San Diego Free Speech Fight

Official Documents of the San Diego Free Speech Fight

A collection of official documents about the San Diego Free Speech Fight, including the original ordinance banning public speaking, and investigations into the violence. Hosted here for reference purposes.

The San Diego Free Speech Fight

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A set of contemporary photographs about the 1912 San Diego Free Speech Fight, documenting the police violence and some of the participants in the fight.

A Fight for Free Speech in San Diego: Davey Jones

An account of the San Diego Free Speech Fight, focuses on the role of the local press in stirring up hostility to the IWW, and its support for vigilante violence.

1912: The San Diego free speech fight

A history of the most violent of the Free Speech Fights. A combination of police brutality and vigilante terror was unleashed against the IWW and the workers of San Diego, including torture and murder.