Anniversaries

Killer Coke is introduced as a patent medicine

On May 12, 1886:  In Atlanta, American pharmacist John Pemberton first sold his carbonated beverage Coca-Cola as a patent medicine, claiming that it cured a number of diseases. At the time, Pemberton was a wounded confederate colonel, struggling with morphine addiction. Over the years, Coca-cola product went from drug store counters to global markets. Now…

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International Workers’ Day

May 1st is International Workers’ Day, a celebration of worker’s rights and the struggle for equality and labor justice. Known also as May Day, the celebration also includes a recognition of immigrant rights and worker solidarity across borders. Now we’re going to take a moment to explore the history of International Worker’s Day, starting in…

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Goldman Environmental Prize 2017

Instead of a traditional anniversary post I would like to highlight the winners of the Goldman Environmental Prize this year. There’s a way to support each fight. Check out the links associated with each environmental activist and the website.: Goldmanprize.org mark! Lopez a community organizer from East LA who, with the organization East Yard Communities for…

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April 22, 1970 Earth Day

Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. On April 22,1970, twenty million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the destruction of the environment. Groups…

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April 2012- Maple Spring- Student Strike Rocks Montreal

In the spring of 2012, a massive student strike in opposition to a tuition hike, rocked the streets of the Montréal for over six months. Protests and militant street actions became part of the daily and nightly reality of this Canadian metropolis. Several times during this tumultuous spring, the numbers in the streets would reach…

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April 3rd, 1967 MLK gives “Beyond Vietnam” Speech

A year and a day before the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, He gave a speech titled “Beyond Vietnam.” The speech called for an end to militarism, materialism, and racism… A worldwide movement towards peace placing life above profit. This is an excerpt from this famous speech, QUOTE  “The words of the late John…

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