside workers from a picket line at Swanston docks after being surrounded by building workers.
From Green Left Weekly, April 13, 2005.
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