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Frisco in Grip of Strike!

1930's

Frisco in Grip of Strike!

Newsreel: 'Frisco in Grip of Strike! - 1934

In this newsreel, presented is a look at the historic 1934 West Coast Longshoremen’s Strike which lasted nearly three months and led to the establishment of unions for port workers on the West Coast. On Bloody Thursday, after fights broke out near San Francisco’s Embarcadero between police, strikebreakers and waterfront workers, the situation took a […]

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Civil Disturbances: Principles of Control

1960's

Civil Disturbances: Principles of Control

Civil Disturbances: Principles of Control - 1968

Civil disobedience is usually, but not always, defined as being nonviolent resistance. In its most nonviolent form (in India, known as ahimsa or satyagraha) it could be said that it is compassion in the form of respectful disagreement. One of its earliest massive implementations was brought about by Egyptians against the British occupation in the […]

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News Sketches by Max Fleischer

1940's

News Sketches by Max Fleischer

News Sketches by Max Fleischer - 1944

“News Sketches by Max Fleischer” is a short cartoon created by famed animator Max Fleischer with an irreverent take on bizarre stories “drawn from the wires of the Associated Press.” As the news ticker types away, Fleischer literally illustrates the stories with pen and ink before our very eyes. Using a combination of stop motion […]

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