Monday, June 23, 2014

Today -100: June 23, 1914: Of informal talks, strong white parties, and American soil

There will be informal talks between the Huerta, Carranza, and US delegates (in other words, the Argentine, Brazilian and Chilean ambassadors are withdrawing from their roles as mediators in a sulk because the rebels refused their demand for an armistice).

The problem with Southern politics, according to a NYT editorial and assholes generally, is that the race issue forces all the white men to vote for the Democratic Party, regardless of their opinions on other issues. So what’s really needed is... two white men’s parties, and the Progressive Party is attempting to fill that gap, at least in the 3rd Congressional district of Louisiana. Says the New Orleans Times-Picayune, “the establishment of another strong white party would make for more wholesome conditions in Louisiana.”

Missouri women’s suffragists collect enough petitions for a referendum in November.

Wobblies again try to hold a free speech rally in Tarrytown, NY, whose populace meets them with rotten eggs and other produce, as was the custom. Becky Edelson, defying the police as they try to shut down the rally, which lacked a permit, says, “I’m here on American soil,” whereupon someone threw some American soil at her.

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