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You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.
                                                      -Mother Jones

Thursday July 16, 1903
Elizabeth, New Jersey - Mother Jones and the Industrial Army Receive Warm Reception

Mother Jones arrived here by train yesterday at 12:15 PM. The Industrial Army marched into town a bit later. The Army, lead by Mother Jones, then marched to Washington Hall on Elizabeth Street. They will be the guests of the Socialist Party of Elizabeth while they are in town. Mayor Ryan and the local labor unions also gave the Crusaders a warm welcome.

In the afternoon, the Army held a parade through the factory section of town and collected donations as the workers quit for the day. In the evening, another parade was held and Mother Jones spoke at Washington Hall, followed by another meeting and another speech at Eller Park.

Atwell Bartholomew, President of the New Brunswick Federation of Trades and Labor Unions, has issued a statement "repudiating certain views" of Mother Jones:

While organized labor is in full sympathy with "Mother" Jones's views on child labor, she did not express the sentiment of organized labor toward the Church. We see no reason why the Church and labor should not be considered as allies, working together for the uplifting of Humanity.
Readers of Hellraisers will remember that Mother was critical of one preacher in New Brunswick who said that it was the politicians, and not the church, who should help the children. She did not say that the Church and labor could not be allies. Thankfully, Mother has more courage than the F. of L. leaders when it comes to standing up to those preachers who concern themselves more with "proper society" than with the poor and dispossessed.

The Industrial Army stayed last night at Washington Hall as guests of the proprietor, Edward Danneberger. They plan to visit the factory section of town again today. And will leave for Newark tomorrow.


The New York Times
-of July 16, 1903 (X2)

Boston Daily Globe
-of July 16, 1903

The Children's Crusade Summary
Day 9: Wednesdy July 15, 1903
From Rahway, NJ
To Elizabeth, NJ
(Use with "get directions" on google maps to follow general route of march.)

Wednesday July 16, 1913
Pennsylvania - Industrial Workers of the World in the Anthracite Field?

The Wall Street Journal is reporting a claim by the coal operators that the I.W.W. is attempthing to supplant the United Mine Workers in the anthracite field:

Anthracite operators say that the Industrial Workers of the World have become active in some parts of the coal fields in northeastern Pennsylvania and have given rise to some difficulties. It is said to be the aim of the Industrial Workers of the World to absorb or succeed the United Mine Workers. The appointment of local grievance committees was agreed to by the miners and operators last year and it is reported that the Industrial Workers of the World organizers are holding forth promises to the foreign miners to get members of that body appointed to these committees. J.J. Ettor, the I.W.W. leader, has been billed to speak several times in the region, but has so far not put in an appearance.

The Wall Street Journal
(NY, NY)
-of July 16, 1913


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Tuesday July, 16, 2013
Malala Yousafzai spoke before the United Nations on her 16th birthday, July 12th:

A few quotes:

So here I stand...    one girl among many.

I speak – not for myself, but for all girls and boys.

I raise up my voice – not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.

Those who have fought for their rights:

Their right to live in peace.

Their right to be treated with dignity.

Their right to equality of opportunity.

Their right to be educated.

Dear sisters and brothers, now it's time to speak up.

So today, we call upon the world leaders to change their strategic policies in favour of peace and prosperity.

We call upon the world leaders that all the peace deals must protect women and children's rights. A deal that goes against the dignity of women and their rights is unacceptable.

We call upon all governments to ensure free compulsory education for every child all over the world.

We call upon all governments to fight against terrorism and violence, to protect children from brutality and harm.

We call upon the developed nations to support the expansion of educational opportunities for girls in the developing world.

We call upon all communities to be tolerant – to reject prejudice based on cast, creed, sect, religion or gender. To ensure freedom and equality for women so that they can flourish. We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.

We call upon our sisters around the world to be brave – to embrace the strength within themselves and realise their full potential.

Dear brothers and sisters, we want schools and education for every child's bright future. We will continue our journey to our destination of peace and education for everyone. No one can stop us. We will speak for our rights and we will bring change through our voice. We must believe in the power and the strength of our words. Our words can change the world...

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Isn't She Lovely?

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Originally posted to Hellraisers Journal on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by Sexism and Patriarchy, Invisible People, In Support of Labor and Unions, Anti-Capitalist Chat, Shamrock American Kossacks, and Mother Mary Harris Jones.

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