Thursday, February 11, 2010

Welcome to Paper Heart's blog!

Welcome to the brand new blog version of Paper Heart! Paper Heart is the official newsletter of the Baltimore General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), a militant, democratic rank-and-file labor union founded in 1905 and currently organizing for workers' rights and empowerment in several countries around the world.

The newsletter was first envisioned as a quarterly print publication. However, we recently decided to change the format of our newsletter to a semi-annual print edition along with this blog, which will be updated continuously as new submissions arrive.

This publication’s mission is to spread the word about the IWW as well as to share our stories of work and life, express our individuality while being part of a larger organization, and discuss how to bring about a new world from the ashes of the old. We encourage submissions from IWW members and supporters, including labor-related news, anecdotes, opinion pieces, photos, cartoons, artwork and creative writing. Submissions should generally be less than 1,000 words (especially if you want them to be considered for the print edition) and can be sent to

Over the next few days, we will post some selected stories from the first (and so far, the only) print edition of Paper Heart. Then, as new submissions are received, we will publish them here. Stay tuned for updates!

For the One Big Union,

The Paper Heart editorial committee of the Baltimore IWW

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