9/4/14

Thomas Eagleton Born, E.F. Schumacher Dead, William Kunstler Dead

September 4: On This Progressive Day
12,000 tailors strike against sweatshop working conditions in New York City (1894)

Brian Mulroney leads the Conservative Party to power, ending 20 years of nearly uninterrupted progressive Liberal Party rule in Canada (1984)

Three progressive Islamists suspected to be a part of al-Qaeda are arrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International airport and U.S. military installations (2007)

President B. Hussein Obama takes his entourage to Sweden, to meet with King Carl XVI Gustaf regarding the Syria air strike plan that was later aborted (2013)

b: Eduard Wirths (1909), Ivan Illich (1926), Thomas R. Donahue (1928), Thomas Eagleton (1929); d: E. F. Schumacher (1977), William Kunstler (1995)

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