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Revisiting the 1950s Red Scare – A Book Review and Interview

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October 18, 2019
Revisiting the 1950s Red Scare – A Book Review and Interview

Raymond Caballero, McCarthyism vs. Clinton Jencks (Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press, 2019), 320 pages, $29.95 (paper). Just when books about the history of Communist trade unions seem to have waned, Portland historian Raymond Caballero brings to life the horrors of the Second Red Scare in the 1950s through an account of the trials and tribulations...
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Remembering Salt – A research note

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March 20, 2016
Remembering Salt – A research note

Cold War historians have uncovered much evidence to illustrate how the political intolerance of the early 1950s manifested itself in some Canadian cities. However, little has been revealed regarding McCarthyism’s impact on the country’s non-urban communities nor has there been significant exploration of the Cold War resistance that was mobilized in small Canadian towns....
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Joe Hill and Salt official selections

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March 20, 2016
Joe Hill and Salt official selections

My two short documentary films, Joe Hill’s Secret Canadian Hideout and Remembering Salt, are official selections in the 2016 Reel Work Labor Film Festival. They will be screened on Monday, April 25, 7 p.m., at the Service Employees International Union Hall, 517 Mission St., Santa Cruz, CA. See www.reelwork.org . Coming this summer My...
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Local MLA salutes Salt showing

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December 28, 2014

On 26 November 2014, Katrine Conroy, member of British Columbia legislature for Kootenay West, praised the showing of the blacklisted film Salt of the Earth at the Castle Theatre in Castlegar, B.C.  Here is here statement as recorded in Hansard, the official report of the legislature debates. Katrine Conroy – MLA statement – Hansard – 26...
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Salt of the Earth Local 890 decertified

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October 27, 2014
Salt of the Earth Local 890 decertified

To many labor historians and labor activists across North America, it was a heavy blow to learn that Local 890, the union that was the star of the historic 1950s blacklisted film Salt of the Earth, had voted to decertify in September. One PNLHA member, lamenting the passing of the historical local union, said...
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