A short biography of anarchist and war resister Louise Olivereau
“Will those in power never learn that ideas can never be imprisoned?” Olivereau at her trial.
“She was one of those poetic souls to whom war never became a statistical movement of forces, but always vividly remained torn flesh, scattered brains and blood. She heard in her soul the shrieks of each murdered victim and hated war with emotion”, Anna Louise Strong.
A summary of the University of Washington's microfilm collection of the Industrial Worker newspaper.
Abstract:: The Industrial Worker was one of the most important publications associated with the Industrial Workers of the World. Published first in Spokane, then in Seattle, it remained the voice of the IWW in the Pacific Northwest for two decades.
Frequency: weekly except 1921-1925 when it was bi-weekly. 4 pages except for May Day editions of 8 pages.
Between the Leninists and the Clowns: Avoiding recklessness and professionalism in revolutionary struggle
A piece by a member of Black Orchid Collective looking at recent movements in Seattle and advocating their conception of cadre organization.
This piece reflects on the current strengths and weaknesses of the revolutionary networks that have emerged out of the Decolonize/ Occupy movement in Seattle. In particular, I critique some of the problems that arise because of lack of organization, and suggest ways we can address these without falling into top-down, authoritarian models of organization building.
This July 1973 issue of Seattle’s Revolutionary Anarchist #3 was a tight, action-packed issue and a “joint publishing project of the Seattle section of the Social Revolutionary Anarchist Federation and the Revolutionary Anarchist Print Fund, and is edited by David Brown”.
The articles are:
Dan Raphael, “Taking the Left to Task”
Dan Raphael, “Another Letter to the Left”
Black Rose Anarcho-Feminists, “Blood of the Flower: An Anarchist-Feminist Statement”
“Who We Are: An Anarcho-Feminist Manifesto” (from Siren)
“Free Martin Sostre”
Shawn Crowley, “Red and Black Books: An Alternative to That Warehouse Feeling”
Over 600 non-unionised workers at dock in Seattle walk out in protest against horrendous working conditions. What started at one company has now spread to over a dozen. The workers are not going back to work until the bosses give into their demands.
Seattle recently joined San Francisco, Austin, Kansas City and Denver in making wage theft — bosses cheating workers out of their earned pay — a criminal offense, and rightfully so.
Across the country, employers big and small are not paying minimum wage and overtime, or they are forcing people to work off the clock or during their breaks. Others are stealing tips or making illegal deductions from paychecks. Many bosses take advantage of undocumented immigrants, using the threat of arrest and deportation to simply not pay them at all.
An attempt to find out the IWW's actual involvement in the Seattle General Strike of 1919, which has been hampered by myths caused by the capitalist press and AFL union leaders of the time.
The Seattle General Strike is an event very important in the history of the Pacific Northwest. On February 6, 1919 Seattle workers became the first workers in United States history to participate in an official general strike. Many people know little, if anything, about the strike, however.
Direct action settles the bill at King Way Apts
For three years, Gladys lived with her daughter in the King Way apartments, owned by Housing Resources Group (H.R.G). One day this summer, Gladys's daughter was in a car accident. Luckily, everyone was ok. But less than four days after the accident, management had the car towed out of Gladys's private parking spot. Apparently this was part of a crackdown on damaged vehicles.