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1907 â€” France: France: sortie Ã Limoges (France) du premier numÃ©ro du bimensuel â€œLe Combat Social,â€ sousâ€titrÃ© â€œOrgane rÃ©volutionnaire des Syndicalistes, Socialistes antiparlementaires et Libertaires.â€ Le journal, dirigÃ© par Jean Peyroux sÊ¼arrÃªtera (pour raisons financiÃ¨res) le 21 avril 1909, aprÃ¨s 35 numÃ©ros. Il sera remplacÃ© par â€œLÊ¼InsurgÃ©â€ qui paraÃ®tra en 1910. 
1908 â€” While the politicos in Brazil and Argentina threaten war between the two countries, workerÊ¼s organizations and anarchoâ€syndicalists of these two Latin American countries express their cross-border solidarity, and jointly organize a day of protest against the possibility of a conflict. 
1911 â€” United States of America: John and James McNamara plead guilty to bombing the Los Angeles Times building; admission of guilt creates controversy among their supporters who believed them to be innocent. Emma Goldman defends their action in Mother Earth editorial.
1911 â€” France: sortie du premier numÃ©ro de â€œLÊ¼IdÃ©e Libre,â€ Revue Mensuelle de Culture Individuelle et de RÃ©novation Sociale. Son principal animateur en sera AndrÃ© Lorulot. Les thÃ¨mes abordÃ©s y sont variÃ©s : hygiÃ¨ne, alimentation, sociologie, littÃ©rature, anticlÃ©ricalisme, etc. La Revue sÊ¼arrÃªtera en 1940, mais reparaÃ®tra aprÃ¨s la seconde guerre mondiale, mais sera alors essentiellement centrÃ©e sur lÊ¼anticlÃ©ricalisme.. 
1919 â€” United States of America: Alexander Berkman, Emma Goldman, and 200+ anarchists, labor militants, and radicals are forced to leave the â€œLand of the Free,â€ deported to Russia on the rustâ€bucket Buford. Shades of B. TravenÊ¼s The Death Ship. In America it is axiomatic that we have free speech only if no one practices it.
1921 â€” Russia: Under the pretext of representing the Kropotkin Museum at an anarchist conference in Berlin, Emma Goldman, Alexander Berkman, and Alexander Schapiro are authorized to leave Russia. Early this month Goldman and Berkman settle in Riga, Latvia. They write to Harry Weinberger about chances of getting back into the US. Allowed only a temporary visa in Latvia, they seek entry to either Germany or Sweden. They are granted Swedish visas on December 14th, and enroute to Germany, on a train on the December 22 they are arrested by the Latvian secret service; accused of being Bolshevik agents.
1931 â€” Russia: With the failure of Nepreryvka, the fiveâ€day week, the Soviet authorities attempt â€¦ the six-day week!  - see August 26 and November 23. Like the five-day week, this measure is sabotaged by workers and peasants taking both the banned Sundays and the new rest days off. [Source: Calendar Riots]
1955 â€” United States of America: Rosa Parks, an African American, gets busted, refusing to give her bus seat in front to a white man and sit in the back, in Montgomery, Alabama. Sets off a successful yearâ€long bus boycott by blacks and sparks the Civil Rights movement of the next decade.
1955 â€” United States of America: Wilhelm Reich â€œOrgone Energy Contempt Trialâ€ begins. Reich refused to appear in court on the decree motion but did respond in a letter to the Judge regarding the courts unclear jurisdiction of scientific discovery. While the Orgone box is thoroughly discredited, Book Burning remains alive and well, today, as then.    
1960 â€” Scotland: Ethel MacDonald (b. 1909) dies. Glasgowâ€based anarchist activist and, during the Spanish Revolution, a prisoner aid militant, propagandist on Barcelona Loyalist radio, captured by the fascists.
1963 â€” France (?): After having established the new clandestine structure of the youth organization FederaciÃ³n IbÃ©rica de Juventudes Libertarias (FIJL), the â€œprovisionalâ€ Commission of Relations began preparations for todayÊ¼s extraordinary Congress.
1966 â€” United States of America: The Youngstown General Duty Nurses Association (YGDNA) becomes the first nurses in Ohio to engage in a mass resignation or â€œstrike,â€ and according to the American Nurses Association it may be the first concerted action by nurses in a labor dispute in the nation. Nearly 350 of the 400 nurses sign resignations. 
1968 â€” United States of America: Public release of Rights in Conflict, commonly called the Walker Report. The National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence, charged with studying and reporting on urban riots, formed a Chicago Study Team headed by Daniel Walker, to investigate the Convention Week disturbances. They reviewed over 20,000 pages of statements from 3,437 eyewitnesses and participants, 180 hours of film, and over 12,000 still photographs. The Walker Report attached the label â€œpolice riotâ€ to the events of Chicago Ê¼68. Read an excerptâ€”the summary to Rights in Conflict. 
1976 â€” The Sex Pistols, following their first single, â€œAnarchy in the U.K.,â€ appear on British TVÊ¼s â€œToday Show,â€ a replacement for Queen. Interviewer Bill Grundy, taunts them for their â€œnastyâ€ reputation, provokes bass player Glenn Matlock to say â€œfuckâ€ on the air. In the resulting uproar, they are banned from all but five cities of their first U.K. tour. By next month, no club or concert hall in Great Britain will book them, after he fucked up.  
1987 â€” In Saintâ€Paul de Vence, France, American essayist, novelist, and playwright James Baldwin dies. Said little about his childhood, commenting only that it â€œis the usual bleak fantasy, and we can dismiss it with the unrestrained observation that I certainly would not consider living it again.â€
1987 â€” England: The Department of Trade inspectors are ordered into the giant Guinness company to investigate allegations of misconduct which ends up with four arrests being made, including the chairman Ernest Saunders.
1997 â€” Swimming through the pages of her prose, crude drawings and the poetic license of profanity, Kathy Acker gutted every sacred cow; politicians, pimps, feminists, men, her dreams, slabs of the autobiographical, emotional selfâ€mutilation and self-loathing. She sometimes appeared like a lost child teetering on the abyss and at others the winged avenging angel with a scythe for a tongue.
2007 â€” United States of America: 7 animal rights activists arrested during the anti-Huntington Life Sciences demonstration for allegedly violating a court order (released later that night on their own recognizance).