(66) The conclusion to draw from these examples is that information incriminating workers for political or industrial reasons appeared to have been incorporated into the Chamber's records relating to suspect employees as a matter of course, but also haphazardly; and that though the Chamber attempted to broaden the brief of the SGSDS to include intelligence about the IWW, this did not eventuate, and the coverage of its blacklisting operation of workers unacceptable for political or industrial reasons continued to be fortuitous rather than systematic.
It is clear, however, as already stated, that many IWW members failed to be identified by either managers or SGSDS, and that even those IWW members who had been blacklisted found work on mines outside the Chamber of Mines' sphere of influence.
Though it did not appear to have been used in this way frequently, a system established to disseminate information on gold thieves also provided the organisation and structure to collect and circulate intelligence on filterpress men who went on strike and on members of the IWW and other workers perceived to be radical.
12; Verity Burgmann, 'The IWW in International perspective: comparing the North American and Australasian wobblies' in Labour Traditions: Proceedings of the 10th National Labour History Conference, University of Melbourne, Melbourne [Branch] Australian Society for the Study of labour History, Melbourne, 2007, p.
(Ted) McLoughlin, (probably the same Ted McLoughlin who later gained fame as one of the prosecuted IWW in Western Australia), J.C.
(61.) Olaf (Michael) Sawtell, of middle-class background, was a strong advocate for Aboriginal causes within the labour movement, and instrumental in establishing the IWW in Western Australia.
Rexroth's involvement in the IWW was slight and sporadic.
The soapboxers Rexroth especially appreciated were major figures: John Loughman, Eddie Guilbert (often spelled Gilbert), Rickey Lewis (who liked to supplement his talks with songs, accompanying himself on guitar), and Edward "Triphammer" Johnson (who, in addition to his IWW lectures, enjoyed discoursing on Kierkegaard).
Noting that "the Abolitionist heritage" was "one of the strongest factors in the shaping of [his] mind," and that several of his ancestors had been active in the Underground Railroad, he--along with some IWW friends--became interested in the Black Nationalist Marcus Garvey movement, as well as the more explicitly revolutionary African Blood Brotherhood.
In the heyday of Gene Debs's Socialist Party and the IWW, hundreds of thousands of young people were brought up on these books.
In addition to socialist, anarchist, and IWW literature, shop stock included a wide selection of the modern poetry and fiction.
At Jacob Loeb's place, Rexroth met IWW poet Charles Ashleigh, Sherwood Anderson, Clarence Darrow, Gene Debs, Isadora Duncan, John Fitzpatrick (head of the Chicago Federation of Labor), Bill Haywood, Alexandra Kollontai (from the Russian Bolshevik Party), Japanese Marxist Sen Katayama, Carl Sandburg, and anarchist Carlo Tresca.