Revolt (San Francisco). Vol. 2 No. 10. September 2, 1911.

Revolt (San Francisco). Vol. 2 No. 10. September 2, 1911.

San Francisco Reds respond to Labor Day with another excellent issue of one of U.S. revolutionary history’s finest newspapers.

Contents: Court Clowns for King Capital by William McDevitt, For Class Solidarity by William English Wailing, Plea for Revolutionary Unionism by Austin Lewis, Labor Parade in Los Angeles, Whose Victory? by Caroline Nelson, Revolters’ Letters, Editorials, Flings at Things, Events, For Decentralization.

Revolt ‘The Voice Of The Militant Worker‘ was a short-lived revolutionary weekly newspaper published by Left Wingers in the Socialist Party in 1911 and 1912 and closely associated with Tom Mooney. The legendary activists and political prisoner Thomas J. Mooney had recently left the I.W.W. and settled in the Bay. He would join with the SP Left in the Bay Area, like Austin Lewis, William McDevitt, Nathan Greist, and Cloudseley Johns to produce The Revolt. The paper ran around 1500 copies weekly, but financial problems ended its run after one year. Mooney was also embroiled in constant legal battles for his role in the Pacific Gas and Electric Strike of the time. The paper epitomizes the revolutionary Left of the SP before World War One with its mix of Marxist orthodoxy, industrial unionism, and counter-cultural attitude. To that it adds some of the best writers in the movement; it deserved a much longer run.

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