In contrast to the American Federation of Labor, the Wobblies
embraced men and women of all ethnicities, and focused on the least skilled (of course, least skilled was often just a euphemism for least paid, as anyone who has tried to pick crops can attest).
Above all the Wobblies
left a vigorous emancipatory legacy with their militant spirit of solidarity, exemplified by the motto "An Injury to One is an Injury to All" and the splendid songs of Joe Hill, T-Bone Slim, and others.
strategy was intended as a ploy to allow Wobblies
to regroup but, as
Why would American poets, novelists, and radicals from John Dos Passos and Gary Snyder to Noam Chomsky (whose father was a Wobbly) continue to invoke the Wobblies
when the memory of most unions is utterly gone from personal or family memory?
I would add that Paul Avrich and other scholars have had a lot to say about non-Marxist leftisms of various sorts as well--the anarchists, the Wobblies
, and the syndicalists.
, Socialists, Communists--all were the target of press opposition to their rights of expression.
Back in their 1920s heyday, the Wobblies
preached "One Big Union.
Along the way, she lived miserably in Chicago, but hung around the local radicals, abandoned the Wobblies
, and became a Communist sympathizer.
The well-upholstered cook Clarissa Dickson-Wright, who startlingly reveals she is ``no Playboy centre-fold'',has rushed to the aid of all worried wobblies
In his poignant book Quand je dis Dieu and its even more searing sequel, Dieu fractures (God--in Fragments), (11) he pointed out that we use resurrection as a convenient excuse for degrading and devaluing the real lives we live here and now, promising "pie in the sky when you die," as the Wobblies
The deportation captured national headlines, but it was only the most dramatic of a series of encounters during the summer of 1917 between Wobblies
and their opponents.
So officials used a number of trumped up excuses for denying entry to members of the Wobblies
and for deporting those already in Canada.
After landing and walking from their aircraft, pilots with GIVD manifest an extremely unstable gait, which they call the wobblies
While Darren is more difficult to get shot of than Doris the technique is much the same - lob in some wobblies
and throw them out of their stride.
Led by socialists, Communists, veterans of the old Wobblies
and militant Catholic unionists, its commitment to racial equality ran deep.