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Don’t Mourn — Organize! Soviet Princeton Launch & Concert


Soviet Princeton launch posterJoin us, comrades, to mark the 100th anniversary of the execution of Joe Hill and celebrate the release of Soviet Princeton: Slim Evans and the 1932-33 Miners’ Strike.

The authors, Jon Bartlett and Rika Ruebsaat, are both folk music scholars and singers and will be performing a selection of Joe Hill songs and tunes from the Princeton picket lines (to whet your whistle watch them at the Princeton Traditional Music Festival). There will also be performances from Fraser Union and the Solidarity Notes Labour Choir.

Don’t Mourn – Organize!
7:00 pm Sunday Nov. 22nd
St. James Hall: 3214 W 10th Ave, Vancouver
Admission $5 (no one turned away)
Refreshments provided

Soviet Princeton is the first published account of the dramatic events of one winter over eighty years ago, when Slim Evans travelled to Princeton to help striking coal miners and encountered concerted, violent opposition from the police, the KKK, and local business leaders.

You can read an excerpt here and more about the book here, and don’t forget to tell your friends and CSIS about your plans to attend by visiting the Facebook event page.

And finally, here’s Phil Ochs singing “The Ballad of Joe Hill.”