#OtD 8 Aug 1879 Emiliano Zapata, revolutionary and leading figure of the peasant army which helped overthrow Porfirio Diaz in the 1910 Mexican revolution, was born. We have his biography as well as posters available here: shop.workingclasshistory.com/c

#OtD 8 Aug 1927 the @iww@twitter.com union attempted a national general strike against the executions of anarchist workers Sacco and Vanzetti. It was particularly strong in Colorado coalmines, where the stoppage lasted for two days. More on those mines in 1927 here: libcom.org/history/1927-colora

#OtD 8 Aug 1883 over 3,000 people attended a benefit ball and concert for striking telegraphers in New York's Madison Square Garden. 800 of the strikers, fighting for equal pay for men and women and an eight-hour day, led the procession into the ballroom.

People are telling you all about themselves today. Listen, and remember.

Does it follow that I reject all authority? Far from me such a thought. In the matter of boots, I refer to the authority of the bootmaker; concerning houses, canals, or railroads, I consult that of the architect or engineer.
-- Mikhail Bakunin

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Reykjavik Newscast on YouTube had a very good question: why doesn’t the rest of the world use geothermal energy? If they can figure out how to do it around all of their earthquake faults, you’d think anyone could.

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