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Tsunami - Issue #1, March 1995

Tsunami was a joint project of several rank & file members of the IWW branches, including Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), Santa Cruz (California), and Swindon (U.K.). The rank & file members who produced Tsunami tended to be younder, energetic, and activist oriented. The articles included proposals for revamping the structure of the IWW, articles about organizing, and some analysis.

Table of Contents

  • Serfing the Tide! - The 1990's are witnessing a rising tide within the IWW. Starting with the founding of the Lehigh Valley IWW and the activities of IWW Local 1/Earth First, new groups of ...

  • The Way Forward - The capitalist world is going through a period of restructuring. Much traditional western manufacturing is being replaced by poorly organized service jobs and highly technical ...

  • Sustaining an Organizing Drive in Retail: Kinko's - The drive to organize Kinko's workers in Santa Cruz was started in 1993 along with the founding of the Santa Cruz Branch. The focus of both ...

  • Challenges: Organizing Undocumented Workers - Foreign born or "undocumented" workers have long been some of the most exploited members of the working class. Driven from their homelands in ...

  • Update: Whatever Happened at the End-Up? - Queer wobblies fired for organizing at the End-Up, a gay bar in San Francisco's South of Market district, are pleased to announce a recent victory in ...

So you liked the first issue of Tsunami? We apologize for any shortcomings, but time and resources were against us. Interested in contributing to issue 2? Drafts of articles should be in by April 1st, and monetary contributions are welcome anytime. Let us build a fighting and growing IWW together: Tsunami c/o Philadelphia IWW, [historical address deleted]

No further issues of Tsunami were ever produced.