• Created Date
  • 1919
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  • In this report to Broussais Beck on July 8th, 1919, "Agent #106" relates a conversation with "Vincent Brown of the Machinists", who describes his fear of being arrested if he accepts an invitation to speak for the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) in Spokane. #106 later attends an open air meeting hosted by the I.W.W. at 4th and Virginia. The speaker, Andy Anderson, explains the dangers of not being a member of one big union. Anderson m... more
    In this report to Broussais Beck on July 8th, 1919, "Agent #106" relates a conversation with "Vincent Brown of the Machinists", who describes his fear of being arrested if he accepts an invitation to speak for the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) in Spokane. #106 later attends an open air meeting hosted by the I.W.W. at 4th and Virginia. The speaker, Andy Anderson, explains the dangers of not being a member of one big union. Anderson makes reference to American politics, as well as Czarist Russia and Germany under the Kaiser. Anderson concludes by making the case against capitalism, and assures the crowd that "capitalism is rotten to the core and is crumbling down". The next speaker, Oderlin, tells the crowd about the death in jail of a local union activist named Kelly, who he compares to Frank Little and Joe Hill. He calls for the crowd to march at the funeral in protest against the treatment of the working class. After Oderlin, Brooks takes the stand and asks if the... less
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