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

Sunday April 19, 1903
From Montgomery, West Virginia - Letter* from Mother Jones to Henry Demarest Lloyd

My dear Mr. Lloyed
     ...The thank you Judge [J.J. Jackson] is not correct. I did not thank him. he told me not to violate his Injunction. I told him I would not violate the Law. I was going out to continue the work for which I was arrested. If that violated his Injunction I feared it would be violated. he Said I ought to join some Charity Organization. I told him If I had my way I would tear down every Charity Institution in the country to day build on their ruins the Temple of Justice. My plea was for Justice not Charity...
                                                                                 Mother Jones
*As written without correction, except punctuation, as needed for clarity.

The Correspondence of Mother Jones
-ed by Edward M Steel
U of Pittsburgh Press, 1985

Saturday April 19, 1913
Paterson, New Jersey - The Funeral of Modestino Valentino

A mass funeral was held today in Paterson for Modestino Valentino. Mr. Valentino was killed by a stray bullet on Thursday when police and the private detectives, hired by the mill owners, fired into a group of unarmed strikers who were hooting at the scab-herders. Twenty thousand strikers attended the funeral. They passed silently by his casket, each one dropping a red carnation.

History of the Labor Movement in the United States Vol 4
The Industrial Workers of the World 1905-1917
-by Philip S Foner
International Pub, 1980

Friday April 19, 2013
From Democracy Now: Trial of Rios Montt Suspended in Guatemala

"Genocide Trial of Former Dictator Ríos Montt Suspended After Intervention by Guatemalan President"

Warning Graphic
"Exclusive: Allan Nairn Exposes Role of U.S. and New Guatemalan President in Indigenous Massacres"

I am unable to comment on this at this time. Too upset, worked with the over-ground railroad in Minneapolis in the early 80s. Remembering a real person who became my friend. Her family, her village, was massacred right before her eyes.

A favorite from the Walker Community Church Songbook

Originally posted to Hellraisers Journal on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by WE NEVER FORGET, Invisible People, In Support of Labor and Unions, and Anti-Capitalist Chat.

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