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