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Jacobin Reading Group: Power Through the General Strike

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PST

On the 100 year anniversary of the Seattle General Strike of 1919, we’re talking about the power of strikes past, present, and future. We’ve got a little Seattle history, some socialist strategy on strikes in general, and a look at the recent LA Teachers’ strike.

Articles:

Seattle, the Soviet of Washington, by Cal Winslow.
https://jacobinmag.com/2018/10/seattle-general-strike-iww-labor-revolution

The Rank and File Strategy, by Kim Moody.
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/08/unions-socialists-rank-and-file-strategy-kim-moody

Podcast:

Alex Caputo-Pearl (President of the LA Teachers Union) and Jane McAlevey (author and organizer) on “Behind the News” with Doug Henwood.
http://leftbusinessobserver.com/Radio.html#S190124

Bonus materials:

The Seattle General Strike Project has a fantastic website devoted to the centennial of this historic event.
http://depts.washington.edu/labhist/strike/

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Details

Date:
February 13
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/397474844391661/

Venue

Orca Books

Organizer

Olympia Democratic Socialists of America
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