On July 5, 1934 police killed two longshoremen at a massive dockworker strike in San Francisco, a tragedy known as Bloody Thursday. The tragic events of Bloody Thursday turned public opinion against the shipping companies and lead the citizens of San Francisco and other west coast port towns to go on a general strike in support of the dockworkers that lead to the formation of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, now known worldwide as the ILWU.
"An Injury to One is an Injury to All" Rallying cry of the Wobblies [IWW], and the name of a sculptureat the corner of Mission & Steuart Streets, San Francisco, where much of the violence against the dockworkers took place.
"We're not a democracy. It's a terrible misunderstanding and a slander to the idea of democracy to call us that. In reality, we're a plutocracy: a government by the wealthy." ~Ramsey Clark , former U.S. Attorney General
"To destroy this invisible government, to dissolve the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day." ~Theodore Roosevelt's 1912 Platform of the Progressive Party
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