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Laborfest: 10th Anniversary of Charleston 5 Struggle

Date:
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Time:
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Event Type:
Teach-In
Organizer/Author:
Location Details:
ILWU Local 10 Henry Schmidt Room - 400 North Point St., San Francisco. F train, Buses: 30 and 47.

10th Anniversary of Charleston Five Struggle
With ILA 1422 Leader
Screening of Free The Charleston Five
In 2000, ILA 1422 in Charleston, South Carolina was faced with a major attack. This Black majority local was a target by the state government in part because of their activism including seeking to remove the Confederate flag from the State Capitol. The Nordana shipping line sought to go non-union and the state attorney general organized to bust up the local to stop picketing by mobilizing over 600 police, horses, armored vehicles and helicopters. The police arrested and charged five members who came to be known as the Charleston Five. The struggle was won with international solidarity action and organized support around the country. This event will commemorate the important lessons for today and will also include a ILWU Local 30 miner from the Rio Tinto mine in Boron, California. The miners were locked out by global Rio Tinto for several months.
Sponsored by ILWU Local 10
See also:
http://www.uniondemocracy.com/UDR/25-Charleston%20Five.htm
http://ilcaonline.org/content/charleston-five-10-years-later
http://labornotes.org/2010/05/tentative-settlement-reached-california-mine-lockout
http://www.ilwu.org/about/locals/local30.cfm
http://www.ilwu10.org/
http://www.laborfest.net/2010/2010schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Tue, Jun 22, 2010 7:20AM
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