The IWW and political parties - Vincent St. John

Vincent St. John on how the IWW views political parties.

Anarchist scaremongering at the Republican Convention

If you have been reading the mainstream internet news recently, you could be forgiven for thinking that there is an impending large scale anarchist insurrection about to take place in Florida.

Quakertown blues: Philadelphia's longshoremen and the decline of the IWW

An essay by Peter Cole on the relationship between the IWW and Communism and how the collapse of the IWW had much to do with postwar events, including internal conflicts over centralization and Communism, rather than only wartime repression.

Review: Civil rights unionism: Tobacco workers and the struggle for democracy in the mid-twentieth century south

A review of Robert Korstad's book on Local 22 of the Food, Tobacco, Agricultural, and Allied Workers of America-CIO between 1943 and 1950

"Virile syndicalism" in comparative perspective: a gender analysis of the IWW in the United States and Australia

Francis Shor analyses gender and masculinity in the Australian and American IWW of the 1910s-1920s.

Gender and labour/working class history in comparative perspective: the syndicalist and Wobbly experience in the USA, Australia, and New Zealand

An essay incorporating some theoretical insights about gender and labour/working class history that might help to situate the IWW and syndicalism in a new light while problematizing our understanding of the interactions of gender within that history.

Review: Radical unionism in the mid-west, 1900-1950

A review of a book on radical union in the Midwestern U.S., mostly from the 1930s-1950s.

Red Harbor: class, violence, and community in Grays Harbor, Washington

A thesis by Aaron G. Anthony on class struggle in a Washington town.

UFC 151 cancellation and lost fighter wages

A brief analysis of the fallout following the cancellation of UFC 151 with UFC bosses blaming one fighter for other fighters' lost wages.

The stalemate of two economic models - Robert Kurz

In this 2012 article, Robert Kurz discusses the crisis management strategies implemented by the US and Europe, their seemingly paradoxical reversal of roles (neoliberal policies vs. welfare state) and the ineluctable fate they will ultimately share: “Whoever wants to save the financial system has to eliminate demand, and whoever wants to save demand has to ruin the financial system”.