Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
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The American Socialist Movement: 1897-1912
A history of the American Socialist Party, which at its height had over 150,000 dues-paying members, published hundreds of newspapers, and won almost a million votes for its presidential candidate.
Centralia Massacre: Connexipedia Article
A violent and bloody incident that occurred in the town of Centralia, Washington on November 11, 1919 during a parade celebrating the first anniversary of Armistice Day.
Constitution and By-Laws of Industrial Workers of the World
The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among millions of working people and the few, who make up the employing cla...
Eugene V. Debs Internet Archive
Writings of Eugene Victor Debs (1855-1926).
Failure of a Dream?: Essays in the History of American Socialism
Laslettt, John H. M.; Lipset, Seymour Martin
Examines the reasons for the relative weakness of American socialism.
False Promises: The Shaping of American Working Class Consciousness
Hill, Joe: Connexipedia Article
Swedish-American labour activist, songwriter, and member of the Industrial Workers of the World. (1879-1915).
Industrial Workers of the World: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
A revolutionary industrial union founded in 1905. Wobblies were mostly unskilled, low-status migrant workers. The IWW advocated the organization of all workers into one body and supported direct actio...
Industrial Workers of the World: Connexipedia Article
The IWW contends that all workers should be united as a class and that the wage system should be abolished. They may be best known for the Wobbly Shop model of workplace democracy, in which workers el...
Introducing the Year 1905: Centennial of Struggle: Against The Current vol. 114
The year 1905 stands out as the onset of an era of explosive anticapitalist struggle—all the more so 100 years later, when we feel stranded in a neoliberal ice age. Looking back at the events of that ...
James P. Cannon on the Legacy of the IWW
Cannon, James P.
Formed in direct opposition to the craft unionism of the American Federation of Labor, the IWW drew its membership largely from young workers who took to the road to find work where they could -- as r...
Jim Crutchfield's I.W.W. Page
Historic documents on the Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies).
The Labor Wars
A survey of landmark events in the U.S. labour movement.
Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global
Mason realtes a series of struggles for worker and human rights over the past two hundred years and compares them to current struggles.
Marxism and Freedom: From 1776 to Today
Dunayevskaya argues that Marx's theory is the generalisation of the instinctive striving of the proletariat for a new social order, a truly human society.
Marxism vs. Anarchism Part 5: From 1848 to the Bolshevik Revolution
Seymour analyzes the syndicalist movements - which emphasized that the main obstacle to social revolution lay in the organizational weakness of the anarchist movement and the disorganization of the wo...
Mexico in Labor's Crucible: Book Review of Roman and Arregui's "Continental Crucible" and Gomez's "The Collapse of Dignity"
La Botz, Dan
These two books deal in important and interesting ways with the question of building a real labour movement throughout North America.
One Big Union: An Outline of a Possible Industrial Organization of the Working Class, with Chart
Trautman, Willaim E.
This is the first edition of a booklet that was revised and republished many times by both the I. W. W. and Daniel De Leon's "Detroit I. W. W." (later the W. I. I. U.), to which the author defected in...
Plunderbund and Proletariat: A History of the IWW in B.C.
A history of working class struggle from the workers' perspective.
Raising the Workers' Flag: The Workers' Unity League of Canada, 1930-1936
Endicott, Stephen L.
A history of the Workers' Unity League, the Canadian affiliate of the Communist Red International of Labour Unions.
Red Emma Speaks: Selected Writings and Speeches by Emma Goldman
Goldman, Emma (edited by Shulman, Alix Kates)
A collection of essays which provide a comprehensive view of Emma Goldman's theories and beliefs.
Speech at the Founding Convention of the Industrial Workers of the World
I realize that I stand in the presence of those who in the past have fought, are fighting, and will continue to fight the battles of the working class economically and politically, until the capitalis...
Strike!: The True History of Mass Insurgence from 1877 to the Present
A history-from-below that brings to light strikes as authentic revolutionary movements against the establishments of state, capital, and trade unionism.
We Shall Be All: A History of the Industrial Workers of the World
A history of the militant labour organization founded in 1905, the Industrial Workers of the World.
Wobblies!: A Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World
Alewitz, Mike; Coe, Sue; Jones, Sabrina; Buhle, Paul; Schulman, Nicole
The stories of the hard-rock miners’ shooting wars, Elizabeth Gurly Flynn (the “Rebel Girl”), the first sit-down strikes and Free Speech fights, Emma Goldman and the struggle for birth control access,...
Wobblies on the Waterfront: Interracial unionism in progressive-era Philadelphia
Peter Cole outlines the factors that were instrumental in Local 8's success, both ideological (the IWW's commitment to working-class solidarity) and pragmatic (racial divisions helped solidify employe...
Wobblies & Zapatistas: Conversations on Anarchism, Marxism and Radical Theory
Lynd, Staughton; Grubacic, Andrej
Wobblies and Zapatistas offers readers an encounter between two generations and two traditions. Staughton Lynd and Andrej Grubacic meet in dialogue in an effort to bring together the anarchist and Mar...
Working Class Communism: A Review of the Literature
Working Class Experience: Rethinking the History of Canadian Labour, 1800-1991
Palmer, Bryan D.
From nineteenth-century tavern life to late twentieth-century cinema, from rough canallers and the first stirrings of craft unionism to contemporary public-sector strikes, this books provides a sweepi...
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Bureau of Public Secrets
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
Industrial Workers of the World
The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among millions of the working people and the few, who make up the employing...