Daily Archives: September 22, 2014

▶ 24. Εναλλακτικοί οικονομικοί και πολιτικοί χώροι: Προσεγγίσεις και πρακτικές – YouTube

▶ 24. Εναλλακτικοί οικονομικοί και πολιτικοί χώροι: Προσεγγίσεις και πρακτικές – YouTube.

Palikari – Louis Tikas and the Ludlow Massacre

Louis Tikas and the Ludlow Massacre deals with labor relations in early 20th century America, as told through the story of Greek migrant and trade union activist Louis Tikas.

This year marks the centenary of his brutal killing during what acclaimed historian Howard Zinn called the “culminating act of perhaps the most violent struggle between corporate power and laboring men in American history”.

via Palikari – Louis Tikas and the Ludlow Massacre.

Palikari, a story too hot for the history books, on US screening tour – ThePressProject

The Ludlow Massacre may be a relatively obscure event of the early 20th century history of the labour movement, but it nonetheless played an important role in the unionisation of America in the forties and the fifties, and in the establishment of labor protection laws. On April 20, 1914 members of the Colorado National Guard attacked a tent colony of striking coal miners and their families causing the deaths of 39 people including 2 women and 11 children.

“The Ludlow Massacre and the assassination of Greek immigrant and labour leader Louis Tikas (Elias Spantidakis) is one of the decisive moments of the American labour movement. It’s already an extremely important story for Americans, but for us, as Greeks, the connection is even deeper. We feel it’s an event that connects, a century later, 1914’s USA to the labour and immigrant demands in 2014 Greece”, Lamprini Thoma, producer of Palikari, told ThePressProject International.

via Palikari, a story too hot for the history books, on US screening tour – ThePressProject.