Which Side are You On? From Haymarket to Now


  • Don Mitchell Department of Geography, Maxwell School, Syracuse University


Haymarket Affair, class struggle, radical geography, free speech, Haymarket Martyrs, radicalism


This essay explores the relationship between the Haymarket Affair, class struggle, and a radical geography of free speech. Rather than focusing on the events of Haymarket itself, it examines how what the Haymarket Martyrs were struggling for – and why control of place and space was so crucial to that struggle – is deeply connected both to the radical strategies of organizations like the Industrial Workers of the World and to contemporary progressive and radical protest movements.


How to Cite

Mitchell, D. (2015). Which Side are You On? From Haymarket to Now. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies, 7(1), 59–68. Retrieved from https://acme-journal.org/index.php/acme/article/view/810