Free Society (Chicago). Vol. 9 No. 11. March 16, 1902.

A focus on the Paris Commune on its 31st anniversary.

Free Society (Chicago). Vol. 9 No. 11. March 16, 1902.

Contents: The Strikers Funeral by Ada Negri, Radical Reflections by Ross Winn, The Paris Commune by Frank M. Pixley, Monkeys-Men by Kinghorn-Jones, Influence of Public Schools by Annie Fritz, Bigotry at Work, Letter Box, Current Comment by Ross Winn, The Workers and the Strike by Kate Austin, Petroleuses and the Commune by William Trant, Unpunished Crimes, News and Notes.

‘An Exponent of Anarchist-communism: Holding That Equality of Opportunity Alone Constitutes Liberty. That in the Absence of Monopoly, Price and Competition Cannot Exist. And That Communism is an Inevitable Consequence.’ Free Society was the most important English-language anarchist newspaper of its time. It continued ‘The Firebrand,’ which was founded in 1895 and edited by Abe and Mary Isaak in Portland, Oregon. The Isaak family moved to San Francisco after an obscenity arrest and restarted as ‘Free Society.’ The paper folded in New York City in November, 1904. Emma Goldman, a contributor to the Firebrand and Free Society, would start ‘Mother Earth’ in 1906 and continue the tradition of Free Society and The Firebrand.

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