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Rank N' File Movie Nights

The Firebrand Collective publishes the newspaper 'Firebrand', which focuses on issue rank n' file working people face in Portland. 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. The movie showings are fundraisers to help with the cost of printing the paper.
We can be contacted at  pdxfirebrand@ziplip.com

1st and 3rd Friday's 7 p.m.
The RedWing Cafe
SE 6th and Market
$3-5 Suggested Donation

Friday, May 7th
Harlen County USA
Fed up with dangerous and deadly working conditions, bad pay, and poor benefits, coal miners in Harlen County went on strike to get their union contract in the summer of 1973. This film documents the life of struggle experienced by mine workers in Harlen County against violent bosses and strike breakers. With a history of union struggle that goes back to the 1930's, the people of Harlen County find strength and unity in their tradition of unionism to fight for dignity.

Friday, May 21st
Rif Raf
Filmed in the 1980's in Britain, this is the story of a construction site and the safty concerns of the workers. Taking revenge on the boss is how the workers get what they want. There are subtitles because the English working class is so damned hard to understand. Directed by Ken Loach, who also directed the popular bread and roses.

Friday, June 4th
The Organizer
Set in the 1950's, The Organizer deals with child labor, safety, and workers rights. This beautiful story of Italian textile workers lives also highlights issues of globalization and immigration. Stars Marcello Mastriano, English subtitles.
The Firebrand Collective publishes the newspaper 'Firebrand', which focuses on issue rank n' file working people face in Portland. 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. The movie showings are fundraisers to help with the cost of printing the paper.
We can be contacted at  pdxfirebrand@ziplip.com

1st and 3rd Friday's 7 p.m.
The RedWing Cafe
SE 6th and Market
$3-5 Suggested Donation

Friday, May 7th
Harlen County USA
Fed up with dangerous and deadly working conditions, bad pay, and poor benefits, coal miners in Harlen County went on strike to get their union contract in the summer of 1973. This film documents the life of struggle experienced by mine workers in Harlen County against violent bosses and strike breakers. With a history of union struggle that goes back to the 1930's, the people of Harlen County find strength and unity in their tradition of unionism to fight for dignity.
Friday, May 21st
Rif Raf
Filmed in the 1980's in Britain, this is the story of a construction site and the safty concerns of the workers. Taking revenge on the boss is how the workers get what they want. There are subtitles because the English working class is so damned hard to understand. Directed by Ken Loach, who also directed the popular bread and roses.
Friday, June 4th
The Organizer
Set in the 1950's, The Organizer deals with child labor, safety, and workers rights. This beautiful story of Italian textile workers lives also highlights issues of globalization and immigration. Stars Marcello Mastriano, English subtitles.