IWW

Building Working-Class Defense Organizations: An Interview with the Twin Cities GDC

First of May Anarchist Alliance interviewed Erik D., Secretary of Twin Cities IWW-General Defense Committee (GDC) Local 14. The GDC which has grown to approximately 100 members in Minnesota has become an important pole of struggle for pro-working-class revolutionaries on a number of different fronts, most significantly the year-long struggle against police killings and brutality.

The rebel girl: an autobiography, my first life 1906-26

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn addresses strikers in Paterson, 1913

An epic firsthand account of women and the working class in the early years of the 20th century by Elizabeth Gurley Flynn. The fiery socialist and Industrial Workers of the World union organiser writes vividly of her early life.

To escape Trump's America, we need to bring the militant labor tactics of 1946 back to the future

The last general strike in the US was in Oakland in 1946. That year there were 6 city-wide general strikes, plus nationwide strikes in steel, coal, and rail transport. More than 5 million workers struck in the biggest strike wave of US history. So what happened? Why haven't we ever gone out like that again? ... When we allowed ourselves to lose our most important weapons 70 years ago, we took the first step towards Trump's America. We're stuck in the wrong timeline - if we want to get out, we have to bring the militant labor tactics of 1946 back to the future!

Concessions: How to Beat Them

Leaflet issued by the Chicago Branch, Industrial Workers of the World

1975 Tacoma-Olympia IWW outreach foldover

Published by the Tacoma-Olympia Industrial Workers of the World, November 1975

Crystal-gazing the amber fluid and other Wobbly poems

A short book of poetry by anarchist artist Carlos Cortez, a long-time member of the Industrial Workers of the World.

"I barely survived on Chicago-Lake Liquors wages": an account of a campaign

An account by Juan Conatz of an Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) campaign at a liquor store in Minneapolis during the first half of 2013.

Wages so low you'll freak - Mike Pudd'nhead

A book by Mike Pudd'nhead about his experience working at Jimmy Johns in the Twin Cities, Minnesota and attempting to organize a union with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) from 2007-2011.

Marxism in a lost century: a biography of Paul Mattick - Gary Roth

Retells the history of the radical left during the twentieth century through the words and deeds of Paul Mattick.

Alternative Vol. 1, No. 7 (December 1948)

The Vol. 1, No. 7 (December 1948) issue of Alternative, an anarchist publication produced out of New York City from 1948-1951 and focusing on pacifist viewpoints.