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

Sunday March 22, 1903
West Virginia-Socialist Party of America Reaches out to Coal Miners

With the encouragement of the National Executive Committee local branches of the SPA are being established in West Virginia. In Charleston, a small Socialist group meets in the tailor shop of George Gherken. The group includes immigrants like Gherken and also West Virginia natives. Newly arrived workingmen often meet at the shop, and there they learn about Scientific Socialism . Links are being forged between these Charleston radicals and their comrades in the coal mines.

Working Class Radicals
The Socialist Party in West Virginia, 1898-1920

-by Frederick A Barkey
WV U Press, 2012

Saturday March 22, 1913
Pratt,West Virginia-More Prisoners Released by Governor Hatfield

Today the Governor released nineteen prisoners from the Military Bastille. This is in addition to the ten who were released on Thursday, and the fifteen released yesterday. Among those set free yesterday were the two UMWA international organizers who were arrested with Mother Jones, Charles Batley and Paul J Paulsen. Mother Jones remains in custody as does Charles H Boswell, editor of the Labor Argus. The Governor has yet to make public the verdicts and sentences of the Military Tribunal.

The Court-Martial of Mother Jones
-ed. by Edward M Steel, Jr
U Press of KY, 1995

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Friday March 22, 2013
From Labor Notes-Postal Unions Agitate to Keep Saturday Delivery by Jamie Partridge

The National Association of Letter Carriers is calling for a national day of action March 24 to save six-day delivery. Hundreds of actions, in every state, are being organized to persuade Congress, which must vote by March 27, to keep Saturday delivery. Find out here about events in your area.

The rank-and-file network Communities and Postal Workers United (CPWU) is urging unions and the public to mobilize for the March 24 rallies and raise other demands as well: save door-to-door delivery; reverse the closures of mail plants and offices; stop the privatization of trucking; and stop the sale of post offices and the delay of the mail.

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The Red Flag

Originally posted to Hellraisers Journal on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions and Anti-Capitalist Chat.

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