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October 08, 2011

The Free Voice of Labor

Documentary streaming on-line here

"The Free Voice of Labor: The Jewish Anarchists" traces the history of a Yiddish anarchist newspaper (Fraye Arbeter Shtime - The Free Voice of Labor) publishing its final issue after 87 years. Narrated by anarchist historian Paul Avrich, the story is mostly told by the newspaper's now elderly, but decidedly unbowed staff. It's the story of one of the largest radical movements among Jewish immigrant workers in the 19th and 20th centuries, the conditions that led them to band together, their fight to build trade unions, their huge differences with the communists, their attitudes towards violence, Yiddish culture, and their loyalty to one another. see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freie_Arbeiter_Stimme

Posted by cat at 04:55 PM