The Asiatic Exclusion League Riot, 1907

With high unemployment and a recession in full swing, the Asiatic Exclusion League (AEL) was formed by the Vancouver Trades and Labour Council in August 1907, with the aim of “keeping Oriental immigrants out of British Columbia”. It is a …

Wong Hau-Hon, Railway Worker

  (Excerpt from On the Line: A History of the British Columbia Labour Movement, by Rod Mickleburgh [2018]) The thousands of Chinese immigrants who endured so much helping to unite Canada by rail left little record of their ordeal. But …

The Shooting of Frank Rogers

(Photo credit: Past Tense Vancouver) Late in the night on April 13, 1903, labour organizer and longshore worker Frank Rogers was walking home from dinner and stopped by the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks at the foot of Abbott Street in …

Interviewees Wanted: Solidarity, 1983

(Photo: Solidarity rally at Empire Stadium in Vancouver, August 1983: Simon Fraser University Pacific Tribune Collection) Were you or someone you know involved in the Solidarity Movement of 1983? Do you have stories to share about your experiences? Consider commemorating …