Category Archives: Events

Voice of the 99% – from Knights of Labor to the Occupy Movements

Watch the Livestream of this lecture. It was recorded – Jul 15 2015 2:30 AM EDT Click on the photo opposite or below to view.  

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The Spread the Light Movement

In May 1880, a nation-wide organization – the “Irish National Land and Industrial League of the United States” – had been established with Michael Davitt as Secretary. In the meantime, however, the mantle of organising a campaign and raising funds … Continue reading

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Parade Banners

During the parade through Manhattan on September 5th 1882, many banners were carried reflecting the range of interests of the participants. Some were unifying generic slogans reflecting the fact that it was a labor march, for example:Among these were: All … Continue reading

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Labor Day

Within a few months of its establishment in early 1882, the Central Labor Union of New York and Vicinity (CLU), having acquired 50 federated organizations and 50,000 affiliated members, felt confident to take the step that would put it, and … Continue reading

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Spreading the Light

In May 1880, a nation-wide organization – the Irish National Land and Industrial League of the United States – had been established in support of the Irish Land League’s fundraising efforts in the US. In the meantime, however, the mantle … Continue reading

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