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Monday, 27 July 2009

Wobbly/TorontoTheBetter singer has new website, CD is available

Thanks to the latest email bulletin from the Centre for Study of Education and Work for bringing Smokey Dymny's new website to my attention:

"RADICAL SONGS FROM YOUR LOCAL WOBBLY AVAILABLE FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE!

Radical songs from your local Wobbly available for your listening pleasure and edification at: www.SmokeyDymny.ca

Jerzy Smokey Dymny started performing songs publicly while working with ACT for Disarmament, a peace group in Toronto. He played at peace demonstrations and was the host at their coffeehouse The Fallout Shelter. Over the last 30 years Smokey has played numerous strikes, rallies, union picket lines, labour conventions, anti-poverty events and anti-nuclear events.

In the late 1980s he compiled the first Canadian Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) songbook. These songs were collected from songwriters across Canada, from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island. The songbook hit the streets on May 1st, 1990 when the Toronto Wobblies (I.W.W.) spread the last of Joe Hill’s ashes at the Sears picket line on Jarvis Street and at the May Day celebrations at Trinity Bellwoods Park."

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