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

Monday April 20, 1903
West Virginia - Mother Jones Not Leaving in Spite of Injunctions, Prosecutors, or Fires

The Injunctions issued by Judge John J Jackson against the United Mine Workers have not caused Mother Jones to leave the state.  She has not followed the advice of the Judge to become a charity worker, but remains an official organizer for the UMWA. She has ignored the prosecutor who called her the "most dangerous woman in the country today." He offered to recommend mercy if she would "leave the state and never return." She replied to that prosecutor:

I didn't come into the court asking mercy, but I came here looking for justice. And I will not leave this state so long as there is a single little child that asks me to stay and fight his battle for bread.
She continues to stay in the hotels of Montgomery in spite of three attempts to burn her out, one of which nearly killed her.

SOURCE
The Autobiography of
Mother Jones
-ed by Mary Field Parton
Charles H Kerr Pub, 1990
Pittston Strike
Commemorative Edition

For more on the fires:
http://www.dailykos.com/...

Sunday April 20, 1913
Paterson, New Jersey - Reed in jail with Tresca and Haywood

Jack Reed spent his first night in the Passaic Count Jail attempting to strike up a conversation with I.W.W. organizer, Carlo Tresca. He was reportedly given the cold shoulder. Tresca fell silent as did the other strikers, taking their cue from Tresca. Reed, therefore,  spent his first night alone in a corner of the crowded cell. The next morning, Big Bill Haywood joined the prisoners, and greeted Reed warmly. He assured the other prisoners that they could trust Jack Reed, and encouraged them to speak freely to him. Jack Reed has been busy these past few days interviewing Tresca, Haywood, and the other I.W.W. prisoners.

SOURCE
John Reed:
Witness to Revolution

-by Tamara Hovey
CA, 1975

Saturday April 20, 2013
Erie, Pennsylvania - UE Local 506 fighting to keep good union jobs in PA

UE Local 506 is involved in the struggle to preserve good union jobs. GE plans to ship 950 jobs to the right-to-work(so called) state of Texas. GE plans to outsource an unknown number of other jobs in the plant of about 3500 union workers.

Kossacks! this is the union local of our very own, Mentamark. Please leave him some messages of Solidarity. Also follow the link to his union local and show our Brothers and Sisters of Local 506 the same.

More information here:

UE Local 506 holds rally:
(with video)
http://www.erietvnews.com/...

Diary by S Kitchen:
(With link to interview of Mentamark at Raging Chicken)
http://www.dailykos.com/...

Some great photos of rally in the comments:
http://www.dailykos.com/...

UE Local 506
United Electrical Radio & Machine Workers of America
http://www.uelocal506.org/

The Machine Shop on The Justice Tour, 2011
singing Solidarity Forever

Solidarity to our Brothers and Sisters of UE Local 506,
JayRaye

Originally posted to Hellraisers Journal on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by History for Kossacks, In Support of Labor and Unions, and DKos Pennsylvania.

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