12/9 The First Battle in Seattle

A People's History of Seattle Series:
The First Battle in Seattle
1919 Seattle General Strike 

Wed Dec 9 - UW School for Social Work Room B14
corner of 15th N.E. and N.E. 41st

Everyone knows that November 30 marks the 10th anniversary of the "Battle in Seattle" protests against the WTO. 40,000 plus trade unionists, environmentalists, anarchists, socialists and other protesters united to shut down the WTO.

Fewer know about the first "Battle in Seattle" -- the 1919 Seattle General Strike. For five days in February over 100,000 workers not only struck, but they ran the city without the bosses or the governments approval. Mass kitchens fed over 30,000 a day. Limited laundry services and garbage collection for hospitals and milk deliveries for families were provided. For a brief time Seattle workers showed the power an organized working class has.  Join us for a discussion on the lessons to be learned from both the 10th anniversary of the WTO protests and the 90th anniversary of the General Strike!

Part of the International Socialist Organization's People's History of Seattle Series. Click on the link below for PDFs of previous talks in the series.  A Peoples History of Seattle, Darrin Hoop, 2009 Northwest Socialist Conference

And from

Seattle in the hands of workers Leia Petty reviews a republished classic "Revolution in Seattle" that tells the story of the 1919 general strike and helps us reclaim the history of working-class radicalism in the U.S.