Tuesday, November 29, 2011

[olympiaworkers] Saturday: "The Wobblies" film at Kings Books

This Saturday! “The Wobblies” Film showing. Dec. 3rd, 7 PM  At Kings Books, 218 St. Helen's, Tacoma.
  Tacoma General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World is sponsoring a film showing at King's Books, 218 St. Helen's Ave. in Tacoma. The film to be shown is the documentary "The Wobblies," and is a good account of the IWW during the early part of the 20th Century, with interviews with eye-witnesses and members of the Union filmed in 1979. We encourage all who are curious about our Union to attend, and there will be members present to answer your questions and engage in discussion. A suggested donation is $5.00, but low income people, unemployed, and students can contribute what they can afford.
  The IWW, aka the Wobblies, was founded in 1905 by veterans of the labor struggle who sought to create a new industrial union organization that would be open to all workers. The IWW stood then, as it does today, for working class solidarity, industrial democracy, direct action, rank and file control, and no control over it from the outside. The IWW seeks to organizer working people for their needs of today, while at the same time building the organization for a better society.
  The IWW has a history that spans 105 years and is very active today with many job shops and has active groups in 61 cities in the U.S., 8 cities in Canada, 14 cities in England, 3 cities in Scotland and also is active in Australia, Finland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and South Africa. For more information on the IWW please go to its official web site at: www.iww.org.
  The Tacoma General Membership Branch of the IWW has monthly meetings, guests are welcomed.

TACOMA GMB-IWW, P.O. BOX 7276, TACOMA, WA 98417. E-mail:  TacIWW@iww.org on facebook: www.facebook.com/people/Tacoma-Gmb-iww/100002540934803

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