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The Christmas Day Riot and the Death a Wobbly

At 2:00 pm, on Christmas Day, 1913, the Industrial Workersof the World gathered for a peaceful rally in protest of unemployment in the city. The rally was in response to the continued recruitment of new workers into the city by … Continue reading

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Resendo Dorame – Wobbly and Magonista Revolutionary

This is the resting place of Rosendo Dorame – an amazing member of both the IWW and the PLM. It is men like this that we must always remember. Rosendo A. Dorame (1879-1932) was a Mexican Wobbly as well as … Continue reading

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La Casa del Obrero Internacional – 809 Yale Street

In 1882, Los Angeles Orphans’ Home Society purchased the plot of land on the corner of Yale and Bergin (Alpine) to house the city’s orphans. Six years later, due to overcrowding, the previous two-story home was torn down and additional … Continue reading

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Why the Black Rose?

Throughout the world, the black rose has come to symbolize many things. To some, it has symbolized death, sorrow and mourning. In the same vein, it has also symbolized hatred and revenge. In what seems to be somewhat of a … Continue reading

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