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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 08:06 PM
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Labor history Nov 19 Joe Hill, labor leader and song writer, executed in Utah with video & more

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Joe Hill, labor leader and song writer, executed in Utah on what many believe was a framed charge of murder. Before he died he declared: Dont waste any time mourning. Organize. - 1915

And this: November 19, 1915 - Joe Hill, a Swedish immigrant organizer and songwriter, was executed by a Utah firing squad after being convicted of murder on trumped-up charges. His last message from prison was Dont mourn for me . . organize.

For more on Joe Hill, see www.joehill.org and http://www.aflcio.org/aboutus/history/history/hill.cfm and the Wobblies' website, www.iww.org

View a video of Joan Baez performing the song, "Joe Hill," http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/08/25/171...

The nations first automatic toll collection machine is used at the Union Toll Plaza on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway - 1954

The National Writers Union is founded, representing freelance and contract writers and others in the trade. In 1992 it was to merge into and become a local of the United Auto Workers - 1981

Labor history found here: http://www.unionist.com/big-labor/today-in-labor-histor... & here: http://www.workdayminnesota.org/index.php?history_9_11_...

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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 08:07 PM
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1. Joe Hill's ashes were sent to all the states to be scattered, except in Utah.
I wonder if people remember where, exactly, he was scattered. I know where they scattered his ashes in Minnesota, but that's it.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 08:50 PM
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3. Where in MN?
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 09:02 PM
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4. At the Work People's College near Duluth, Minnesota.
The building is still there; it is now an apartment building.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 09:31 PM
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5. Thank you. I will have to go see it the next time I am in Duluth. And
we are still union strong up here.
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 09:41 PM
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6. Damn straight we are. :)
I'm up the shore. PM me if you want more info on the WPC -- it's not terribly well known.
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 08:18 PM
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2. Tributes to Joe Hill in song
Edited on Sun Nov-20-11 08:19 PM by Ken Burch
Paul Robeson(song by Earl Robinson)singing to workers at the Sydney Opera House(Robeson sings sings "Old Man River" first, then "Joe Hill" at about 1:44 in the clip)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg7bPgrosAE

Phil Ochs(on Swedish Television, summer 1968)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5THFsE7Kjo
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limpyhobbler Donating Member (184 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 07:26 PM
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7. One more version
Thanks for that. I never knew that Billy Bragg got his version from Phil Ochs.

The version of it I knew was performed by Billy Bragg.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdSbKSQYXgo



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