On November 5th, 1916, a dozen members of the Industrial Workers of the World were shot and killed as they tried to enter Everett Washington by boat. IWW members in the northwest AND ALL OUR FRIENDS in the UNION and RADICAL WORKERS MOVEMENT will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Everett Massacre. Meet at the west end of Hewitt Avenue in Everett in front of the Anchor Pub, 1001 Hewitt. We will lay wreaths and memorialize the IWWs killed that day. We will then march up the street 7 blocks to the site of the 1916 IWW Free Speech Fight, the destination of the wobblies aboard the boat. There will be a bit of music from Linda Allen and Gary Kanter [tune up your voice box to sing Solidarity Forever and Hold the Fort], and a soapbox for anyone to use. At around 3 we will close up and those who wish will caravan down to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle to lay wreaths at the grave of three of the IWWs killed in Everett.
PLEASE SHARE WIDELY. THIS IS A COMMEMORATION. PLEASE NO PARTISAN POLITICS!!! For CARPOOL information from BELLINGHAM scroll down.
Contact Whatcom-Skagit IWW for more info. iwwbellingham at gmail dot com. http://www.historylink.org/File/9981
We expect Wobblies from Vancouver BC, Bellingham, Mount Vernon, Everett/Edmonds, Seattle, Tacoma, Bremerton, Olympia and Portland, and friends from the region.
CARPOOL FROM BELLINGHAM:
Leave from the Public Market parking lot 1530 Cornwall at 11:45 AM on Saturday.
Drivers and vehicles are needed. BELLINGHAM FOLKS: PLEASE let IWW know if you are going. Please email iwwbellingham at gmail dot com . Let us know if you can drive, or if you have no ride.