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FIREBRAND: A voice for portlands ranks and file workers

The release of the first issue of firebrand, a paper for portlands rank and file workers, will take place this friday, at the Redwing Cafe (1700 SE 6th and Market) at 7 pm. We will have copies of the paper for people to take and distribute as well as we will be showing Nine to Five, "A 1980's comedy, nine to five is a movie about the workplace resistance by women of a sexist boss. Fighting against sexism and the misery of their job, these workers use direct action in their workplace to create a better world. Staring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin."
This issue contains articles on:
Organizing in the Social Serivces
An update on the workers struggle at powells
An introduction to firebrand
Six reasons for a union
Quebec workers telling globalization to fuck off
and...CARTOONS!!
The FIREBRAND Collective Presents
Nine to Five
7 p.m. Friday
February 20th
The Red Wing Café
1700 SE 6th and Market
A 1980's comedy, nine to five is a movie about the workplace resistance by women of a sexist boss. Fighting against sexism and the misery of their job, these workers use direct action in their workplace to create a better world. Staring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin.
$3-5 Suggested Donation towards the cost of printing FIREBRAND. Pastries and coffee will be available.

The first issue of FIREBRAND, a radical rank and file paper focusing on workplace and community issues will be released at the movie showing. Come and pick up some free copies to distribute in your workplace and community. The new labor collective Firebrand formed in the winter of 2003 from the need for radical labor organizing. We see all around us, in our workplaces and communities, the need to struggle against bosses, bureaucrats and all those who would profit from our misery.
"It's a rich man's game, no matter what they call it;
And you spend your life putting money in his pocket."
The Firebrand Resurrected 18.Feb.2004 16:34

Knows Tool Much About Obscure Radical History

Over a 100 years ago there was another Portland paper called the Firebrand. It was an anarchist weekly that ran from roughly 1895 to 1897 when the publishers were arrested for "sending 'obscene' literature through the mail".

I'll assume the name was chosen with this history in mind but maybe they just got lucky. For more Radical Portland History check out Kim Fern's Radical History Bike Tour.