Sunday, September 16, 2012

Today -100: September 16, 1912: Of red flags


Providence, RI police fight with IWW demonstrators who refuse to take down a red flag.

Remember the war between Italy and the Ottoman Empire over Libya? Officially still going on, although I don’t think anyone’s been killing anyone for some time. Unofficial negotiations just broke down. Italy was proposing that Turkey declare its Libyan provinces independent, whereupon Italy would immediately annex them. That’s Italy’s idea of a compromise.

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