Reading Group: Lucy Parsons

The Chicago Tribune says: “When a tramp asks you for bread, put arsenic in it and he will not trouble you anymore.”

Lucy responds: “Let every dirty, lousy tramp arm himself with a revolver or knife and lay in wait on the steps of the palaces of the rich, and stab or shoot their owners as they come

out. Let us devastate the avenues where the wealthy live, as [General] Sheridan devastated the beautiful valley of the Shenandoah.”

This Saturday we will be discussing the life and politics of the famous anarcho-communist, Lucy Parsons!

Brief biography:
https://www.iww.org/history/biography/LucyParsons/1

To Tramps, The Unemployed, the Disinherited, and Miserable (1884) by Lucy Parsons
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/To_Tramps,_The_Unemployed,_the_Disinherited,_and_Miserable

"The Principles of Anarchism" by Lucy Parsons
http://lucyparsons.org/the-principles-of-anarchism.php

"I am an Anarchist: The Social Anarchism of Lucy E. Parsons" By Willie J. Harrell Jr
http://vc.bridgew.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1053&context=jiws

The anarchist library as a good collection of her writings and speeches, including the ones she presented at the first IWW convention.
https://theanarchistlibrary.org/category/author/lucy-e-parsons?page=1

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