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  •  Here comes SpamNunn to explain (1+ / 0-)
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    why Mother Jones deserved all of the beatings that she received.

    "As the madmen play on words, and make us all dance to their song / to the tune of starving millions, to make a better kind of gun..." -- Iron Maiden

    by Lost Left Coaster on Thu Mar 08, 2012 at 03:19:45 PM PST

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    •  Never beaten but she was threatened many times. (1+ / 0-)
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      She enjoyed telling stories about the gun thugs:

           In front of the hotel [in WV] were two fellows and one said. "I would like to have a rope and hang that old woman to a tree." Another one said: "And I would like to pull the rope." After the meeting the boys pointed those men out. I stood with my back to a tree and said: "You said you would like to hang the old woman. Here is the old woman and the tree, where is your rope?" They ran away because there were more than a thousand men at the place.

      Mother Jones
      Sept 26, 1921
      Indianapolis, IN
      Convention Speech
      UMWA

      Weaving cloth with bayonets is hard to do. -Joe Hill

      by JayRaye on Thu Mar 08, 2012 at 03:54:57 PM PST

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