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Goodwin country – A Conference Report

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June 21, 2014
Goodwin country – A Conference Report

Once again, the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association (PNLHA) outdid itself in organizing a fine annual conference. This one was uniquely set in Cumberland, B.C., an area rich in labour history June 13-15. It was unique in a second way as well in that it coincided with the Miners’ Memorial Weekend, featuring a graveside...
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“Joe Hill” visits the Big Apple

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April 24, 2014
“Joe Hill” visits the Big Apple

My short video documentary, “Joe Hill’s Secret Canadian Hideout” has been accepted at the Workers’ Unite Film Festival in New York City next month. It is on the program with Sasha Reuther’s excellent feature documentary “Brothers on the Line.” http://www.workersunitefilmfestival.org/Official Select WUff 2014 WUFF program – Joe Hill
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Positive Reviews for Joe Hill Video

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January 15, 2014

Several friends and colleagues now have seen Joe Hill’s Secret Canadian Hideout and they’ve been encouragingly complimentary. Here’s what some of them say: “Lively, respectful, quirky in a good way, serious but not heavy, upbeat but not light: I love it!” Mark Leier, educator, labour historian, author of Rebel Life: The Life and Times...
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Joe Hill Has Been Shot! – A Video Update

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October 22, 2013
Joe Hill Has Been Shot! – A Video Update

The video version of “Joe Hill’s Secret Canadian Hideout”  was shot this weekend on location in Rossland, B.C. It was a full day’s shooting on Sunday, October 20, with three full interviews and many hours of scouting outdoor and interior shots. The videographer even got a shot of a black bear who was wandering...
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Joe Hill’s Secret Canadian Hideout – A Video History

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September 5, 2013
Joe Hill’s Secret Canadian Hideout – A Video History

Joe Hill hid out at the Rossland Miners’ Union Hall after writing “Where the Fraser River Flows” in support of a Wobbly strike in the Fraser Canyon area. Truth of urban legend? Follow the progress of this video history project here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rverzuh/joe-hills-secret-canadian-hideout
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Labour History Sings – A Conference Report

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May 6, 2013
Labour History Sings – A Conference Report

The Pacific Northwest Labour History Association (PNLHA) held its 45th annual conference May 3-5, 2013, in Portland, Oregon, and like other years there was a wide variety of topics as well as styles of presentation. I was on the planning committee and made two presentations during the conference, so I am clearly not an...
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The Innocence of Joe Hill – A Radio Labour podcast

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December 5, 2011
The Innocence of Joe Hill – A Radio Labour podcast

Since he was shot by a Utah firing squad on November 19, 1915, people have debated the guilt or innocence of storied protest singer-songwriter Joe Hill. Now, with The Man Who Never Died, a new book by William M. Adler, published by Bloomsbury in New York, we finally have the answer. The innocence of...
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The Innocence of Joe Hill

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October 28, 2011
The Innocence of Joe Hill

William M. Adler, The Man Who Never Died: The Life, Times and Legacy of Joe Hill, American Labor Icon (New York: Bloomsbury, 2011). Since he was shot by a Utah firing squad on November 19, 1915, people have debated the guilt or innocence of storied protest songwriter and singer Joe Hill. Now, with a...
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Wobbly free speech trek celebrated

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February 21, 2011
Wobbly free speech trek celebrated

Trade unionists and social activists celebrated the 100th anniversary of a uniquely local moment in United States labour history on Feb. 16, 2011, in the quiet little university city of Eugene, OR.
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