Tag Archives: Henry George

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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Charles Stewart Parnell

Born in 1846, Charles Stewart Parnell was one of the most significant Irish, if not British, politicians of the latter half of the 19th century. Coming from a wealthy Anglo-Irish landowning family with parents who were strong Irish nationalists, he … Continue reading

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Michael Davitt

Born in 1846 in County Mayo, Michael Davitt was brought up in a poor immigrant community in Lancashire in England. Though working as a laborer from the age of 9, he managed to achieve a good education. After becoming a … Continue reading

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The Irish Land League movement

The Irish National Land League was established in late 1879 with the republican and Fenian Michael Davitt as the prominent founder, and Charles Stewart Parnell, a radical, but parliamentary-oriented, aristocratic MP, as its President. The principal purposes were the reduction … Continue reading

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The Greenback Labor Party

A Greenback party was first established in 1874. It originated in the view that what was needed for economic and social development was the restoration of a non-gold backed paper money, ‘greenbacks’, which had first been circulated during the Civil … Continue reading

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The Brooklyn Spread the Light Club

The Brooklyn Spread the Light Club was set up as an organization devoted to the discussion of economic questions, open to anyone ‘above the age of 16 engaged in useful or honorable employment’. One of its objects was ‘to aid … Continue reading

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