Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Favourite thing I read today.

"To grab the crowd’s attention," the IWW band often "hid in a doorway while one member dressed in a bowler hat and carrying a briefcase and umbrella, yelled to the crowd, ‘Help! I’ve been robbed!’ The crowd rushed over only to hear, ‘I've been robbed by the capitalist system! Fellow workers ...’ He then launched into a short speech, and the makeshift band stepped out of the doorway and played their songs." 



I love the Wobblies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_speech_fights#The_IWW.27s_provocative_free_speech_message


 

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