Worse than animals" was one of the kinder things said about the Wobblies
in San Diego, who were waging a free speech fight with authorities in 1912.
assembled in Portland for the trip south to Fresno, Calif.
Or the Wobblies
, singing their songs from box-car to lumber-camp with the proletarian message of more money and less work?
MJ: Some of your critics say that the images you use weren't meant to be owned or commercialized, such as images from the Wobblies
, or communist propaganda.
In his treatment of politics, Wild examines the tradition of soapbox speaking used by the Socialist Party, Wobblies
, and others to build multi-ethnic coalitions in the pre-World War I period, and the public rallies such as the 1930 Hunger Marches that the Communist Party employed for the same purpose during the Depression.
For example, the information the author includes about the Industrial Workers of the World, or Wobblies
, is particularly confusing because of contradictory statements and dates.
But the wobblies
, in fact, have endured a long time.
Kerr's socialist publishing co-op, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW, known as Wobblies
from about 1913 on), Bughouse Square, the Dil Pickle, the Garvey movement, the African Blood Brotherhood, the Proletarian Party, Turner Hall, the Radical Bookshop, and even a little-known effort to spark a specifically Chicago variant of the international creative/destructive rebellion known as Dada.
stayed with the Wobblies
, who were easier to get on with.
Visit the United States and see the Wobblies
queueing up at the All You Can Eat restaurants.
I'm talking about the abolitionists and the suffragettes, the Wobblies
and labor organizers, the freedom riders and civil rights marchers, and the antiwar activists.
They embraced the labor radicalism of the Wobblies
, even while they were parodied by vaudeville and motion picture comics.