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Laborfest: Angel Island Tour on Harry Bridges Trial
Date Saturday July 18
Time 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
Angel Island Immigration Post North East side of the island
Meet in front yard of the Immigration Post building.
You can bring your bike on the ferry for free from San Francisco and $1.00 from Tiburon.
Ferry from San Francisco by Blue & Gold (415-773-1188)
From Ferry Building - 9:20, 11:20 AM $15.00
From Pier 41 - 9:40, 11:45 AM (Ticket at the booth west of Pier 39)
Ferry from Tiburon leaves every hour. $17.50
Tiburon - Angel Island Ferry (415-435-2131)
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/Author
70th Anniversary of Harry Bridges Immigration Trial
In 1939, the Democratic Roosevelt administration sought to expel ILWU president Harry Bridges for being a member of the Communist party. These immigration trials took place five times and eventually as a result of the support committee and the backing of the membership, this witchhunt was defeated. This was a prelude to the witchhunts in the late 1940’s and 1950’s.
Meet in front yard of the Immigration Post building.
You can bring your bike on the ferry free from San Francisco and $1.00 from Tiburon.
Ferry from San Francisco by Blue & Gold (415-773-1188)
From Ferry Building - 9:20, 11:20 AM $15.00
From Pier 41 - 9:40, 11:45 AM (Ticket at the booth west of Pier 39)
http://www.blueandgoldfleet.com
http://www.angelisland.com
http://www.angelisland.com/trans_sched_contact/index.php
Ferry from Tiburon leaves every hour. $17.50
Tiburon - Angel Island Ferry (415-435-2131)
http://www.angelislandferry.com
The Angel Island Immigration Foundation, trying to save Angel Island from budget cuts at:
http://www.aiisf.org/
Angel Island was the West Coast's Ellis Island, the immigrant processing station of the 20th century, between 1910 and 1940. Most of the immigrants who came through Angel Island were Asians. Harry Bridges was from Australia. Go to this extraordinary event to learn how a united mass labor movement defeated the union busters, more commonly known as the anti-communist witchhunters demonstrating the strength of the principle, An Injury to One is An Injury to All.
See also:
http://www.ilwu19.com/history/biography.htm
http://www.theharrybridgesproject.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Bridges
http://www.laborfest.net/2009schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Saturday Jun 20th, 2009 6:27 AM
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