View other events for the week of 7/14/2008
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
|Laborfest: Reading: Centennial of the Great White Fleet 1908-2008|
|Date||Monday July 14|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
|Import this event into your personal calendar.|
Modern Times Bookstore 888 Valencia St., at 20th St., San Francisco (near 24th St BART)
A reading with writer and labor archivist Lincoln Cushing and others.
On July 7, 1908, the Great White Fleet left San Francisco to show the flag and expand US power in Asia. At the time, Mark Twain and AFL founder Samual Gompers opposed this expansion of the United States through the occupation of the Philippines and other countries. Cushing will look at this history and its relevance to today’s wars in the Middle East.