'The Wobblies' IWW Film Screening 7pm 29th Jan. Glasgow

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Martin O Neill
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Jan 17 2010 23:05
'The Wobblies' IWW Film Screening 7pm 29th Jan. Glasgow

7pm
Friday 29th January
Electron Club Cinema
CCA
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3JD

'The Wobblies'
Followed by brief outline of the history of the Indusrial Workers of the
World - the One Big Union by Boston IWW member Eric Chester

"Solidarity! All for One and One for All" With this slogan, the Industrial
Workers of the World. aka the Wobblies, took to organising unskilled
workers into one big union and changing the course of history. Along the
way to winning an eight-hour workday and fair wages in the early 20th
century, the Wobblies were one of the few unions to be racially and
sexually integrated and often met with imprisonment, violence, and the
privations of prolonged strikes. This award-winning films airs a
provocative look at the forgotten American history of the most radical of
unions, screening the unforgettable and still-fiery voices of Wobbly
members-lumberjacks, migatory workers, and silk weavers-in their 70s, 80s
and 90s.

Eeerily echoeing current times, THE WOBBLIES boldly investigates a nation
torn by naked corporate greed and the red-hot rift between the industrial
masters and the rabble-rousing workers in the fields and factory. Replete
with gorgeous archival footage, the film pays tribute to American workers
who took the ideals of equality and free speech seriously enough to die for
them.

gypsy
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Jan 18 2010 11:22

Should probably mention some of the problems which have faced the IWW recently.

Martin O Neill
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Jan 20 2010 02:21

What do you mean?