The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) is an international trade union formed in the United States on June 27, 1905.
The organization had industry workers and their goal was to unite them and take care of them. They worked to abolish the accepted wage system and instead adopt a method of distributing profits among all workers. They support the democratic self-management model, according to which employees elect their managers and participate in the organizational decisions of their workplace.
In slang, members of the organization are called "Wobblies".
The peak of the organization was in 1923 when it had 40,000 employees. After the American administration opposed him and fought against him between 1917 and 1924, in severe government repression called the "Red Intimidation", as part of the policy of the American administration, which saw communism as a threat to the foundations of democratic society, there was a decline in its power.
In 1924, as a result of internal debates about the principles of the organization and how it would operate in the future. As a result of these events, the organization was unable to replicate its influence and achievements and remained a relatively negligible body from the 1940s onwards, although it has remained active to this day and numbers only about 5,000 members in the United States as of 2005.
The Africa Industrialization Day that falls on November 20 is a day declared in 1990, and is a day when a large number of African governments and organizations come together to explore different ways to stimulate the industrialization process in Africa. This special day attracts a large amount of attention from all over the world and hosts special seminars, meetings and other types of events all over Africa.
Although industrialization in Africa can be seen to rise gradually, the continent rich in natural resources lags far behind many other parts of the world, which have an impact on the development of Africa and its ability to communicate at a global level. On this day efforts are being made to bring together as much as possible the leaders of many countries in Africa, and the promotion of common goals on the industrialization of Africa and the exploitation of its resources can be something that the whole world will enjoy.
In honor of Africa's Industrial Day, get some interesting facts about this amazing continent:
Africa is larger than China, USA, India, Mexico and much of Europe are combined together.
Africa is home to the largest animals in the world: the African elephants, and the tallest: the giraffes.
The people of the Sun (Bushmen) tribe in South Africa, today use the same set of tools as the one in the cave, which was dated 44,000 years ago.
41% of children in Africa aged 5 to 14 are employed as workers.
People in Africa and Asia have to walk an average of 6 miles to collect water.
Between 1525 and 1866, 12.5 million Africans were abducted and sold into slavery in America.
Facebook has 100 million active users from the African continent.
96 elephants are killed every day in Africa.
The most deadly animal in Africa is the hippopotamus.
Married women in the Dogon tribe in Africa maintain relationships with men out of wedlock at the encouragement of their mothers.
South Africa is called "Rainbow Nation in the Cloud" because it has 11 different official languages.
In Africa there is beer brewed from bananas.
|Beer in Tanzania Market, Source: Leo D'lion, Flickr|
November 20 is also Universal Children's Day- 20 November
World Industrial Design Day is an international day dedicated to honoring the establishment of the World Design Organization (WDO) on June 29, 1957.
Think of all the objects, furniture and appliances you once used and saw with your grandparents or your parents, how far they have come from the cumbersome, heavy and uncomfortable design of the past to the present day!
The industrial designers are responsible for the development of all the objects we use for our enjoyment today.
Industrial design deals with the creation and development of products. The design process contains stages of research, conceptual thinking, conceptual innovation, formal and morphological characterization, development and planning, control of the production processes, marketing, sales and use of the product.
The field of industrial design is evolving over time and the aesthetics and usability of the products are constantly being improved.
The history of industrial design began during the Industrial Revolution, in the mid-19th century. Before industrial design there was a tradition of applied art characterized by the creation of objects in local workshops, at a slow pace of change and innovation and in small series. The Industrial Revolution opened up the possibility of inventing and manufacturing new machines and objects.
In the twentieth century, industrial designers began to design new products that became the characteristics of the modern era - the airplane, the ship, the train, the car, the scooter, the television, the telephone, the housewares, the furniture, the lighting and the street furniture - all of these and many more.
Among the industrial design styles there are the old styles from the 19th century like Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and the styles that developed later like Streamline, Minimalism, Modernism and Postmodernism.
|An antique bench in the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, designed in the 19th century|
|A 1927 train locomotive in Metcalfe Park in Kingman, Arizona|
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