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Labor-lore and Working Class Culture


Labor-lore and Working Class Culture

This is a group for anyone interested in the folklore and cultural expression of workers. If you're into work songs, labor movement art, shop-floor lingo, occupational folklore, or any related topic, then this is the group for you.

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HELLO MY FRIENDS! OUR ORGANISATION NAMELY " ALL PAKISTAN FEDERATION OF UNITED TRADE UNIONS " (APFUTU) is running schools for those children which our organmisation have freed from Brick Kiln…Continue

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Brothers and Sisters,I am a trade union leader from the United States - the Chairman of the Committee On Political Education of Service Employees International Union, Local 509. I write for the…Continue

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Comment by Nathan Moore on Saturday

I'm getting excited to see Jimmy Collier–legendary folk musician and labor and civil rights activist–perform in Eugene, Oregon next week.  Here's a great piece on Jimmy's life:

Comment by Nathan Moore on March 31, 2014 at 0:45

Hi Folks: My band Low Tide Drifters just released a new album titled, Music for the Rest of Us.  The album features a number of songs about labor and working-class issues, including "Living on Too Little," a song about trying to make it on the minimum wage and "We Just Come To Work Here (We Don't Come To Die)," a classic song about occupational health and safety by the late Harry Stamper.  If you're interested in checking out the album, here's a link to our website:  http://lowtidedrifters.wordpress.com/.  For now, I'm posting up a link to soundcloud where you can here "Living on Too Little" and other songs by Low Tide Drifters. 

Comment by Rhys Harrison on December 30, 2012 at 20:41

Hello friends, I've been building an archive of pdf's of history and theory of labour struggles. I thin some of you may be interested in a few of them


Comment by DAta Miners Travailleurs Psychiq on December 27, 2012 at 10:25

heres a rough mix of a new tune coming soon... http://traitorsinternational.bandcamp.com/track/work

Comment by Julie Horne on December 23, 2012 at 15:36

Thanks for your comment about your new CD Nathan. I just sent you & email as suggested.

Comment by Nathan Moore on December 23, 2012 at 0:02

Folklorist Jim Leary has a new website on the "The Cultures of Icleandic Workers."  Check it out!

Comment by Nathan Moore on December 22, 2012 at 23:46

Thanks, Julie, for the kind words!  If you send us an email at lowtidedrifters@gmail.com, I'll put a copy of our CD in the mail for you (when we get our next shipment).  

Comment by Julie Horne on December 22, 2012 at 20:02

As soon as I saw your latest comment Nathan, I listened to "Already Home". It has beautiful lyrics & harmonies. Thank you for the free download Nathan. Brilliant title and concept I think. It is so good to hear poetry like this. Nice post about Joe Strummer on your website recently too.

Comment by Nathan Moore on December 22, 2012 at 19:36

Low Tide Drifters has a free download of "Already Home," a song that honors the contributions of all of the immigrants in the United States.  Check it out at: http://lowtidedrifters.wordpress.com/

Comment by Nathan Moore on December 22, 2012 at 19:34

Al Bradbury is the new editor of Labor Notes, too! 


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