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2015 labor history calendar

hill calendar coverThe 2015 calendar is now available. It features the songs of IWW songwriter Joe Hill, with more than 20 striking photos and graphics that connect to many of his best-known works. 2015 is of course the centenary of Joe Hill’s murder by the capitalist class and the state of Utah, framed for a murder that no rational person believes he committed. (All the physical evidence pointed elsewhere, and William Adler’s recent biography demolishes the circumstantial case that the authorities pinned together to justify a case that from its beginnings was built solely on the belief that a Wobbly and writer of labor songs was a disreputable person capable of committing any crime.)

This year’s calendar is large-format (12 by 12), with a full-color cover. It features extensive notes on significant events in Joe Hill’s life and struggles, as well as hundreds of notes commemorating important dates from hundreds of years of labor struggles. A short essay highlights Joe Hill’s importance as an IWW organizer and songwriter. It is produced in cooperation with the Boston IWW branch. Single copies are $15.95; Five copies to the same address are $50. (Please add $3 per copy for international postage.)

Checks payable to Boston IWW can be mailed to: Boston IWW, PO Box 391724, Cambridge MA 02139. Or payments can be made through PayPal: Single Copy $15.95;  Copy with International Postage: $18.95 Bundle of 5: $50

Farewell, Fellow Worker

Longtime Wobbly and Hungarian Literature Fund trustee Penny Pixler died earlier this year, after a long struggle with cancer. She joined the Industrial Workers of the World in the 1970s, as a veteran of the anti-war and feminist movements, and remained an active member until her death. She served a term as IWW General Secretary-Treasurer, co-edited the 36th edition of the Little Red Songbook, and was a long-time contributor to the Industrial Worker.

FW Pixler was one of a generation of younger Wobblies selected by its founders to revive the Hungarian Literature Fund in the 1980s, after a long period of dormancy. Her time in the IWW was marked by an abiding commitment to civility, an unshakeable internationalism, and a refusal to quit. Her ashes were scattered in Waldheim Cemetery on Labor Day, 2014.

2014 Labor History Calendar

2014 calendar front coverThe 2014 Labor History Calendar is shipping around the world, while supplies last! We’re down to just a few dozen copies, so get those orders in fast!

Details and a back cover image sampling the photos is on the Labor History Calendar page.

We have held prices the same ($12, post-paid, to the United States & Canada; $14 internationally; orders of 5 or more to the same address $6.50, plus shipping for international copies).

You can order copies here.

2013 Solidarity Forever Labor History Calendar

The 2013 Calendar is now available. It features an Occupy theme, and includes 16 photos from around the world (and going back many decades). The calendar is union-printed, 8 1/2 by 11 (11 by 17 when hanging). It is co-published by the IWW Hungarian Literature Fund and the Greater Kansas City General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World. Ordering information is at http://www.kciww.org/2013-solidarity-forever-labor-history-calendar/

The price for the 2013 calendar will remain $12 (including shipping within U.S.); discounts are available for bulk orders, and for advance bulk orders received by September 2 (to permit direct shipping from our printer). For information, email greaterkciww@gmail.com or iwwhlf@gmail.com. (More details are also on the Calendar page)

2012 Labor History Calendar Out of Print

Thank you, fellow workers, for your support for this project.

We have now exhausted two printing of the labor history calendar, and have a modest third printing underway to fill remaining orders. Outside of several calendars damaged in shipping from the printer, that exhausts our stock of the 2012 Calendar, and so we can accept no new orders.

In a short time, we will begin work on the 2013 Calendar. Your suggestions for historic photos, important events that should be commemorated, and other ideas for the 2013 Solidarity Forever calendar are welcome. Please send them to iwwhlf@gmail.com.

2012 Solidarity Forever Labor History Calendar available

Click on the Labor History Calendar page for ordering information.

The Hungarian Literature Fund has produced these calendars since 1985, in conjunction with several IWW branches, celebrating workers’ struggles around the world.