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1917: When the Wobblies Walked Out of the Woods

Maybe it was the lack of whiskey, harder to find now that Idaho was entering its second year as a “dry” state. Maybe it was the specter of a bloody war being fought in Europe, threatening to drag the United States into the conflict. 1,501 more words

Labor History Was Made Here

Behind these locked gates once sat a massive General Motors complex where generations of Flint, Michigan, residents worked.

Known by many as “Chevy in the Hole,” the site is slowly being transformed into an urban park that will be known as Chevy Commons. 188 more words

Photography

Is History on Repeat? More Cartoons from John Stampone

The idea that history repeats itself is a popular concept. Whether expressed as “those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it” or “there’s nothing new under the sun,” this concept has found countless different expressions for itself. 386 more words

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Sacco and Vanzetti (2007)

Directed by: Peter Miller
Running Time: 1 hr 34 min
Starring: N/A

Website: http://www.montereymedia.com/nogodnomaster/

Synopsis: The story of two Italian immigrant radicals who were executed in 1927 offers insights into present-day issues of civil liberties and the rights of immigrants.

Documentary

The Devil is Here in These Hills (Green)

Green’s book, subtitled West Virginia’s Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom, covers the years from 1890-1933. I’ve started to become more interested in labor history and have a family connection to West Virginia. 271 more words

Non-fiction

Agenda of the Dispossessed 1

“It is exactly because we feel and suffer that we too want to become involved in the fight against this society, because we also feel from birth the need to be free, to be equal”     Maria Roda… 583 more words

Literature

Registration Now Open for the May 26 - 28, 2017 Conference

Echoes of the 1917 Russian Revolution: Decades of Radicalism and Red Scares in the Labour Movements of the Pacific Northwest
May 26 – 28

Early Bird Registration Now Open… 243 more words

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