Washington

A Field Guide to Straw Men: Sadie and Exile, Esoteric Fascism, and Olympia’s Little White Lies

An examination of third position/cryptofascist/eco-fascist infiltration into the anarchist milieu and related scenes in Olympia, Washington during the mid-2010s. This text was first published on Puget Sound Anarchists.

Shooter of unarmed anti-racist walks free; authorities silent

An update on the shooter of the Seattle Anti Fascist.

1908-10: Spokane Free Speech Fight

Account of the free speech and anti job sharking campaign carried out by the Spokane Wobblies.

Scab bus blocked at Port of Vancouver

Scab bus stopped Vancouver WA Feb 26, 2014

On February 26th, 2014, 30 community members and Union supporters confronted and temporarily stalled a bus transporting a scab workforce to the Port of Vancouver. This action came one day before the 1 year anniversary of the International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union (ILWU) being locked out by United Grain in Vancouver, Washington. By Lataya Dailey, Dustin Hawks, and Shane Burley.

The trials of a noble experiment - Eugene Travaglio

Historical marker acknowledging the radical origins of Home, Washi

During its roughly 20 years of existence, Home Colony housed the only english-speaking anarchist newspaper in the United States as well as boasting frequent visits from such noted radicals as Emma Goldman and Bill Haywood. Written at the age of 90 from memory in 1966, this essay by Eugene Travaglio gives us a wonderful view into the most successful anarchist co-operative in Washington State's history.

A review: socialist organizing attempts at Pizza Hut

A brief article by John O'Reilly on Socialist Alternative's efforts in fast food organizing.

Industrial Worker (Spokane, Seattle: 1909-1930)

A summary of the University of Washington's microfilm collection of the Industrial Worker newspaper.

The One Big Union in Washington

An article by David Jay Bercuson on the radical Canadian 'One Big Union' and its efforts to organize in Washington state (U.S.).

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

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

Wesley Everest, IWW Martyr

An academic article about the life of Wesley Everest, a Wobbly who was lynched by an angry mob after defending the IWW hall in Centralia, Washington from an attack by the American Legion.