Texas

The Cowboy Strike of 1883 and the Demise of Old Tascosa

Details of the "Great Cowboy Strike" of 1883.

Emma Tenayuca and the 1938 pecan shellers' strike

Emma Tenayuca with strikers in 1938

A short account of the life of Emma Tenayuca and the Texas pecan shellers' strike of largely Hispanic workers in which she played a leading role.

The Slocum massacre, 1910

Descendants of some of the victims of the massacre

On July 29, 1910, citizens in the small, predominately African American town of Slocum, Texas were massacred in an act of terror designed to maintain economic white supremacy.

Houston janitors score victory against the bosses

Following two months of mass demonstrations, civil disobedience, sit-ins, rallies, 70 arrests, and marches, Houston Janitors have won a huge victory against the bosses.

Winn, Ross: digging up a Tennessee anarchist

A book written by Nutmeg Brown and Ally Greenside about Southern anarchist Ross Winn.

Remembering Haymarket

Published in The Firebrand in 1895

Winn, Ross, 1871-1912

A short biography of southern anarchist Ross Winn as told by Emma Goldman.

The Brotherhood of Timber Workers 1910-1913: A radical response to industrial capitalism in the southern USA

A journal article by James R. Green on the the violent struggle between the Brotherhood of Timber Workers (BTW) and the lumber companies of Louisiana and Texas in 1911 and 1912. The Brotherhood, which joined the IWW in 1912, recruited thousands of black and white labourers in an era characterized by increasing social segregation and racial repression.

Texas: Penury of Plenty

Tale of Texan Toil by Salvador Ferret

Texas state death factory

A harrowing account of the death penalty in action in Texas. Written by a prisoner there who is in regular contact with us. From Subversion #20 (1996)