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The Importance of Song in The Industrial Workers of the World

By X389468 Over the years, IWW members have written hundreds of songs. These range from the ever-popular “Solidarity Forever” to more forgettable numbers such as “There’s A Bright Way To Freedom” or “When You Wear That Button”. Some are still sung today, though many languish unsung between the pages of an old edition of the […]

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From the Archives: The Origin of the Term “Wobbly”

The following is an excerpt from a letter written by Mortimer Downing in the year 1923 and was published in the Industrial¬†Pioneer, an IWW monthly paper. “How ‘Wobbly’ Originated” “Up in Vancouver, in 1911, we had a number of Chinese members, and one restaurant keeper would trust any member for meals. He could not pronounce […]