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The Portland Red Guide

Press Release
Ooligan Press
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207
Phone: 503-725-9748


Radical History Lives: History of Workers' Rights Honored in The Portland Red Guide

Portland, Ore., April 2011—Ooligan Press is proud to announce its participation in the International Workers' Day Celebration on May 1, 2011. Workers from across the globe will gather to show solidarity for the working class, and continue to demand workers' rights. Join the demonstration and become a part of Portland's rich history of working-class people and organizations who stand against repression and injustice.

The first International Workers' Day was celebrated on May 1, 1890 when American and European workers held mass demonstrations to celebrate the historic 1886 general strike that won American workers an eight-hour workday. This May Day, Ooligan Press will pay homage to the shadows of local bygone dissidents, radicals, and revolutionaries with the release of the second edition of The Portland Red Guide by Michael Munk.

A historic guidebook of social dissent, this newly updated edition takes readers on a journey through Portland's radical past. The stories found in The Portland Red Guide are those that history books often exclude. They describe local radicals, their organizations, and their activities in relation to physical sites in the Rose City. The Portland Red Guide is a testament to Portland's rich history of working-class
people and organizations, and honors those who were, and still are, motivated to improve the condition of the world rather than just their personal status within it.

Join us May 1 at the South Park Blocks in downtown Portland to celebrate this historic day and stand together in solidarity with workers throughout the world. The event kicks off at 2:00 p.m. with an Activist Fair, followed by a Workers' Rally and the annual May Day March. If you would like more information about the May Day event or The Portland Red Guide, please email  marketing@ooliganpress.pdx.edu.
Ooligan Press is an independent, nonprofit publishing house operated by graduate students in the Writing and Publishing program at Portland State University. In addition to publishing books that honor cultural and natural diversity, Ooligan is dedicated to teaching the art and craft of publishing.