for an "all ages" celebration of Victoria’s socialist activists featuring a vegan dinner, drinks, music, and prizes! Victoria is home to a number of activists and organisers who dedicate their efforts to the cause of labour, decolonization, the environment, and a variety of struggles against the effects of capitalism, and we’d like to recognise their contributions with the first ever Victoria Socialist Awards ceremony!Facebook Event
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On Saturday, June 21, 1919 — four days before the end of the six-week strike that saw some 30,000 workers walk off their jobs — a large gathering of strikers demonstrated near city hall.
Mayor Charles Gray, who had issued proclamations against assemblies in public places in order to prevent further confrontations between strikers and those opposed to them, read the Riot Act and warned the crowd to get off the streets.
Instead, Mounties on horseback rode in, carrying bats and guns, and clashed with the strikers.
Soon, military personnel from the Fort Osborne Barracks arrived, along with machine gun units who marched into the melee, which had spread into what became known as Hell's Alley — the lane between Market and James Avenues (now occupied by the Centennial Concert Hall).
When the brawl ended, two people had died and 35-45 people, both strikers and police, had been injured. The day became known as "Bloody Saturday."Facebook Event