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Glasgow Film Screening - Joe Hill IWW Organiser Framed & Executed

Martin O'Neill | 22.01.2012 21:31 | Workers' Movements

19:00 until 22:00

Electron Club, CCA, 350 Sauchihall Street
Glasgow G2 3JD

Want some Wobbly heritage?

Clydeside Industrial Workers of the World General Membership Branch will be showing the 1998 US documentary 'Joe Hill', dir. Ken Verdoia. It's an 87-minute feature on the life, trial and death of Joe Hill/Joel Emmanuel Hägglund (1879-1915), Wobbly songwriter (one of the best-loved contributors to the IWW Little Red Songbook) and cartoonist, shot by firing squad in Salt Lake City on a highly questionable (to put it mildly) murder charge.

As the film lasts for 87 minutes, we need a prompt start, so I'd be grateful if anyone experienced with setting up projectors and laptops could get there a bit earlier, please!

Discussion to continue in the café downstairs afterwards, including an update on the case, since new evidence was published only last year re: Joe's alibi, the mystery girlfriend, and on the career of the real chief suspect, Magnus Olson, aka Frank Z Wilson (and at least a dozen other aliases).

Martin O'Neill


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