Against the Grain

Against the Grain – September 5, 2005

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A hundred years ago the IWW was formed to create “one big union” – a radical umbrella that would encompass workers of all races, trades and levels of skill, ready to take on capitalism as a system. Paul Buhle talks about how the Wobblies became a powerful force in mines, factories and fields across the US and beyond, with their declaration that “the owning class and the working class have nothing in common.”