Friday, June 14, 2019

Today -100: June 14, 1919: Of ignored Turks, dissatisfied Berlin, and parlor coal diggers


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The Turkish delegation to the peace conference arrived a couple of days ago, and nobody is talking to them.

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By some minor changes to the peace terms.

Secretary of Labor William Wilson tells the annual convention of the American Federation of Labor that the IWW and Bolsheviks are not significant among “real” wage workers but only among “parlor coal diggers.” American workers, he says, don’t want a dictatorship of the proletariat.

The AFL convention votes to allow blacks into international unions, but if any unions continue to discriminate against negroes, the AFL will grant separate charters to negro organizations.

Race riots continue in Cardiff, Wales between locals and non-white workers (blacks, Arabs) brought in during the war.


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