November 7, 2017 – The Russian Revolution, SF And California Labor With John Holmes

KPFA WorkWeek Radio on the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution looks at the effect of the revolution on San Francisco and California labor and workers. On November 7, 1917 state power was seized by the Soviets in Russia. Historian John Holmes who is also a member of Peralta Federation of Teachers and CWA Pacific Media Workers Guild is interviewed about radicalization of labor in California including the Tom Mooney frame-up and the Union Labor Party in San Francisco and how this was affected by the revolution and the anti-communist witchhunts. This also included the affect of the Palmer raids which targeted radicals including IWW members and other union organizers and militants in California and throughout the country.
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