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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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Labour Lore sharing space. 1 Reply

Good day, rather then just post everything on the page comments burying it all between pages of greetings and convo's I thought a specific space for sharing important texts, songs and the like would…Continue

Started by Rhys Harrison. Last reply by Julie Horne on Tuesday.

IF YOU LIKE TO SHARE FOR NOBLE CAUSE THAN WE SAY WELCOME TO YOU>

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

Started by Pirzada Imtiaz Syed Nov 10, 2013.

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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

Started by Stephen Lewis. Last reply by Andy Funnell Jul 17, 2011.

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Comment by Nathan Moore on July 26, 2014 at 5:26

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

http://www.mediafire.com/?zax29ra2u3nna

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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