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Feb 15 2012 09:28
Projects for the library

Making this thread as a kind of a bookmark to lay out a list I've been compiling of material I want to get into the library. Hopefully, maybe someone may see a certain topic and point me in the right direction. Alot of this stuff I already know where it is, I just haven't gotten around to putting it in the library. This is not in any particular order, by the way...

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-Anarkismo (specifically English language material of Latin American groups and struggles)
-CNT in the 1970s/80s/90s
-CGT in the 1990s
-Various CNT splitoffs any period
-Relevant pieces from Occupy Everything, Viewpoint, Shift, Turbulence, Jacobin, The New Inquirary
-Interesting stuff off OccupyCA, particularily from 2008-2010 student movement
-Occasional interesting piece from Bay of Rage
-ideas + action
-English language pieces on University of Puerto Rico struggles
-Relevant articles from Fire to the Prisons
-Important labor struggles in Puerto Rico (any period)
-Early instances of black bloc in U.S. (like first Gulf War protests, prior?)
-1996 Chicago Democratic National Convention protests
-2004 New York Republican National Convention protests
-Federation of Revolutionary Anarchist Collectives material
-Northern Minnesota European immigrant IWW organizing in the 20s
-Critiques of 'boring from within' syndicalism
-rural labor struggles
-Random Aufheben articles that aren't in the library
-Young Lords splintering and critiques
-English language material from emerging Puerto Rican anarchist groups
-SAC post-IWA (50s-60s)
-Autonomen
-Quad City diecast struggle
-Chicago Republic Window & Door
-Early 2000s northwest U.S. anarchist federations
-Anarchist/communist perspectives on U.S. immigration issues
-Radical accounts of May Day 2006
-Decentralization of the U.S. meatpacking industry
-The Black Panthers and the lumpenproletariat
-Black Panthers and sexism
-The 'anarchist' urban guerrilla groups in Germany during the time of the RAF
-Relevent pieces from Gathering Forces
-Relevent pieces from Phoenix Class War Council
-Finish reformatting Storming Heaven
-PDF pamphlets from Zabalaza
-Workers Power columns
-The Organizer PDFs
-Relevent articles from Working America
--Riots (2001 Cincinnati, 1992 LA, 1967 Detroit, Watts, 1967 Division Street Riots, MLK riots)

To Be Typed Up/Scanned
-a letter written from former members of Red Wing Workers Organization looking back on midwest organizing in 1970s-80s
-Anarchist Communist Federation of North America constitution
-scan 1970s/80s anarchist fliers & leaflets
-whatever old ideas + action articles I get

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Feb 15 2012 09:32

All looks great, we really appreciate all your work on the library!

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Feb 15 2012 17:32

I have scanned the entirety of Wortman's From Syndicalism to Trade-Unionism: The IWW in Ohio 1905 1950. Would you be interested in that?

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Feb 15 2012 17:56
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I have scanned the entirety of Wortman's From Syndicalism to Trade-Unionism: The IWW in Ohio 1905 1950. Would you be interested in that?

yeah, that sounds very interesting. In PDF format? Or text?

Any stuff you have like that feel free to post it to our history or library sections as appropriate by clicking create content then going from there

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Feb 15 2012 19:26

Okay, should I transcribe it and convert to pdf or convert all the scanned pages to pdf?

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Feb 15 2012 19:33
laborbund wrote:
Okay, should I transcribe it and convert to pdf or convert all the scanned pages to pdf?

what format do you have it in at the moment?

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Feb 16 2012 01:12

laborbund: thats great news! Thanks so much!

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Feb 16 2012 16:42
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Okay, should I transcribe it and convert to pdf or convert all the scanned pages to pdf?

what format do you have it in at the moment?

I just have all the scanned pages as separate pieces, in some kind of picture format, I forgot which one. I was thinking that if I transcribe it, it would be easier for people make notes, rip quotes, stuff like that.

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Feb 22 2012 07:18

syndicalist just sent me a thick jacket of xeroxed copies, pretty sure most of the stuff isn't online yet

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list of books and pamphlets distributed through ideas & action (1990)

Women in Workers Solidarity Alliance (1990)

WSA Holds 7th National Convention (1991)

How to Build A Real Union - Socialist Labor Party (unsure, but post-1950s)

Swedish Syndicalists host International Gathering of Industrial
Unionists (IW, 1975)

Stuff from 'The Challenge' on the IWA, CNT and Spain (1938-1939)

Short WSA report to IWA (1989)

Power, Privilege, Profit: Why There Are Wars and What We Can Do to Stop Them by LWG (unsure, probably late 70s)

Proposal to a number of different groups to start a conversation based around 'The Crisis in the Labor Movement: How Can We Respond?' (1986)

ideas & action no. 1 (1982)

Basis for affiliation and the internal organization of the Anarchist Communist Federation of North America (late 70s?)

Report of the Graphic Arts Trade Union of Barcelona (1936)

The International Working Men's Association: Its Policy, Its Aim, its Principles (1933)

Strike Tactics by Syndicalist Publishing Committee (late 70s?)

Anarchist Pamphlets: Freedom (60s?/70s?)

Report on to WSA convention on industrial networks (late 80s?/early 90s?)

