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

Saturday July 18, 1903
Newark, New Jersey - Mother Jones and Industrial Army Are Guests of Trade Council

Mother Jones and her Army arrived in this city, yesterday, in the early afternoon. They came from Elizabeth on foot and by trolley. They paraded, banners waving,  through Broad Street to their temporary headquarters where a luncheon was served.

In the evening, Mother Jones spoke before a large open-air meeting in front of the courthouse. Several hundred supporters cheered her speech entusiastically. Delegates from the Essex County Trades Council also spoke giving a warm welcome to the "miners' friend" and her Industrial Army. The Trades Council hosted the Crusaders while they were in Newark.

The Army set out this morning for Paterson, and are expected to arrive in that city by noon today
New York Times
-of July 18, 1903

-& July 19, 1903

The Children's Crusade Summary
Day 11: Friday July 17, 1903
From Elizabeth, NJ
To Newark, NJ
(Use with "get directions" on google maps to follow general route of march.)

Friday July 18, 1913
Paterson, New Jersey - Big Bill Haywood Ill, Resigns Leadership of Silk Strike

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn,
Big Bill Haywood, and
Smilin Joe Ettor
Big Bill Haywood has announced that he will no longer be actively involved in the Paterson Silk Strike. This comes as another blow to the silk strikers who are battling on in spite of hunger, arrests, and fines. Joseph Ettor, an organizer with the Industrial Workers of the World, stated that Haywood is ill and unable to continue his active role in the strike.

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn is in New York City at the home with her parents, reportedly ill with a severe sore throat.

It appears that 3,500 dyers will go back to work this week. Many of the ribbon and broad silk workers have been going back to work during the past three weeks.


The Indianapolis News
-of July 17, 1913

The Journal News
(Hamilton, OH)
-of July 18, 1913

Thursday July 18, 2013
From PBS: One Million Children Labor in Africa's Goldmines

On the rocky ground outside the Kollo mining village near the border between Burkina Faso and Ghana, about 100 people are working, 30 or so of them children...

Nearby, a small hill rises from this barren gold field, and atop this hill are hand-dug shafts that plunge 150 feet into the ground. Joseph, 15, and Germain, 12, lead the way down into the mine..

The shaft ends in a cramped, pitch-dark pit...In the darkness, sitting cross-legged with a flashlight strapped to his head, is a small boy... His hands never stop moving - scooping and chipping, chipping and scooping. The older boys call him Théophile. They say he is 7 years old...

The United Nations' International Labor Organization estimates that as many as a million children between ages 5 and 17 work in the small-scale gold mines of Africa for as little as $2 a day.

Read full article here:

International Labor Organization
With link to download ILO report on children and gold mining.

God Bless the Child

God Bless the Child-Blood Sweat and Tears

Originally posted to Hellraisers Journal on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT.

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

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