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I. W. W. Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent, Joe Hill, Cleveland, March 1916





LAC Acc. No. 1983-28-3840, 1918



 








The Bolshevik, by David Jagger, 1918, CWM 197110261-0204, Beaverbrook Collection of War Art Canadian War Museum
See http://activehistory.ca/2017/10/the-bolshevik-art-revolution-and-canada/#more-22096




Non-Partisan, Calgary, 18 January 1918






























  


 

LAC Acc. No. 1983-28-613




1919, LAC PDP 03580




One Big Union of All the Workers, Industrial Workers of the World, Chicago, 1919, Wikimedia Common




Ulysses Borden returns from his wonderful travels. / Penelope Canada: - Welcome Ulysses! I'm so glad you're home. During your / absence treacherous suitors and aspirants for your place, schemers, / food speculators, profiteers and foreign Bolshevist agitators have / been annoying me horribly and causing general unrest, / particularly the food speculators. Be brave! Be firm! And / get after them. The people are with you in this. / Homer up to date. A.G.Racey, LAC acc. no. 1926-007-5, ca. 1919



 











 




 



 












 











 



 







 



"Any association...whose professed purpose...is to bring about any governmental, industrial or economic change within Canada by use of force, violence or physical injury to person or property, or by threats of such injury, or which teaches, advocates, advises or defends the use of force, violence, terrorism, or physical injury to person or property...in order to accomplish such change, or for any other such purpose..., or which shall by any means prosecute or pursue such purpose...or shall so teach, advocate, advise or defend, shall be an unlawful association."
Section 98, an amendment to the Criminal Code designed to strike a blow at the Communist Party, introduced by Arthur Meighen, Minister of Justice in Robert Borden's government, 1919



 
 



Great War Veterans at City Hall, University of Manitoba, 4 June 1919




  

 





 

 

 




Meeting at Victoria Park, University of Manitoba, 13 June 1919



"From a thousand hills a thousand rills gather into a mighty river which sweeps on to the ocean. An attempt to dam the Niagara, in the hope that it would never reach the sea, would be no more foolish than the attempt to dam labour from its resistless onward sweep towards its natural outlet – cooperative industry."
                                                        Fred J. Dixon, Winnipeg Strike Bulletin, 27, 1919















 
 



Overturning a Streetcar on Main Street, University of Manitoba, 21 June 1919




Winnipeg Riot. LAC, e004666108 21 June 1919




   

 




 

 





 







 




















Step by step, Sidney Joseph Greene, New York Evening Telegram, 1 November 1919, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons



 




 










 







"Grass will grow, the river will reach the sea, the boy will become a man, and labour will come into its own."
                                                           Fred J. Dixon, speech to the jury, 1920








  
 


 


  



 

 
The North West Mounted Police was founded in 1873. It was renamed the Royal North West Mounted Police in 1904 in recognition of its contribution to the Boer War. It became the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1920 as a result of the Winnipeg General Strike and Red Scare. It moved its headquarters from Regina to Ottawa and added security and intelligence to its duties.