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the un-people: throwing the off switch

Pull the legs out from under the wage system. The Wobblies. The I.W.W. It was an America in which those who did protest were often locked out, replaced by scabs, and prevented from picketing by injunction and by naked force. … Continue reading

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1919 & hysteria: who stole my underwear?

Workers of the world, you have nothing to lose but your daisy chains. In 1889 a congress of socialists in France, inspired by Samuel Gompers in America, fixed May¬† 1,as the day to pattern an international program of agitation. The … Continue reading

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8 hours 8 HourS 8 HOuRs

Property. In the interest of the rich we must get rid of it. The wild days of May. Is today’s May Day violence a simple mimicry of revolution, colorful pageants of class warfare, or are they forces lurking that question … Continue reading

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