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Celebrating Joe Hill: 100th Anniversary, November 19, 1915, Part 2

Joe Hill Roadshow, 100th Anniversary Tour

The nationwide tour honoring the life of Joe Hill, presented by Crossroad Music, stopped in West Philadelphia on July 25.  814 more words

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Celebrating Joe Hill: 100th Anniversary, November 19, 1915, Part 1

Poet Laureate of the IWW

Joe Hill, a Swedish born, American labor activist and songwriter, wrote union songs for his organization, the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.), popularly known as the “Wobblies.” The I.W.W., an international union, advocated direct action in the form of boycotts, strikes and sabotage. 543 more words

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FW Jason Not Guilty on All Charges! Party on 7/25!


Jason and some of his supporters on Day 1 of his Trial. Photo by FW Genevieve Lechat.

On Tuesday July 21, IWW member Jason was cleared of all the phony charges dating from an arrest in November 2013. 232 more words

Foot-Loose Rebels

The supervisors of San Luis Obispo County tried to attack free speech this week. I happened to be in town to witness it.

The crux of the problem, according to county supervisors, was the Occupy movement. 1,875 more words

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July 8, 1905

The founding convention of the Industrial Workers of the World concludes in Chicago. Founding member William “Big Bill” Haywood addressed the convention: “This is the Continental Congress of the working-class. 31 more words

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The IWW at 110

I am currently reading volume four of Philip Foner’s History of the Labor Movement in the United States, on the history of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), the “Wobblies,” which was, in the period before the US’s entry into the First World War, the most colorful and radical labor movement in this nation’s history-and this June is the 110th anniversary of the IWW. 1,694 more words

Help the Providence IWW Open a Storefront-Office!

The IWW in Rhode Island will be opening an office-storefront in Providence within a few months.

First, we felt that it was necessary to have real outreach into the community rather than resting on the activist sub-culture. 228 more words

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