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San Diego Free Speech Fight

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This year is the 100th anniversary of the San Diego Free Speech Fight, when I.W.W. speakers were routinely denied their First Amendment rights for speaking in public about workers’ rights. Locked in prisons and beaten by police, it became a national news story. One of many free speech fights the Wobblies engaged in the American West during the period, the AFL-CIO blog rightfully notes its importance for both labor rights and speech rights today.

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