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Database of repression of the IWW, 1906-1920

An IWW office after a police raid, 1919

A table detailing hundreds of instances of state and employer repression of the revolutionary Industrial Workers of the World union in the United States in the early part of the 20th century.

Review: Cesar Chavez, the United Farm Workers, and the Question of Unions in Contemporary Capitalism

Cesar Chavez

Loren Goldner's extensive review and analysis of Frank Bardacke. Trampling Out The Vintage. Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers (Verso).

Violence in the 1979 Imperial Valley Lettuce strike

LA Times article from 1986 discussing the court hearings about violence deployed during the Imperial Valley lettuce strike 1979. The article is not sympathetic to the workers, but contains information not easily found elsewhere.

Lettuce Strike Apparently Succeeding Despite Odds

Washington Post article from 5th February 1979 on the Imperial Valley Lettuce Strike

Bloody fight in lettuce fields

Chicago Tribune article on from February 25th 1979 on the Imperial Valley Lettuce Strike.

Account on the conditions leading up to the 1979 Imperial Valley Lettuce Strike

An account by a farm worker on industrial background to the Imperial Valley California lettuce workers strike of 1979. Written for the National Ministry of Farm Workers.

Critics respond to Trump’s comments on Putin with surreal hypocrisy

USS Vincennes launching a missile

Critics attacked Trump after he drew a moral equivalency between the actions of Putin and the U.S.

1982: Marshall Islanders Protest Weapons Testing

The decision by the United States to resume weapons tests on the Marshall islands provoke a massive campaign of civil disobedience by the local population.

2003-4: Refugees in Nauru Begin Hunger Strike

Desperate refugees began a hunger strike in an attempt to get the Australian government to end its dehumanising treatment of refugees.

Pennsylvania: McDonald’s Guest Workers Stage Surprise Strike

Article about the conditions and resistance of guest workers in the United States.