Plutocracy V: Subterranean Fire (must-see)

Diego Rivera mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Image by Inhabitat via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

“If you think by hanging us you can stamp out the labor movement … the movement from which the down-trodden millions, the millions who toil in want and misery, expect salvation — if this is your opinion, then hang us!

“Here you will tread upon a spark, but there and there, behind you and in front of you, and everywhere, flames blaze up.

“It is a subterranean fire. You cannot put it out.” — August Spies, American anarchist and labor organizer, hanged in 1887

Scott N May 5, 2019

from the archives:

Plutocracy I: Political Repression in the U.S.A. + Plutocracy II: Solidarity Forever + Plutocracy III: Class War (must-see)

Plutocracy IV: Gangsters for Capitalism (must-see)

The Brief Origins of May Day by Eric Chase

How Debs Became A Socialist by Paul D’Amato

How Capitalism Controls You by The Anti-Social Socialist

Howard Zinn: Hidden History of The American Working Class

Labor History: The Pullman Strike of 1894

The Haymarket Riot: “It is a Subterranean Fire” by Elizabeth Schulte

Who Was Lucy Parsons? by The Anti-Social Socialist

Henry Wallace + Undoing the New Deal

The Wobblies (1979)