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  • 1919
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  • In this report to Broussais Beck on November 16th, 1919, "Agent #106" describes the high level of activity at the Labor Temple. Two meetings are held at the Temple that evening: the first is an open forum meeting hosted by the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.). The organizers emphasize that political action will not be effective in the long run, but still urge the crowd to vote out of office the most anti-labor officials. At the same ti... more
    In this report to Broussais Beck on November 16th, 1919, "Agent #106" describes the high level of activity at the Labor Temple. Two meetings are held at the Temple that evening: the first is an open forum meeting hosted by the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.). The organizers emphasize that political action will not be effective in the long run, but still urge the crowd to vote out of office the most anti-labor officials. At the same time, upstairs a meeting is held by the Workers' College. The speaker, a man named Griffith, describes his trip to England. He extols the freedoms for workers there, and the work of the government and police in England to protect protesters.The crowd then calls for Harry Ault to speak -- he goes to the stage, and assures them that the courts will give the Union Record justice. He informs them that the raid on the newspaper was not triggered by the Centralia Massacre, but rather by the fears that businessmen have of the Triple Alliance. He asks... less
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