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A Portland tradition since 1990, Joe Hill Night celebrates the world famous IWW organizer and songwriter...
A Portland tradition since 1990, Joe Hill Night celebrates the world famous IWW organizer and songwriter. Hill, well known for his many famous labor songs, was organizing Miners in Utah when bosses had him framed for murder. He was executed by firing squad on November 19, 1915. His last message to us was: "Don't waste time mourning, ORGANIZE!"

Local Bands, "General Strike" and "The Joe Hillbillies" will perform rabble-rousing songs interspersed with dramatic readings of action inspiring stories of Joe Hill and the IWW.

Made up of members from several local unions, "General Strike" has brought songs to picket lines and labor rallies in the Portland area since 1987. "The Joe Hillbillies" include IWW members and professional musicians Tim Acott and Claire Bard.

DATE: Sunday, November 19th
COST: Suggested donation of $3-$10. No one will be turned away

phone: phone: 503-231-5488
address: address: Liberty Hall, 311 N Ivy, Portland

mourn and organize. 24.Oct.2006 01:07


Things have gotten worse since Joe Hill was framed and shot. In his time at least the air was breathable and water drinkable. Now the need is to re-tool the entire industrial revolution to wind, tidal, and solar power which transforms to electricity and is more power than can be used by society. No more blackouts. This non-pollution solution provides work for all and forever more. We need to quit motivating the first industrial revolution of coal, gas, oil and atomic energy as it is destroying the planets livability. The hi-tech tools are now available thanks to the ecological green revolution of the last forty years. Tyrants of the new dark ages know,
know their end is near.
Oppose the bosses war
Bring the troops home
Plenty of work for them to re-tool the industrial revolution , out of coal, gas, oil, and atomic energy and into wind, tidal, and solar power. Union rates are betterment. Wish I could be there and hear the internationale sung and the workers flag is deepest red. Viva socialist liberation. x333950