Jon Bekken

Bakunin and the Historians

Anarcho Syndicalist Review 2015 Winter 63 with follow up to summer 1992 review

Libertarian Labor Review (later renamed Anarcho Syndicalist Review)
Summer 1992
https://syndicalist.us/2013/05/27/bakunin-and-the-historians/
“Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, the anarchist, was a political thinker; his reputation, based partly on his appetite for action and partly on unsympathetic historiography, obscures this…” Robert Cutler opens the introduction to his anthology of Bakunin’s writings with these words. Another historian, Nunzio Pernicone, deplores the modern fashion of “Bakunin-bashing.” And Arthur Lehning, in a 1978 review of the historical literature, refers to a conspiracy of silence...

Philly retail workers build solidarity union - Jon Bekken

An article by Jon Bekken about the South Street Workers Union, an effort to organize food & retail workers in Philadelphia. Originally appeared in the Industrial Worker (April 2005).

AFL-CIO splits: business unionism in crisis - Jon Bekken

An article by Jon Bekken about the 2005 split in the AFL-CIO that eventually became the Change to Win (CtW) Federation. Originally appeared in the Industrial Worker (September 2005).

Solidarity is key to win Northwest Airline strike - Jon Bekken

An article by Jon Bekken about the 2005 Northwest Airlines strike. Originally appeared in the Industrial Worker (October 2005).

Katrina: social tragedy benefits exploiters, devastates workers

An article by Jon Bekken about the management of Hurricane Katrina relief. Originally appeared in the Industrial Worker (October 2005).

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Joe Hill's funeral in Chicago (Source: NY Daily News)

An article by Jon Bekken about the numerous martyrs of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) over the years. Originally appeared in the Industrial Worker (November 2005).

Shut them down - Jon Bekken

A collection of short comments on then current events by Jon Bekken. Originally appeared in the Industrial Worker #1589 (March 1996)

The fight against overtime - Jon Bekken

An article by Jon Bekken about the effects of overtime on workers. Originally appeared in Industrial Worker #1618 (December 1998)

Farewell, Fellow Worker: Frederic S. Lee

Fred Lee, Chair of the General Executive Board of the IWW signing for Joe Hill's

An obituary by Jon Bekken of IWW member Fred Lee.

Review: Ben Fletcher of Local 8 Docks

A review by Jon Bekken of Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly, a book edited by Peter Cole.