Thursday, 10 October 2013

Film Screening: The Wobblies

"Fire Your Boss!"... "Abolish the wage system!"

On the centenary of the Great Strike of 1913, we invite you to listen to the voices of the 'Industrial Workers of the World'. Started in 1905 under the motto “an injury to one is an injury to all, the IWW was the only union open to all trades and to men and to women; and the only union (past and present) to state it is the historic mission of the working class to do away with capitalism.” 
An IWW branch was established in Wellington in 1907, and IWW members were involved in many of the early militant labour unions and struggles here, including the Great Strike.

The Wobblies (1979; Stewart Bird, Deborah Shaffer) provides an overview of the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World), complete with archival footage, loads of interviews, Wobbly art and songs.

Further information about events organised in Wellington to mark the 1913 Great Strike can be found here:

When: Friday, 18 October 2013
Where: People’s Cinema, 57 Manners St, Wellington
Time: 6.30pm 

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