Wobblies: IWW documentary online

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Nov 8 2015 14:30
Wobblies: IWW documentary online

Interesting full-length documentary about the IWW on YouTube here:

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Nov 8 2015 14:56

Can you give us more details of the documentary, in order to find it on YouTube? Some of our devices do not support this plug-in.

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Nov 8 2015 20:00

I think it's an issue with secure content being displayed. I'm no techie, but check if you have an s after the http in the url. Take it out and I think you should be able to see the video.

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Nov 8 2015 20:29

Thanks for trying to help but my screen isn't show a URL. Chilli Sauce, is there anything you can recommend to read about the Wobblies, on this site or in print? I don't mind shelling out for it as long as its a good read. I know next to nothing about the IWW apart from one reference to them in In Dubious Battle. I know the movement collapsed in the 30's (?) but now it seems to have revived but to a far lesser extent. Also, the idea of 'one big union' is something I've heard bandied about and is an idea that occurred to me independently although I have never acted upon it; I've only ever struck alone.

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Nov 8 2015 20:40

There you go, man:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ciHHJeCgWk

And, the best history is the chapter from Howard Zinn's A People's History.

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Nov 8 2015 20:40

I found this, https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8ciHHJeCgWk, entitled on YouTube, 'The Wobblies Full Documentary'. I'll give it a watch when I can get a good enough WiFi signal.

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Nov 8 2015 20:42

That's synchronized. Thanks for book recommendation.