December 18 is the 18th day in December.
1830 â€” Trial of Swing Rioters, peasants & workers
who fought for a minimum wage.
1905 -- US: Eugene Debs speaks at in New York City on Indistrial Unionism:
- "Too long have the workers of the world waited for some
- Moses to lead them out of bondage. I would not lead you out
- if I could; for if you could be led out, you could be led back again.
- I would have you make up your minds there is nothing that you
- cannot do for yourselves."
1920 â€” Russia: In Archangel, Alexander Berkman, Emma Goldman & others in a Museum expedition collect leftist &
anarchist underground publications produced during the rule
of the Czar.
1922 â€” Nelly Roussel dies. Free thinker, anarchist,
feminist. Partner of the sculptor Henri Godet.
Roussel worked with Paul Robin to
spread nÃ©o-Malthusian ideas, opposing
the prevalent ideology & laws which
repressed contraception & its advocacy.
1922 â€” Italy: In Turin, the fascists attack the "Chambre
du Travail", set fire to the Circle of the Railwaymen,
the Circle Karl Marx & the seat of Ordine Nuova. 22
workmen, socialists, Communists & anarchists are
1939 â€” Michael Moorcock, science fiction author, anarchist, lives.
1946 â€” Black rights activist Steve Biko lives. South
African/Azanian leader of the Black Consciousness Movement;
murdered by South African police in 1977.
1969 â€” Ãurea Cuadrado Alberola (b. 1900) dies. Spanish
anarchist militant, member of CNT & Mujeres Libre. In exile
after the 1936 revolution, active in Cuba, the US & Mexico.
1971 â€” England: Anarchy Collective member Kate
McLean is arrested & charged as a
member of the "Stoke Newington Eight".
1983 â€” Italy: Reggio Emilia Â· 27Â° AssemblÃ©e
de A Rivista anarchica.
1984 â€” Agustina Figuerola dies. Anarchist.
2007 â€” United States of America: An anonymous â€œeconomic terroristâ€ destroys the window of the shop selling fur while the â€œlaw-abidingâ€ owner was â€œpreparing for the Christmas crowdâ€