Thu, 05 Apr 2018, 19:30
Teacher's Club, Dublin (IRL), Teacher's Club Dublin, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1, Ireland
Hosted by IWW Ireland
The Industrial Workers of the World is a union unlike any other. Founded in 1905 in Chicago, it rapidly gained members across the world thanks to its revolutionary, internationalist outlook. By using powerful organising methods including direct-action and direct-democracy, it put power in the hands of workers. This philosophy is labeled as ‘revolutionary industrial unionism’ and the members called, affectionately, ‘Wobblies’.
James Connolly, Mother Jones, Joe Hill, James Larkin and William D. “Big Bill” Haywood, and exploring particular industries including shipping, mining, and agriculture, this book describes how the IWW and its ideals travelled around the world.
This evenings book launch is organised by the IWW in Dublin who will host Peter Cole, co-author of the book ‘The Wobblies of the World’.