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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.

Review: Dishwasher Pete wanders, entertains, rebels

A review by Scott Satterwhite of Dishwasher, a book based on a zine about a man attempting to have a dishwashing job in all 50 states of the U.S.

Money: An Instrument of Revolution

Anarchists receiving rifles during Spanish Revolution

The following article assumes that anarchist organization should be broad-based and especifist (a specifically anarchist organization should exist to coordinate strategy among those with similar politics) and that it should build long term (rather than ad hoc and spontaneous) institutions escalating towards a revolution. With this in mind, it argues for a strategic understanding of money usage.

Goodbye, Fellow Worker Jennie Cedervall

An obituary of Jennie Cedervall, a longtime IWW member.