Wednesday, February 8, 2023
In a move aimed at limiting labor activism and agitation, San Diego passed an ordinance in 1913 banning public speaking and singing in a 49-block area of the city. The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and other unions organized a demonstration to demand the right of individuals to exercise their free speech as protected by the First Amendment. Forty-one people were arrested for standing up for their rights.
- For the Win by Cory Doctorow. This fictional book introduces the reader to the global economy and the history of organizing by the WWI, in a tale about gamers organizing with labor unions.