20th Anniversary of Drywallers' Strike Mass Arrest in OC Today, No One Gives a Shit
Huge, huge, story in the annals of OC. And did anyone in Orange County take notice today about the 20th anniversary of the drywallers' strike? Is the Democratic Party of Orange County a paragon of virtue?
It's telling that the only papers to even bother with commemorating the historic day is this infernal rag and the Socialist Worker, which published a longer recap on its website last week (the 1992 drywallers strike--which affected all of Southern California--started in June of that year, but the July 2 Mission Viejo mass arrest was the most heated moment). But that's not surprising, either: not only are the dailies so bereft of institutional memory nowadays, any sort of immigrant agitation over the years in Orange County is always scrubbed clean from the official historical record.
We could write more--much more--about the drywallers' strike, but got other things to do--and so the Sunkist memories move along...
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