Remembering Joe Hill

Remembering Joe Hill:
I first heard of Joe Hill listening to Utah Phillips’ music. November 19th marks the anniversary of his execution. Joe Hill was an I.W.W. Activist and fought for worker’s rights. Back in his day workers were literally risking their lives fighting for rights we take for granted today. For the 8 hour day, minimum wage, 40 hour work week and worker’s compensation thanks go to people like Joe Hill and the countless other men and women who fought for worker’s rights.
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‘I dreamed i saw joe hill last night, alive as he could be’ — a lyric from a billy bragg concert.

i too learned of joe hill from utah phillips, but… i doubt many people know about him these days of 60 hour work weeks and million dollar 2 bedroom apts.

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  1. Vixen says:

    I agree-too little people know about Utah Phillips and our history. I do my best to try to introduce more people to the man’s music. I find a lot of people like his work and really get turned on to a whole world of knowledge they had never heard of before. I hope to one day see him in concert.