Friday, 27 June 2014
'IF I CAN'T DANCE, I DON'T WANT TO BE PART OF THE REVOLUTION.'
Happy Birthday Emma Goldman, tireless agitator and speaker. In 1910 alone, she gave 120 talks in 27 cities in 25 states in the United States to 25,000 people Jailed in 1917, and described by authorities as 'one of the most dangerous women in America,' she was deported to Russia in 1919, campaigned against the Bolsheviks in the 1920's, subsequently joined the Spanish Revolution 1936 -39, backing the Spanish anarchists, as they tried to restructure society with one hand, while battling fascist, Stalinist threats lined up against them on the other.
Today Emma Goldman is warmly remembered for the anarcho-feminist, anti-militarist, and internationalist contributions she made to the social revolutionary struggles in life.
Incidentally the Industrial Workers of the World, also known as the Wobblies, was founded on this day June 27th 1905. So cheers and solidarity to them too.
Two earlier posts about Emma Goldman
Posted by teifidancer at 16:21