In November, We Remember: Sedition Act of 1918

In Portland, moms are standing up to protect protestors. Meanwhile, US Atty. Gen. William Barr is suggesting that the Sedition Act be used to bring many US cities—including Seattle and Portland—under “control.” He has suggested that these cities be declared “Anarchist Jurisdictions.” In November, we remember that the Sedition Act was one of the main … Continue reading In November, We Remember: Sedition Act of 1918

When Fort Lewis Soldiers Fought For a Union: “The Battle of Cascadia”

The following article was a collaboration between Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and GI organizers, and members of the Seattle Worker committee.  -ed. For American working class youth during the Vietnam War, the US military was often their first real encounter with employment. The Vietnam War was a brutal, ugly, and dangerous conflict, with millions … Continue reading When Fort Lewis Soldiers Fought For a Union: “The Battle of Cascadia”

Working Under Threat of COVID

Seattle Worker: What was workplace organizing like before COVID? William Clayworth (customer service): Before COVID I was doing customer service, and we were making progress. It was easy to talk to my coworkers during the down time. We had been talking about our grievances, and some of us were meeting in a space the IWW … Continue reading Working Under Threat of COVID

Labor News for November 2019

Remember when Amazon announced they would increase the minimum wage of their workers to $15 an hour in order to head off multiple union drives and undermine the popularity of the Stop BEZOS Act? Well, Amazon’s uncharacteristic fit of forced humanity is officially over. Amazon owned Whole Foods recently announced that all part-time workers will … Continue reading Labor News for November 2019

5000 Years of Class Struggle

One of the IWW’s most famous slogans is “We Never Forget.” But sometimes, we do forget. Or, more accurately, we are made to forget. Erasing information and history has long been a tool of the ruling classes. It’s part of their war on the workers’ minds; they try to erase all evidence that human society … Continue reading 5000 Years of Class Struggle