KEY RED TIDE DATES 1971-1981
November 1, 1971
Red Tide #1 at Uni High in Los Angeles.
April 23, 1974
500 students led by Contra Costa Socialist Coalition (future Bay Area RT branch) occupy. Ygnacio High School Instructional Center in Concord to protest speaker censorship.
CCSC leads campaign at Ygnacio High in Concord to defend first openly gay teacher there, Ron Lanza, against firing; campaign succeeds.
L.A.R.T. campaign against police in schools across the city, RT distributed city-wide.
Oakland RT branch established; nat’1 efforts to est. other branch.
Concord RT campaign against Ygnacio H.S. Attendance Policy.
August 7, 1975
RT unemployment demonstrations at Oakland and L.A. City Halls.
September 2, 1975
RT begins move from California to Detroit.
November 1975-January 1976
Pro-busing/anti-racists campaign in Detroit.
February 1976-March 1976
Campaign against race wars in Detroit schools; Arrests of RT members for selling papers begins.
National RT campaign to save Gary Tyler, victim of racist frameup in Destrehan, Louisiana sentenced to death at age 15; 40,000 leaflets distributed in Detroit; demonstrations and recruitment to RT abound. Pittsbgh, Cleve., Chicago branches.
Anti-Nazi campaign in Chicago Marquette Park area.
Second RT Convention in Detroit.
November 1976-December 1977
Southern Africa anti-Kruggerand and material aid to freedom fighter campaign.
CA Supreme Court rules for RT in Bright: prior censorship of unofficial student publications struck down in CA schools.
Michael Letwin, Susie Bright and several other Red Tide members break with the International Socialists and become founding members of the International Socialist Organization, but leave the ISO shortly thereafter. The Red Tide remains in the IS.
Detroit campaign against race wars in schools.
Mid-west anti-unemployment campaign.
December 1977-Fall 1979
Detroit anti-Nazi campaign (Anti-Nazi League).
Anti-I.D. campaign in Detroit schools.
RT-led student occupation at Cass H.S. in Detroit against suppression of local underg’d H.S. paper there.
Detroit RT divides into two geographic branches.
Draft Registration campaign; Rock Against Racism.
Last issue (#41) of RT published.
RT resigns from the IS, which disbands soon after.
Remaining RT members join the International Socialist Organization (ISO).