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Uprising of 20,000 - Tony Michels

A short history of a massive general strike of 20,000, mostly female and Jewish, garment workers which lasted 11 weeks and won significant improvements.

The Giants won and capitalism is the loss

Cindy Milstein on the celebratory rioting which followed the San Francisco Giants winning the world series, and its background.

Statement outside Santa Ana City Council chambers (English/Español)

This is the second statement by Copwatch Santa Ana released this month. Among other things, it explains why the group attended the October 7 city council meeting, why they did not attend the city's October 21 meeting, and their philosophy for the liberation of all people. The collective is based in Santa Ana, CA. The statement was released on October 21, 2014. Check out their first statement.

Jimmy John's Workers Picket in Baltimore

On October 19th, members of the IWW Jimmy John's Workers Union picketed their workplace to demand the rehiring of a worker who was targeted for his union membership.

Review: Local 8 shows interracial unionism key to victory

A review by Matt White of Peter Cole's book, Wobblies on the Waterfront: Interracial Unionism in Progressive- Era Philadelphia.

Ben Fletcher, Local 8, and Me - Peter Cole

An article by author Peter Cole about his fascination with the historical IWW's storied 'Local 8'.

Review: Ben Fletcher of Local 8 Docks

A review by Jon Bekken of Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly, a book edited by Peter Cole.

Chicago Couriers Union: a lesson for IWW solidarity union organizers

Arrow messengers during a work stoppage in 2005. (Source: Industrial Worker)

An in-depth article by Colin Bossen, about the IWW affiliated Chicago Couriers Union, which modeled itself off of a conception of 'solidarity unionism'.

An open letter from Copwatch Santa Ana to the Santa Ana Police Department and City of Santa Ana

This text is a statement by Copwatch Santa Ana about the rampant police harassment of local community copwatchers since March 2014. The collective is based in Santa Ana, CA. The statement was released on October 9, 2014.

SDS and the Wobblies: memories and observations - Paul Buhle

An article by Paul Buhle about the commonalities and limited crossover between the 1960s radical group, Students For A Democratic Society (SDS) and the revolutionary union, the Industrial Workers of the World.