Paul Buhle: A Pictoral History of the IWW

On April 28, 2005, Paul Buhle gave a presentation on Wobblies!: A Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World at Sin Fronteras cafe in downtown Santa Cruz. The event was organized as part of the Reel Work May Day Labor Film Festival.

Paul Buhle is a preeminent scholar of labor history. His activism in social movements, beginning with civil rights in his hometown of Champaign, Illinois, in 1960 has guided his research activity, which includes editing and publishing journals on the history of radical movements and the progressive potential of popular culture. At present he writes columns for TIKKUN and Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, and contributes to a wide variety of other publications including The Nation, New Labor Forum, and The Oral History Review.

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A Typical Friday at the Watsonville Plaza

April 28, 2005, was a typical Friday in the Watsonville Plaza. About a dozen people held signs calling for an end to war, there was a farmer’s market and many people relaxed on benches and on the lawn.

Community members gather at the Watsonville Plaza on Fridays from 5 – 6:30pm to hold signs calling for peace by ending the occupations of Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq and Haiti. “College Not Combat”


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