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  • 1919
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  • In this report to Broussais Beck on October 8th, 1919, "Agent #106" describes the "general strike day for Mooney and all class war prisoners". #106 notes that the strike was "not in evidence" anywhere but the Labor Temple, where Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) meetings were being held. One of those speaking at the meeting is Cavanaugh, a leader of the One Big Union movement in Vancouver, British Columbia. Cavanaugh shares his experien... more
    In this report to Broussais Beck on October 8th, 1919, "Agent #106" describes the "general strike day for Mooney and all class war prisoners". #106 notes that the strike was "not in evidence" anywhere but the Labor Temple, where Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) meetings were being held. One of those speaking at the meeting is Cavanaugh, a leader of the One Big Union movement in Vancouver, British Columbia. Cavanaugh shares his experiences during the Vancouver general strike, and reminds the workers that the side that controls the guns "controls everything". He encourages American workers to "get control of the guns", since without them they cannot create the changes they seek. Cavanaugh notes that the Canadians are now trying to forcibly deport Russian workers, but putting them into the hands of the White Russians, according to Cavanaugh, "means death", so the labor movement in Canada is agitating successfully to prevent these deportations. The next speaker is Kate Sadler... less
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