An Interview, written by Barbara Bindley, New York Tribune, January 15, 1916.
I asked that Miss Keller relate the steps by which she turned into the uncompromising radical she now faces the world as Helen Keller, not the sweet sentimentalist of women's magazine days.
"I was religious to start with" she began in enthusiastic acquienscence to my request. "I had thought blindness a misfortune."
Voice of the People was the new name of the Lumberjack the Wobbly Weekly covering New Orleans and the surrounding area.
In July 1913, timber industry leaders persuaded the Lumberjack’s printer in Alexandria to stop printing the paper. Publication resumed in New Orleans under a new title, the Voice of the People. The Lumberjack’s motto, “An Injury To One Is An Injury To All,” was retained, as was its four-page, three-column format.
An archive of a Wobbly Weekly Newspaper covering New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana and focussing (at first) on the Lumberjacks of which it was named. It ran for the first half of 1913 before being revived as The Voice of the People.
The Lumberjack was founded in January 1913 in the midst of a protracted labor strike by the Brotherhood of Timber Workers (B.T.W.) in Merryville, Louisiana. Published by the Southern District of the National Industrial Union of Forest and Lumber Workers, the weekly paper was edited by Covington Hall (1871-1952), a member of the radical wing of the Socialist Party in New Orleans.
Direct Action was published by the Industrial Workers of the World Australian Administration.
It printed 135 issues between January 1914 and August 1917. Twelve more issues were published between May 1928 and May 1929 and another two in November 1930. A history of the paper can be found here.
The background and script to A Martyr to His Cause, the first labor film, made in 1911 in defense of the McNamara brothers,who were accused of bombing the Los Angeles Times during a labor dispute.
“You understand we are radical”: the United Mine Workers of America, District 18 and The One Big Union, 1919-1920
The story of the United Mine Workers of America District 18 and their path into, and then later out of, the radical One Big Union.
Theodore Draper's incredibly detailed book about the many groups, factions and individuals that would form what became the Communist Party USA. Mostly focusing on the years 1917-1921, Draper traces the roots from the 'Left-Wing' of the Socialist Party of America and the IWW, to the Third International-linked CPUSA.
A short piece on the events in the Ukraine during the October Revolution in 1917.
The month of October 1917 is a great historical watershed in the Russian revolution.