Colorado

Hunger Strike Launched Inside Sterling Correctional Facility in Colorado

The following report was previously forwarded to It’s Going Down after being first sent to people within the Anarchist Black Cross (ABC) network, who received correspondence from an inmate being housed in the MCC (ad-seg) unit of Sterling Correctional Complex in Sterling, CO and details a hunger strike.

Remember Ludlow!

A contemporary response to the 1914 massacre of striking miners at Ludlow Colorado.

Industrial Worker (May 31, 1930)

The May 31, 1930 (Vol. XII, No. 22, Whole No. 702) issue of the Industrial Worker, the newspaper of the revolutionary union, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

Industrial Worker (October 8, 1927)

The October 8, 1927 (Vol. IX, No. 40, Whole No. 564) issue of the Industrial Worker, the newspaper of the revolutionary union, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

Industrial Worker (October 1, 1927)

The October 1, 1927 (Vol. IX, No. 39, Whole No. 563) issue of the Industrial Worker, the newspaper of the revolutionary union, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

Blood on the coal: Colorado strike of 1927 - Patrick Murfin

IWW union hall in Walsenburg, 1928 when members rushed to defend it after it was

A short history of the great Colorado coal strike of 1927, called by the revolutionary union Industrial Workers of the World which lasted until the following year, facing savage repression and killings and won concessions, although not IWW union recognition.

Battles in the Telluride mines, 1901-1903 - Louis Adamic

Smuggler-Union mine, Colorado

A short history of the striking workers who took over the mines in Telluride, Colorado, and the illegal methods the state used to eventually defeat them.

King Coal - Upton Sinclair

Upton Sinclair's first novel about the conditions of miners in America, and documents the strikes of 1914-15 in Colorado.

The autobiography of Mother Jones

Portrait of Mother Jones

The autobiography of Mary Harris Jones, more commonly known as Mother Jones. The "most dangerous woman in America" and a committed organizer for several unions including the Knights of Labor and the IWW. She was also active in the fight to end child labour and organise every mine.

Colorado miners strike and Columbine mine massacre, 1927 - Sam Lowry

Short history of a strike by miners in Colorado in 1927 and the massacre of strikers at the Columbine mine by the state militia. The strike lead to an almost complete shut down of the mining industry in the state.