Tag Archives: IWW

November 30, 1917: Louise Olivereau

Anyone worried about recent leftist tendencies in Seattle city politics should study our city’s political history more closely. Let Jeff Stevens school you about the 1917 trial of Louise Olivereau.
Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

March 5, 1917: The Wobblies on Trial

Seattle hasn’t always been a pristine yuppie utopia, doncha know. Circa 1917, it was quite the raucous radical mecca. Jeff Stevens histories you once again.
Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

February 11, 1919: The Seattle General Strike, Day Six

Obtained: What was gained and lost during the Seattle General Strike of 1919–Part Six Eight a.m. on Saturday, February 8, 1919, had been set by Seattle Mayor Ole Hanson as a “new” deadline for martial law to be declared in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

February 10, 1919: The Seattle General Strike, Day Five

Obtained: What was gained and lost during the Seattle General Strike of 1919–Part Five Wednesday, February 5, 1919, was the final day before the Seattle General Strike, and for the strike’s Executive Committee, many questions were still unanswered. Most outstanding … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

February 9, 1919: The Seattle General Strike, Day Four

Obtained: What was gained and lost during the Seattle General Strike of 1919–Part Four January 21, 1919, would see the orderly walkout of some 35,000 workers from Seattle’s shipyards and allied trades. In the meantime, Charles Piez, General Manager of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

February 8, 1919: The Seattle General Strike, Day Three

Obtained: What was gained and lost during the Seattle General Strike of 1919–Part Three Anna Louise Strong, despite having been ousted from the Seattle School Board in 1918, was not out of a job for long. Harry B. Ault, editor … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

February 7, 1919: The Seattle General Strike, Day Two

Obtained: What was gained and lost during the Seattle General Strike of 1919–Part Two Seattle sits more than a hundred miles, and an international border, from the nearest comparatively sized city, with Puget Sound to the west, the Cascade Mountains … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment