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

Monday September 21, 1903
Victor, Colorado - Citizens Chased Down Sidewalks by Military on Sunday Afternoon

Citizens of the city of Victor had their lovely Sunday afternoon ruined when General Chase and his troops suddenly appeared at a local restaurant with about a dozen imported strikebreakers. A crowd soon gathered out of curiosity. For no apparent reason, the military suddenly charged at the gathering of men, women, and children, driving them up the sidewalks.

Militiamen on horseback joined in, galloping down upon the citizens of Victor with their horses prancing and rearing. The people took shelter as best they could in buildings and stairways. An elderly gentleman, an old soldier, did not move quickly enough to please the militia. He was driven at the point of a sword by a soldier who ordered him to move faster. When the feeble old veteran was unable to do so, the soldier poked him several times in the back with his sword.

Mrs. Emma F. Langdon was a witness to these events and gave this account:

I, an American born woman, was an actual eye witness to this scene, in the streets on a Sabbath afternoon, in a town in the United States of America, and all done in the name of law and order and by order of the governor of the state of Colorado-is it possible-I can never expect people who did not see the act to believe it. I, for one, would not have believed that American born citizens could control themselves and stand by and look at such a sight...

The officers of the militia and mine owners know the union men of this district too well to ever think they would harm one of those strikebreakers. There could have been but one reason for the military escort furnished the non-union men, and that must have been that the mine owners had secured the most of them by misrepresentation and guarded them lest they get a chance to escape.

SOURCE
The Cripple Creek Strike
-by Emma F Langdon
(Part I, 1st pub 1904)
NY, 1969

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Sunday September 21, 1913
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan - Four Strikers Killed So Far in Copper Country

Hellraisers has learned that four strikers have been killed so far in Michigan's Copper Country since the Western Federation of Miners declared the strike on. We have been unable to learn the names of two of the strikers or the circumstances that led to their deaths. Steve Putrich and Alois Tijan were killed at Seeberville on August 14, 1913 when Sheriff Cruse and his deputies fired into their boarding house. The other two strikers were killed in two separate confrontations. The Woman of Auxiliary No. 15 of the Western Federation of Miners, led by Big Annie Clemenc, have erected white crosses were the strikers were killed. We will continue in our efforts to learn the names of these fellow workers that their sacrifice might never be forgotten.

SOURCES

Big Annie of Calumet
-by Jerry Stanley
NY, 1996

Rebels on the Range
-by Arthur W Thurner
MI, 1984

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Saturday September 21, 2013
From Working in These Times: An Update on Battle to Save Brooklyn's Hospitals

Sarah Jaffes gives us an update on the battle to save Brooklyn's hospitals:

The momentum in the fight to save Brooklyn's hospitals seems to have shifted decidedly to the side of the community, not the bosses.

Not only did the fight over the hospitals prove central to the mayoral primary, helping sweep Bill de Blasio from the back of the pack to near-certain Democratic nominee and overall favorite; not only did a judge step in last month to side with nurses in declaring that SUNY Downstate had no right to close Long Island College Hospital (LICH); but now, another judge has issued a sweeping ruling in favor of the nurses that may have consequences for other embattled institutions....

Along with several community associations, the unions and physicians' group [New York State Nurses Association, 1199SEIU and Concerned Physicians of LICH] have held rallies, taken direct action, staged a “Race for Care” and marched over the Brooklyn Bridge, taking their fight from a small neighborhood struggle to a defining issue of an election season that has centered on the gap between the city's haves and have-nots.

Read full article here:
http://inthesetimes.com/...

NY State Nurses Association
http://www.nysna.org/

1199SEIU
http://www.1199seiu.org/

Concerned Physicians of LICH
http://www.lichmedicalstaff.org/

See also:
"Race For Care" by Jaffe
http://inthesetimes.com/...

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Gone But Not Forgotten-Hank III

Drifting alone just like a dog now
Running with a no place to go
I'm trying to get over something
That did its best to take my soul

                        -Hank III

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Originally posted to Hellraisers Journal on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 11:13 AM PDT.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions, Anti-Capitalist Chat, and History for Kossacks.

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