The protest songs that drove the Wobblies a century ago are still lighting fires | Music Feature | Chicago Reader

The protest songs that drove the Wobblies a century ago are still lighting fires 

More than a century ago, Joe Hill wrote some of the most enduring anthems in the radical union’s Little Red Songbook—and today’s activists carry on that legacy of struggle through music.

At a bar in Chicago nearly 30 years ago, Billy Bragg slugged down Joe Hill's ashes with a bottle of union beer. Now 103 years dead, Hill remains one of the most iconic faces of the Industrial Workers of the World,…

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