Looking for info on anarchists and the Winnipeg general strike of 1919

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Apr 28 2019 19:15
Looking for info on anarchists and the Winnipeg general strike of 1919

Looking for info on anarchists and the Winnipeg general strike of 1919

syndicalist
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May 2 2019 04:59

Nada?

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May 11 2019 01:39

The place to look isn't under the heading of "anarchism" but rather "syndicalism" or "revolutionary syndicalism". The events in Winnipeg were very much informed by the attitude of people who formed the One Big Union (OBU) which was syndicalist and opposed both parliamentary reformism and conspiratorial Leninism. [Here's](http://www.socialisthistory.ca/Docs/Imposs/Impossibilists1.htm) one source that explains this tendency, often called "impossibilist". Anarchists of the time in Winnipeg would have aligned themselves with the OBU if they were at all concerned with labour issues. I've had little luck in ferreting out the copies of the OBU Bulletin which apparently exist in the Manitoba Archives but are not accessible (error messages). Maybe you will have better luck.

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May 13 2019 20:48

Thank you. Ive actually seen this before.

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May 16 2019 08:58

Nothing specific, but I find CBC ideas often is sympathetic to anarchism, maybe due to several of its editors having been anarchists or had anarchist leanings:
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/the-1919-winnipeg-general-strike-100-year...

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May 16 2019 10:01

Not anarchist but https://cosmonaut.blog/2019/05/15/the-winnipeg-general-strike-from-revol...

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May 16 2019 17:55

articles by myself on the OBU and the Winnipeg Strike

https://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/socialist-standard/2010s/2019/no-137...

https://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/socialist-standard/2010s/2019/no-137...

But neither explores any anarchist influences