Labor Day: “Pie in the Sky”

 LABOR DAY
 
“Pie in the Sky”
“The Preacher and the Slave”
Written by Joe Hill, 1911
Sung by Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips

From the IWW‘s Little Red Song Book

In September 1917 the DoJ simultaneously raided forty-eight IWW meeting halls nationwide. 165 IWW leaders were arrested for conspiracy and intimidation. 101 were tried; all were found guilty. 15 of them got 20 years in prison; 33 more got 10 years, the fines totalled $2.5 million.

That was just the start. Whoever learned that in high school, raise your hands.
▷Songs of Joe Hill▹

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