Good morning and welcome to World Focus. I’m Matthew Hoh, sitting in today for Blase Bonpane. Blase is enjoying some well-deserved time off with his family this holiday weekend.
I learned last week the origin of the phrase Don’t Mourn, Organize! Of course, Blase, in his emails for Office of the Americas, uses that phrase, and has been using it for a long time. But it was only this last week that I learned about its origins, where the story came from. I want to share that with you. There are others out there who don’t know where it came from, or about the importance of a man named Joe Hill and the labor movement a hundred years ago.
This comes from This Day in Peace and Justice History, which I subscribe to and really recommend to everyone. It’s put out by Carl Bunin, and you can subscribe to it and get daily or weekly updates at peacebuttons.info. That’s where I get this from.(Read More)