Joe Hill commemoration concert in Utah, USA


From the Stop the War Coalition in Britain:

Tony Benn, President of Stop the War Coalition: “There are many songs I would like to choose but Joe Hill sung by Paul Robeson would be among the top two. It says it all.”

Lyrics are here.

About Joe Hill: here.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain today:

Concert pays tribute to Hill

UNITED STATES: Labour movement martyr Joe Hill will be remembered at a concert in Salt Lake City, Utah, today, in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of his execution by firing squad in November.

Trade unionist Mr Hill was framed for the 1914 murder of a grocer and his son in the city. He was later eulogised in a song made famous by Pete Seeger.

His last words to supporters were: “Don’t waste any time mourning. Organise.”

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