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Zim ship sits unloaded at Port of Oakland

ILWU shift not reporting to work

After Zim Integrated Shipping Service ship Zim Piraeus was kept offshore due to a pro-Gaza protest at the Port of Oakland on Saturday, August 16, 2014, a longshore shift from ILWU refused to cross "community pickets" on Sunday, August 17, leaving the ship docked but unloaded.

Workers strike at La Lot Vietnamese restaurant

Small strike begins at a Seattle restaurant.

Robin Williams, mental illness, and the stigma epidemic

The tragic death of Comedian Robin Williams, in an apparent suicide, has placed the issues of mental illness, suicide, and associated ignorance and stigma, firmly in the public sphere.

Baltimore Jimmy John's workers announce IWW membership, present demands to management

A Jimmy John's Workers Union-IWW campaign has gone public in Baltimore, Maryland.

History of "400": AWO, the one big union idea in action

A 1939 pamphlet by E.Workman about the Agricultural Workers Organization of the IWW. He maintains that the AWO represented 'class unionism', which was more effective and in the spirit of the IWW's revolutionary aims than industrial unionism.

Refugees from Amerika: A Gay Manifesto

Called a Gay Manifesto, this is really Carl Wittman's personal views on being a Gay male in 1970. In addition to criticising homophobia it alls criticises attitudes and strategies of the Gay Lib movement and offers some alternatives. Also includes some very personal beliefs and observations.

Whatever Happened at the End-Up?

An account of queer workers at a gay bar in San Francisco organising in the IWW. From Tsunami #1 (March 1995). Photo via tumblr.

Industrial unionism: the road to freedom - Joseph J. Ettor

Joseph J. Ettor's pamphlet explaining the IWW's Preamble. Published in 1913.

The trial of a new society - Justus Ebert

Justus Ebert's pamphlet on the Lawrence textile strike and the trials of Ettor, Giovannitti and Caruso, IWW organizer falsely charged with murder in connection to the strike. Written in 1913.

A Home for Everyone: Help Save the Red & Black Cafe

Known as a wonderful radical community space in Portland, Oregon, the Red & Black Cafe has also been an important resource for Portland's houseless community. Now they are in danger of losing their building, so they need our collective help!