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This Day in History
Today in the United States is National Fried Chicken Day, yum; at Heliopolis, in current-day Egypt, thirteen and three quarter centuries ago, Arab Islamic fighters crushed a Byzantine force in one of the initial battles to extend Muslim hegemony across Southwest Asia and North Africa; four centuries and four years hence, in 1044, troops of the Holy Roman Emperor Henry III dismantled opposition Magyars at the Battle of Menfo; three more centuries and four more years after that, in 1348, a sixth Pope Clement issued a decree absolving accused Jewish communities of causing the Plague; MORE HERE
A Thought for the Day
The notion, in a thermonuclear age, of a ‘victorious’ party in a major war, let alone of a profitable conflict that involves anything like the ‘world wars’ of the past, appears so fatuous and lacking in plausible foundation that one might well nod in comprehension at the assertion that “our leaders are insane;” however, precisely capital’s rationality and empire’s pretentious rationalizations have led to this juncture, the upshot of which is that more intelligence or more reasoning capacity will make no difference—only revolutionary systemic transformation, away from profiteering individualism and toward socialized collectivity and mutuality, can possibly salvage a human future.
The demand voiced by representative workingmen in the Pittsburgh district, not only on their own account but on that of their brethren the world over, for a correct and impartial history of the Homestead trouble, sufficiently explains the appearance of this volume.
The importance of the theme requires no demonstration. Since labor first organized for its own protection it has passed through no period more prolific in soul-stirring events and significant developments than that extending from July to November, 1892, and including the lock-out at the Carnegie mills, the battle with 300 Pinkerton guards, the military occupation of Homestead, the trial of labor leaders on capital charges and the ultimate collapse of the Amalgamated lodges for lack of funds to continue the struggle against non-unionism. This was a conflict of far more than local interest. It was watched with anxiety by both friends and foes of organized labor on both sides of the Atlantic; it claimed the attention of leaders of thought in all departments of human activity; it stirred up the British House of Parliament and the United States Congress, agitated the newspaper press of both continents, became an issue in the election for President and is said to have contributed more largely to the defeat of Benjamin Harrison by Grover Cleveland than any other influence. MORE HERE
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