February 19th is the anniversary of the day in 2015 that a US court found ship repair firm Signal guilty of discriminating against and trafficking five hundred Indian workers. The […]
The Past Isn’t Past: Underground Railroad Whisks “Fugitive...
February 15th is the anniversary of the escape of formerly enslaved person Shadrach Minkins from Boston to Canada. He was the first person seized in New England under the Fugitive […]
The Past Isn’t Past: Lee Jeans Sit-in, Scotland, 1981
February 5th is the anniversary of the start of a historic successful sit in at Lee’s Jeans factory in Greenock, Scotland in 1981. Two hundred forty workers, mostly women, stopped […]
The Past Isn’t Past: 1737 Birth of Thomas Paine, American Revolu...
January 29th is the anniversary of the birth of Thomas Paine in 1737 in England. Paine wrote the influential pamphlet, Common Sense, during the American Revolutionary War. Image: Portrait of Thomas Paine By Laurent […]
The Past Isn’t Past: Black Chrysler Workers March on Their Union...
January 22nd is the anniversary of the day a group of African American workers at the Eldon Chrysler plant in Detroit walked off the job and marched on their union, […]
The Past Isn’t Past: Resistance to the Mashewar Dam
January 11th is the anniversary of the day in 1998 when twenty four thousand people began a sit-in protest at the Maheshwar dam site on the Narmada River in Central […]