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  • 1919
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  • In this report to Broussais Beck on December 14th, 1919, "Agent #106" describes his attendance at a meeting held by the Class War Prisoners Defense Committee at the I.L.A. hall. The first speaker, a man named Bens, denounces the "frame-up" of the "Centralia affair" (the event later known as the Centralia Massacre). He insists that the workers must stand by the accused Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) members who were only exercising th... more
    In this report to Broussais Beck on December 14th, 1919, "Agent #106" describes his attendance at a meeting held by the Class War Prisoners Defense Committee at the I.L.A. hall. The first speaker, a man named Bens, denounces the "frame-up" of the "Centralia affair" (the event later known as the Centralia Massacre). He insists that the workers must stand by the accused Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) members who were only exercising their right to defend their home from invasion, and warns that "they have already lynched one innocent fellow worker". Paul K. Mohr then stands to address the crowd, identifying himself as "a 100% American" who has never been a member of the I.W.W., but believes everyone should stand with them in this case. Mohr informs the audience that he had lived in Washington since before statehood, and is a pioneer in the state's labor movement. He asserts his right to free speech, and insists that the I.W.W. is not being attacked because it is "worse than... less
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