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  • 1919
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  • In this report to Broussais Beck on November 12th, 1919, "Agent #106" records many of the statements being made at the Labor Temple about the previous day's incident in Centralia, which would eventually be known as the Centralia Massacre. In response to conservative denouncements of violence as a tactic, Frienberg of the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) notes that a source who was present at the incident assures him that the I.W.W. did... more
    In this report to Broussais Beck on November 12th, 1919, "Agent #106" records many of the statements being made at the Labor Temple about the previous day's incident in Centralia, which would eventually be known as the Centralia Massacre. In response to conservative denouncements of violence as a tactic, Frienberg of the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) notes that a source who was present at the incident assures him that the I.W.W. didn't fire on soldiers marching in a parade, but rather on soldiers who were in the act of raiding the I.W.W. headquarters. #106 paraphrases Frienberg's comment that "when the whole truth comes out it will be like the Everett case". Walker C. Smith agrees with Frienberg, warning that the businesses in Centralia are trying to "cleanup the wobblies", and asserting that at least 75 I.W.W. members have been arrested. Smith feels this kind of persecution, however, will not prevent the labor movement from continuing to take hold. That evening, #106... less
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