Ten years ago today, West Coast longshore workers celebrated May Day by walking out against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Peter Cole is a professor of history at Western Illinois University. He is the author of Wobblies on the Waterfront, and writing a new book, Dockworker Power: Race, Technology, and Unions in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area.
True to its name, the Industrial Workers of the World spanned the globe — an international history that has long been forgotten.
Labor organizer Ella Reeve Bloor died on this day in 1951. Her life stands as a signpost for all radicals.
On this day in 1890, the US Army murdered as many as 300 Native American men, women, and children.
In the 1960s, a group of leftists risked everything to revive the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.
Eric Hoffer was a conservative who only had the time to write because he was represented by a powerful leftist union.