The name ‘Wobbly’ lends to quite a few pun opportunities. One of the more ingenious of these can be found within the pages of the Industrial Pioneer, a monthly IWW publication that ran from 1921-1926. The Industrial Pioneer introduced a humor section, and labeled it ‘Wobbles’ – I’m sure the masterminds behind that were very […]
The following are all summaries of articles that appeared in the Sacramento Bee: October 24, 1913 – A verbal fight breaks out between a socialist speaker and some “IWW elements” that apparently needed the presence of two police officers. It’s probably for the best that the panicked citizens of Sacramento lived before Twitter existed. July […]
From the Archives: The W.W.I.
“The W. W. I.” was a poem written by John Banks and appeared in the Industrial Pioneer in 1921. It was inspired by the harsh repression that the IWW faced in this era and is just as sharp as the bosses’ hatred for the IWW. ⯁⯁⯁ By reading the popular press I have found(And mind you, […]
Satire is today a popular artWith many practitioners thereofDisplaying a wide array of talentsAnd showing many societal flawsBut as is with all things so widespreadIt has rather gone to some folks’ heads ❖❖❖ It is easy to find and chooseSome helpless target for casual abuseBringing low the mighty and strongCan be dangerous if done for […]