Remember Labor Organizer Frank Little

Screen shot 2012-12-11 at 9.21.23 PMOn August 1, 1917, labor organizer Frank Little was taken forcibly from his boarding house in Butte, Montana, and was lynched from a railroad trestle.

In the summer of 1917, Frank had been helping to organize copper workers in a strike against the Anaconda Copper Company, but it was most likely his stand against World War I that so infuriated his assassins. He argued that all working men should refuse to join the army and fight on behalf of their capitalist oppressors. As he said in the last speech before his death, “I stand for the solidarity of labor.” Frank understood that his stand against the war might get him killed, but even this prospect did not deter him. He was a true revolutionary.

Read the rest of this story on the IWW website.

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