Pray for the dead and fight like hell for living.
-Mother Jones

Monday June 23, 2014
Shandon, Cork, Ireland - Cork Honors It's Rebel Daughter, Mother Jones

Tuesday 29th July to Friday 1st August 2014
Mary Harris Jones, Cork's Rebel Daughter"

The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival will be held again this Summer and will celebrate the life of the enigmatic Mother Jones, a woman held in high regard in this area. Be sure to come and join in!

In 2012 Shandon was the location for the inaugural Mother Jones Festival which celebrated the 175 Anniversary of the birth of Mary Harris nearby. The festival was hugely successful, receiving coverage throughout Ireland and America and placing the ancient Shandon Quarter in international focus.

The Cork Mother Jones Committee felt Shandon should continue to honour Mother Jones by highlighting and providing a platform for discussing labour history, trade union campaigns for fair working conditions and social issues in the setting of the birthplace of Mother Jones.


The festival features films, music, and speakers. For more information (and photo credit) visit:

To download the complete program:
pdf! http://motherjones175.files.wordpress.com/...

A new ballad by Cork musician Pete Duffy, which will be performed publicly for the first time at 1pm on Thursday 31st July 2014 during “Music at the Maldron” session at the Maldron Hotel, Shandon for the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival with Muddy Lee. All are welcome to attend and sing along at this first performance of Children of Mother Jones for Cork’s famous rebel daughter. A Douglas Writers commemorative project for the Spirit of Mother Jones festival 2014.
The Children of Mother Jones by Pete Duffy



Mother Jones Standing
Mother Jones Lives

At Facebook, Mother Jones Lives was founded on December 18, 2013 and features almost daily updates with photo and newspaper headlines from the life and times of Mother Jones:


Mother Jones, her times, and her legacy


We are dedicated to raising awareness of Mother Jones, the value she placed on worker rights, her connection to global movements for human rights. We will use this site to promote the forthcoming Mother Jones Museum in Mt. Olive Illinois as well as to build awareness of her through our website http://www.motherjonesmuseum.org/

More links:info, photos, & twitter.

Mother Jones Museum

A virtual museum and education site about the amazing labor agitator, Mother Jones. By June 2015, we will have an actual museum! Stay tuned!
The museum offers for sale a 24-minute DVD:
Mother Jones: America's Most Dangerous Woman is a new documentary about the amazing labor heroine, Mary Harris Jones, known as "Mother" Jones....

The documentary was produced by Rosemary Feurer.

It was co-directed by Feurer and Laura Vazquez.

Feurer is a labor historian who teaches at Northern Illinois University. She is the author of Radical Unionism in the Midwest, 1900-1950

Vazquez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Northern Illinois University

This documentary "should be shown in schools all over the country."
-Howard Zinn, author of The People's History of the United States
(photo credit)


Mother Jones Monument
Mother Jones Monument

At Facebook:

To maintain, improve and promote the burial site, surrounding area and memory of the Union Miner's Cemetery and Mary Harris "Mother" Jones monument.
Union Miners' Cemetery

Located in Mount Olive, Illinois, about 50 miles north (and a bit east) of St Louis, Missouri:

Beyond the wrought iron gate to the little burial ground rises a granite obelisk on which is a great medallion bearing the likeness of Mother Jones. She is guarded on either side by a larger-than-life bronze statue of a coal miner with his sledge. At the base is a simple stone nestled in the grass, Mother Mary Jones.

[photo credit, above source]

"Mother Jones Monument in Illinois to Be Restrored"
-by Jim Suhr, Associated Press, June 18, 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Union workers are chipping in to give a makeover to a monument for firebrand labor activist Mother Jones, more than 80 years after their predecessors and school kids scrimped pennies during the Great Depression to build the towering structure at her Illinois gravesite.

Local politicians joined labor leaders Tuesday in a union-owned Mount Olive cemetery northeast of St. Louis to announce that a drive led by the AFL-CIO cobbled together more than $60,000 for the cause. Donors, from more than 100 different union groups, come from 17 states, stretching from California to New York and contributing anything from $5 to $5,000.

"The legacy of Mother Jones is one we treasure," Michael Carrigan, the Illinois AFL-CIO's president said during a ceremony this week announcing the fund-raising results.

Full article here:

H/T to blueoasis, thank you!

The Spirit of Mother Jones - Andy Irvine


Originally posted to Hellraisers Journal on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM PDT.

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

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