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Worker's History

Portland's Radical and Labor History

Lapse back into time with Michael Munk who tells stories about the political, radical, and labor history of Portland. Hear Munk's stories on Lownsdale and Chapman Squares, the short-lived memorial for Longshoreman Union leader Francis Murnane, Portland journalist John Reed, or the Wobblies headquarters at 2nd and Burnside.

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Appreciating Portland's "Other" History

Origins of the Portland Red Guide

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Southwest Second & Burnside

A gathering place for radical organizations

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John Reed

Portland's most famous radical

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Lownsdale and Chapman Squares

A site of dissidence for more than a century

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The Memorial to Francis Murnane

Dedicated to the head of the Longshore Union