Hellraisers Journal: "The death toll could end up in the neighbourhood of 1,400."

You..ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.
-Mother Jones

Thursday April 30, 1903
Anaconda, Montana - Socialist Party Wins Victory in Copper Town
While the Socialist ticket in Butte was handed a defeat by the voters, in nearby Anaconda, the Socialist Party won its first municipal election victory west of the Mississippi. This month Anaconda voters chose the Socialist candidates to fill the offices of mayor, city treasurer, and city police judge. Socialist alderman will also fill three of the six seats. Socialist Party National Secretary, William Mailly, wired his congratulations, calling the results a "splendid victory."

SOURCE
The Gibraltar
Socialism and Labor in Butte, Montana, 1895-1920

-by Jerry W Calvert
Montana Historical Society Press, 1988

 

Wednesday April 30, 1913
Paterson, New Jersey - Strike Leaders Could Receive Long Prison Sentences

 
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn with Pat Quinlan, Carlo Tresca,
Adolph Lessig, and Big Bill Haywood
Paterson, New Jersey 1913

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Adolph Lessing, Carlo Tresca, and Pat Quinlan are out on bail and continue their work on behalf of the strikers. They have all been charged with "unlawful assemblage" and "inciting to riot." If found guilty at trial, they could receive up to seven years at hard labor. Alexander Scott, the Socialist editor of the Weekly Issue, was arrested at the beginning of the strike. He has been charged with "preaching hostility to the government" through the the columns of his newspaper. He faces up to fifteen years in state prison, and a possible fine. The trials are scheduled for May and June of this year.

SOURCE
History of the Labor Movement in the United States
The Industrial Workers of the World 1905-1917

-by Philip S Foner
International Pub, 1980

 

Tuesday April 30, 2013
From Aljazeera: Bangladesh Death Toll Could Reach 1400

...At least 386 people were killed and 2,500 people escaped with injuries when the illegally constructed eight-storey Rana Plaza collapsed on April 24.

 

According to one estimate, about 1,000 people are still missing, indicating that the death toll could end up in the neighbourhood of 1,400.The collapse has become the deadliest disaster to hit Bangladesh's garment industry, which is worth $20bn annually and supplies global retailers.

Al Jazeera's correspondent, whom we are not naming due to reporting restrictions, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who visited the site and met survivors, has promised to severely punish those responsible for the tragedy...

Most of the bodies have been handed to families except 49 that have been kept at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital for identification. Mahmud Ali of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society said many more bodies are believed trapped under the rubble of the building, judging by stench of decomposing flesh still emanating.

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