April 1918: Trial of the Century

From Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, we have this passage to share with you: “In early September 1917, Department of Justice agents made simultaneous raids on forty-eight IWW meeting halls across the country… 165 IWW leaders were arrested for conspiring to hinder the draft, encourage desertion… One hundred and one wentContinue reading “April 1918: Trial of the Century”

Rebel Worker MOVIE NIGHT Feb 28

“THE TAKE”  A documentary by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis [2004] Argentine workers expropriate shuttered shops and keep them going! Thursday February 28 7 PM Alternative Library’, 519 E. Maple [the ‘Karate Church’] $5 recommended donation. Proceeds to IWW organizing projects In 2004, workers throughout Argentina occupied and then expropriated factories, work shops, health clinicsContinue reading “Rebel Worker MOVIE NIGHT Feb 28”

Organizer Training in Bellingham

FEBRUARY 25-6 IN BELLINGHAM 9-5 BOTH DAYS Whatcom-Skagit IWW is hosting a two-day organizing workshop. If you ever wanted to organize your fellow workers, or think you might try in the future, this is for you. It emphasizes direct action solidarity unionism over bureaucratic National Labor Relations Board procedures. All are invited to register [butContinue reading “Organizer Training in Bellingham”

IWW on radio in Bellingham WEDNESDAY

Friends and fellow workers, Two members of the Industrial Workers of the World from Bellingham will be interviewed live on the Joe Show, KBAI 930 AM, noon to 1 today [Wednesday]. Topic is the IWW’s attitude toward the election, though it will likely evolve into more of a discussion of IWW’s methods and goals. ItContinue reading “IWW on radio in Bellingham WEDNESDAY”

Official IWW response to US election

A message to the working class in the wake of the 2016 United States Presidential election from the General Executive Board of the Industrial Workers of the World Submitted on Tue, 11/22/2016 – 2:41pm   https://iww.org/ Official Statement – IWW General Executive Board, November 22, 2016 These are difficult times for the working class, times ofContinue reading “Official IWW response to US election”

IWW group is forming in Snohomish County

A new IWW delegate has been credentialed in Snohomish County, and membership is taking off. Since the Everett Massacre commemoration on November 5th, new members have been signing up. If you live in the Everett-Edmonds-north King County region, contact the group directly: snohowobs    at   gmail    dot    com. Members of the new group are paying duesContinue reading “IWW group is forming in Snohomish County”

Dont Mourn: Organize. Message from Swedish SAC to IWW

The election of Donald Trump sends ripples of fear and uncertainty around the world, and terror into the hearts of people who are his targets for hatred and discrimination: immigrants of all kinds, the LGBTQ community, Muslims, and minorities. Union-organized workers are expected to feel the heat, too, especially once his Supreme Court begins toContinue reading “Dont Mourn: Organize. Message from Swedish SAC to IWW”

Intro to IWW in Everett

Two “Intro to the IWW” presentations in Everett for prospective members and the curious. All are welcome. Thursday November 10, 7-9 PM, Firewheel Coffeehouse 2727 Colby Saturday November 19, 3-5 PM, Anchor Tavern, 1001 Hewitt. Find out how the IWW organizes and what we are up to today. IWW members from Whatcom-Skagit and Seattle branchesContinue reading “Intro to IWW in Everett”

IWW commemorates Everett Massacre on Nov. 5th.

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 theContinue reading “IWW commemorates Everett Massacre on Nov. 5th.”