Martin O'Neill | 22.01.2012 21:31 | Workers' Movements
Clydeside Industrial Workers of the World General Membership Branch will be showing the 1998 US documentary 'Joe Hill', dir. Ken Verdoia. It's an 87-minute feature on the life, trial and death of Joe Hill/Joel Emmanuel Hägglund (1879-1915), Swe...dish Wobbly songwriter (one of the best-loved contributors to the IWW Little Red Songbook) and cartoonist, shot by firing squad in Salt Lake City on a highly questionable (to put it mildly) murder charge.
As the film lasts for 87 minutes, we need a prompt start, so I'd be grateful if anyone experienced with setting up projectors and laptops could get there a bit earlier, please!
Discussion to continue in the café downstairs afterwards, including an update on the case, since new evidence was published only last year re: Joe's alibi, the mystery girlfriend, and on the career of the real chief suspect, Magnus Olson, aka Frank Z Wilson (and at least a dozen other aliases).