Brave and Fearless
Thursday April 16, 1903
Montgomery, West Virginia - Mother Jones Continues Organizing for the UMWA
Mother Jones continues to stay in Montgomery, West Virginia as an organizer for the United Mine Workers of America in spite of the attempts made on her life last year. Three fires broke out within a few weeks time last December, and it was suspected that Mother was the target of those fires. She barely escaped alive from one of the fires which was started in a room adjoining hers. John Mitchell has expressed that he regrets always having to ask her to go into the most dangerous areas. Mother Jones maintains that she has her duty to perform and that nothing will stop her from the performance of that duty.
Mother Jones Speaks
-ed by Philip S Foner
Wednesday April 16, 1913
Paterson, New Jersey - Paterson Newspapers Call for Violence Against I.W.W.
The Paterson Press and other Paterson newspapers favorable to the Silk Mill Owners have been printing front-page editorials calling for the formation of a vigilance committee. They are urging violence against the I.W.W. leaders and the strikers who are out on picket-line duty. "Los Angeles, Akron, Denver, Ottawa, and other cities kicked the I.W.W. out of town in short order...What is Paterson doing to discourage this revolutionary horde?"
We also have this blatant call for violence against Big Bill from the Paterson Press: "Akron, Ohio, could not find a law to banish this dangerous revolutionist and his cohorts, but a citizens' committee of 1000 men did the trick in short order. Can Akron, Ohio, accomplish something that Paterson, N.J., cannot duplicate? The Paterson Press dislikes to believe it, but time will tell."
Meanwhile, the mill owners have hired an army of private detectives who are now working with the Paterson police.
An IWW Anthology
-ed by Joyce L Kornbluh
Charles H Kerr Pub, 1988
Tuesday April 16, 2013
From People For the American Way: Tell Fox News to Dump Hatemonger Erik Rush
Email from Ben Betz:
Frequent Fox News contributor Erik Rush got into a Twitter exchange shortly after yesterday’s apparent bombing to declare of Muslims: “Yes, they’re evil. Let’s kill them all.”SIGN THE PETITION
Rush is only one of many right-wing commentators to jump to the immediate conclusion that the tragic explosions at the Boston Marathon were the result of Islamic terrorism, but his “Kill them all” comment is so far over the line that Fox must distance itself from Rush’s violent bigotry....
Our thoughts and prayers remain with the victims of yesterday’s violence and their families. It’s a shame that we need to respond to such hate the very next day, but we do -- Rush’s brand of bigotry must be called out and answered...
Erik Rush is a WorldNetDaily columnist and, frankly, this is the kind of thing one would expect from a prominent voice on that site, which is a festering cesspool of right-wing bigotry and fringe conspiracy theories. But Fox News, albeit known for its right-wing bent, is a major news outlet and when it gives a podium to a hatemonger like Rush it legitimizes him and his views.
While the First Amendment protects Rush’s right to spout whatever venomous hate speech he wants, it doesn’t guarantee him a spot on a major news network. Rush has a right to say what he wants, but the public has the right to be outraged and demand action from one of his outlets...
Tell Fox News: No more contributions, on TV or online, from hatemonger Erik Rush.
We will stand by one another!
Wishing peace and comfort to all who are suffering during
this very difficult time.
With love and prayers,