Article by Stan Weir (!) from Against the Current #40 (1992)

Bunch of ideas & action articles I'm still sorting through (mostly 80s, some early 90s)

Other parts on Wetzel's series of articles on the CIO (1980s)

Anarchism and Marxism: Where Do anarchists and Marxists differ, and can we learn from each other? by Mike Harris and Wayne Price (early 80s)

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Mar 1 2012 22:02

I have loads of PDF pamphlets from Zabalaza on my deskptop, so I will start adding them

Matthew

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Mar 1 2012 22:15
laborbund wrote:
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laborbund wrote:
Okay, should I transcribe it and convert to pdf or convert all the scanned pages to pdf?

what format do you have it in at the moment?

I just have all the scanned pages as separate pieces, in some kind of picture format, I forgot which one. I was thinking that if I transcribe it, it would be easier for people make notes, rip quotes, stuff like that.

Just noticed you made this post ages ago but anyway if you have scanned images of the pages in reasonable quality I could try and OCR them to text format. The texts will still need lots of fixing but using spell checkers and reading trough should be quicker than typing it all up.

zip it and upload to a file sharing site if you can.

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-The Black Panthers and the lumpenproletariat
-Black Panthers and sexism

Dude, I've put the lumpen essay up on libcom here. Which gender essay(s) were you going to put up? I was considering uploading the one that does a structural analysis of the BPP so there's a mix bag, but tbh I don't think we should put up too much...

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Mar 4 2012 20:56

Guys, all of this stuff looks absolutely brilliant.. look forward to seeing it online!

Wojtek, what's your concern with the articles that you're not sure if you want to put up?

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laborbund wrote:
Steven. wrote:
laborbund wrote:
Okay, should I transcribe it and convert to pdf or convert all the scanned pages to pdf?

what format do you have it in at the moment?

I just have all the scanned pages as separate pieces, in some kind of picture format, I forgot which one. I was thinking that if I transcribe it, it would be easier for people make notes, rip quotes, stuff like that.

Just noticed you made this post ages ago but anyway if you have scanned images of the pages in reasonable quality I could try and OCR them to text format. The texts will still need lots of fixing but using spell checkers and reading trough should be quicker than typing it all up.

zip it and upload to a file sharing site if you can.

I will do that for you when I can.

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wojtek wrote:
Dude, I've put the lumpen essay up on libcom here. Which gender essay(s) were you going to put up? I was considering uploading the one that does a structural analysis of the BPP so there's a mix bag, but tbh I don't think we should put up too much...

All those BPP articles I think were the exact ones I was thinking of, thanks!

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Manifesto of the Workers’, Soldiers’,Sailors’ and Farmers’ Council of Buffalo and Erie County
http://www.marxists.org/history/usa/parties/spusa/1919/0304-buffalosov-manifesto.pdf

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Oct 7 2012 12:51

Found loads of stuff this weekend to put up.

Seattle general strike project, photos, newspaper articles and reports from around the time.
http://depts.washington.edu/labhist/strike/index.shtml

Radical unionism in the Midwest, looks like the whole book with tons of photos.
http://www3.niu.edu/~td0raf1/radicalunionism/chapter1.htm

Walter Crane's illustrations, a utopian socialist similar to William Morris in style.
http://brbl-archive.library.yale.edu/exhibitions/illustratedword/crane.html#scroll

Massive labour history link dump from the Northern Illinois University.
http://www.niu.edu/~rfeurer/labor/chronological.html#top

The 1947 5 cent chocolate bar strike Canadian kids went on in response to the increase of cost. There's a couple of documentaries floating about too.
http://www.travestyproductions.com/film_five_cent.html
http://bobbea.com/treasure/vancouver/chocolatewar/chocolatewar.html

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Oct 7 2012 13:46

Fucking ace!

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Oct 7 2012 18:26
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Radical unionism in the Midwest, looks like the whole book with tons of photos.
http://www3.niu.edu/~td0raf1/radicalunionism/chapter1.htm

This is the website for the book "Radical Unionism in the Midwest, 1900-1950"
By Rosemary Feurer, University of Illinois Press, 2006

The book is a good one in discussing the rise/fall of William Senter and UE District 8.
Senter was a CP-affiliated trade unionist and District Pres. of the St. Louis based United Electrical Workers union District 8.

The book is interesting, but needs to be put into the perspective that the author's vie of radical
unionism is differemt hten most Libcom readers. It is a story about the left wing of trade union America and that form of militant trade unionism. A trade unionism which was oft time born out of the semi-syndicalist background of many early communist trade unionists.

Here are three links of interest:

1. A review which appears on libcom:

http://libcom.org/history/review-radical-unionism-mid-west-1900-1950

2. An interview with the books author which appeared in the theoretical magazine of the CPUSA:

http://www.politicalaffairs.net/class-struggle-in-st-louis-an-interview-...

3. An interesting set of vignettes on those who lead the localanti-CP fight against Senter:

http://www3.niu.edu/~td0raf1/radicalunionism/anticommunism.htm

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Nov 3 2012 19:42

It'd be a bitch to sort through it all anyhow. The photos are really good though.

1926 general strike diaries from Margaret Woods and Virginia Woolf and photos.
http://www.woolfonline.com/?q=site_search/results/taxonomy%3A101

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Nov 4 2012 15:39
flaneur wrote:
It'd be a bitch to sort through it all anyhow. The photos are really good though.

1926 general strike diaries from Margaret Woods and Virginia Woolf and photos.
http://www.woolfonline.com/?q=site_search/results/taxonomy%3A101

hey, yeah if you could start putting some of this stuff up that would be amazing!