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Today in labor history: Tule Lake internment camp opens

Tule Lake was the largest and most conflict-ridden of the ten War Relocation Authority camps used to carry out the government's system of exclusion and detention of persons of Japanese descent.

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Unions oppose letting Japan into trade pact

The Steelworkers, the Autoworkers and the AFL-CIO formally oppose letting Japan join talks on the latest controversial "free trade" treaty, the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Today in labor history: FDR lifts internment of Japanese Americans

President Roosevelt lifted the "military-necessary exclusion" of Japanese Americans from the West Coast, marking the beginning of the end of a shameful chapter of U.S. history.

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Today in labor history … no more Hiroshimas or Nagasakis

The United States dropped a nuclear bomb on Nagasaki, Japan today Aug. 9, 1945, three days after the bombing of Hiroshima, the only two cases of using a nuclear weapon against civilians.