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  • 1919
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  • In this report to Broussais Beck on November 14th, 1919, "Agent #106" notes at the outset that "today the topic of discussion was the Union Record suppression". Radicals gathered at the Labor Temple to denounce inaction on the part of organized labor in response to the newspaper's seizure. Walter Smith comments that the authorities can hardly be blamed for suppressing the Union Record, given that labor was unwilling to give the paper any suppo... more
    In this report to Broussais Beck on November 14th, 1919, "Agent #106" notes at the outset that "today the topic of discussion was the Union Record suppression". Radicals gathered at the Labor Temple to denounce inaction on the part of organized labor in response to the newspaper's seizure. Walter Smith comments that the authorities can hardly be blamed for suppressing the Union Record, given that labor was unwilling to give the paper any support. Smith does note that the event should give warning to conservatives who have believed that business interests only opposed the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.): he calls Rust, who was arrested along with Union Record editor Harry Ault, "one of the most conservative men in the labor movement", and claims that this will prove to all that "no labor organization is safe in this country". Clem, one of the Union Record's employees, points out that the whole raid was planned well in advance and in collusion with the city's other... less
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