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Video: Mark Leier – “Rebel Life: The Life and Times of Robert Gosden, Revolutionary, Mystic, Labour Spy”

In BC’s rough and tumble resource economy before World War One, labour relations were marked by terrible working conditions, lengthy lockouts, imprisonment, even murder at the hands of company gun thugs. Robert Gosden was a fiery radical who advocated in response strikes, sabotage, and, he hinted darkly, assassination, from Prince Rupert to Vancouver Island to San Diego. But by 1919,… Read more »