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ERIC Number: ED126546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 13
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The Wobblie's Free Speech Fights: A Case Study in 20th Century Revolutionaries.
Cole, Terry W.
This paper examines the free speech fights, one of the more revolutionary tactics of the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.), founded in 1905 by a small group of socialists, anarchists, industrial unionists, and dissident trade unionists. Two considerations guide this examination. The first is the rhetorical nature of the free speech fight and the manner in which it advanced the rhetorical program of the I.W.W., including winning the right to use the streets for speech making, confirming the viability of working-class solidarity, and producing greatly needed publicity. The second consideration involves the free speech implications of the tactic, especially the drawing of national attention to the preservation of this basic American right. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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