Today in history: July 20, 1934 - “Bloody Friday” during the historic 1934 Minneapolis truckers strike.
On Bloody Friday, 67 striking truck drivers and their supporters were shot by Minneapolis police, acting on orders from the Citizens Alliance, an anti-labor employers’ group, which controlled city government. Two of them died.
Via Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Fight Back!)
It is shameful that the rights to the definitive history of this strike, written by a leading organizer, are held hostage by the U.S. Socialist Workers Party (as it has done with writings of Malcolm X and others). If you can buy, borrow or preferably steal a copy of “Teamster Rebellion” by Farrell Dobbs, you should. - redguard