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Picture of IWW members under armed guard being put on trains

The Bisbee Deportation, 1917

One hundred years ago Bisbee, Arizona, hosted the beginning of the defeat of one of the world’s boldest and most effective labor organizations, the International Workers of the World (IWW) or Wobblies, when 1186 striking copper mine workers were rounded up, loaded into cattle cars, then dumped in the desert of southwest New Mexico at […]

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Occupy Phoenix protesters in Bisbee makin a music video. A guitarist sits cross-legged, 2 protesters stand behind him holding a sign with the word "Occupy", all three protesters are in all white. Two more protesters, not in white, flank them on both sides.

Mining Protests in Bisbee

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN On Saturday, December 15, a group of Occupy Phoenix members drove down to Bisbee to take part in protests against the ALEC-affiliated mining company Freeport McMoran, whose pollution of the local groundwater is forcing some Bisbee residents out of their homes. On the way, they also stopped off in Tucson where they […]

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