Tom Barker

Industrial Pioneer (November 1921)

The November 1921 (Vol. 1, No. 10, Serial No. 10) issue of Industrial Pioneer, a journal produced by the Industrial Workers of the World during the 1920s.

'Wobblies Down Under': Joe Hill, the New Zealand IWW and censorship during World War One

MP3 download of a radio documentary on Joe Hill and the IWW in New Zealand, produced for Radio New Zealand (October 2011).

New Zealand Wobblies

Industrial Unionism: two pamphlets on the IWW in New Zealand

Industrial Unionism is a pamphlet with two local articles on the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) in New Zealand, from Rebel Press.

Barker, Tom, 1887-1970

After emigrating to New Zealand and joining the IWW, Tom Barker became an organiser for the syndicalist union, he organised the Auckland general strike of 1913 which led to him being forced to move to Sydney, Australia where he becamse editor of the IWW's Direct Action. He was deported to Chile in 1918 and then travelled the world organising workers, before returning to the UK in 1927.