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The Wobblies - Free film - Wednesday at the Cowley Club, Brighton

Brighton IWW | 15.05.2012 07:50 | Culture | History | Workers' Movements

Wednesday, May 16th at 7:30pm there will be a screening of the 1979 documentary “The Wobblies”, about the IWW, the radical anarcho-syndicalist trade union.


One hundred years ago the IWW had approximately 100,000 members and were a truly radical force on the American left. This film from 1979 interviews members of the IWW who tell their own stories about why they joined, the actions they took part in and the repression they suffered at the hands of the state and private goons. The US government cracked down on the IWW in the 1920s with a ferocity greater even than that inflicted during the McCarthy red scare of the 1950s.

This film is part of a monthly radical history film series being shown at the Cowley Club in Brighton. Come along to 12 London Road tomorrow to enjoy this free film. Any donations will be contributed to the Cowley Club Library -

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