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The American revolutionary magazine The Masses, dubbed "frank, arrogant and impertinent" by its most famous contributor John Reed in 1911, wanted to "do as it pleases and conciliate nobody". During... [Item of the Day]
The American anarchist Emma Goldman was considered already a dangerous woman in the 1890s. She was associated with the attempt on industrialist Henry Frick in 1892 and wanted by the American police.... [Item of the Day]
The World Trade Organization (WTO) had its convention in Seattle from 30 November till 2 December 1999. Some ten thousand demonstrators blocked the entrance and paralyzed the city during a week of... [Item of the Day]
The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), nicknamed the Wobblies, was founded on June 27, 1905. This revolutionary syndicalist union once had massive support from agricultural labourers, lumberjacks... [Item of the Day]
The first sociological study of pimps was published on 3 February 1931. Its author was the colorful medical doctor Ben Reitman from Chicago. Reitman (1879-1942) had spent his youth among whores and... [Item of the Day]
The eleventh commandment in the woolen mill in Winchendon, Massachusetts is a smoking prohibition, issued July 5, 1830. Smoking is "considered very unsafe, and is also specified in the insurance."... [Item of the Day]

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