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Link: “The 1929 Loray Mill Strike Was a Landmark Working-Class Struggle in the US South”

Original post found at: https://jacobin.com/2022/09/the-1929-loray-mill-strike-was-a-landmark-working-class-struggle-in-the-us-south/

An article about a huge (but ultimately unsuccessful) strike in North Carolina. It’s somewhat well-remembered because one of its leading organisers, pregnant mother of five Ella May Wiggins, was murdered in an ambush by thugs hired to violently crush the trade union (none of which were ever prosecuted, and nor were the mill owners who hired them). Another example of how the US – and even the US South – isn’t innately right-wing and reactionary; violent force has been used repeatedly to make it that way.

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