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LaborFilms is an unmoderated, uncensored e-mail discussion group for the
discussion of labor films and the production of a Network Guide to Labor
Films. The Guide will collect information presented to the LaborFilms
discussion group, and be available as a file for network access. This
information will be useful to those organizing a showing of a labor film
for a local union, labor film club or other setting.
The subject matter will cover films from different countries, and films
of both current and historical interest. Topics will include films on
union organizing drives, union tactics and strategy, strike actions,
boycott campaigns, and occupational and health concerns to ensure a safe
workplace along with important episodes in labor history.
Special attention will be paid to struggles by women and people of
color for equal, respectful and dignified treatment,
Material useful to publicize a film showing will be sought, along with
historical background material suitable for further study. Articles and
reviews from union journals are welcome, as are audience response to
various films, discussion on how to select a good film for a given audience,
programs of labor film festivals and future plans for new labor films.
LaborFilms is an e-mail discussion group hosted by The Colorado Cougar BBS.
Access to LaborFilms is available either by subscribing via e-mail
over the Internet or by calling The Colorado Cougar BBS in Thornton,
Colorado. On the BBS, it is in the "Solidarity" section where callers
may access it through a message base like an echo or newsgroup.
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message text to join or "UNSUBSCRIBE" to drop out.
Mail to: [log in to unmask] to submit a posting to LaborFilms.
Mail to: [log in to unmask] to get a list of subscribers.
Mail to: [log in to unmask] to receive the Labor Films Guide.
To access the BBS, call one of the numbers listed below (Denver area)
and leave a message to the sysop requesting access to the union area
of the board.
The Colorado Cougar BBS phones: 303-288-6009, 4432, 3359, 5275
FidoNet - 1:104/249 all lines 300 baud to 14.4 kilo-baud
Internet - cougar.com
Sysop - Len Wilson, IAM Local Lodge 1886
LaborFilms List Postmaster: Len Wilson [log in to unmask]
LaborFilms List Facilitator: Ted Werntz [log in to unmask]