Wednesday, May 01, 2013
British police (74 of them!) raid the Women’s Social and Political Union hq, arresting six leaders and seizing the suffrage organization’s papers (which no law actually authorizes them to do). Director of Public Prosecutions (and winner of Name of the Day -100) Sir Archibald Bodkin threatens any printer who prints The Suffragette, saying “That organ must be put a stop to.” He even threatens to go after its subscribers. (Spoiler alert: The Suffragette won’t miss a single weekly issue before World War I starts, not even tomorrow’s. The front page of tomorrow’s issue will feature the single word: RAIDED!)
What asshole wrote that NYT article? It says the Cat and Mouse Act is “turning the laugh against hunger strikers”.
In Mexico, Federal troops evacuate Juarez under pressure from the Constitutionalists.