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

Saturday September 26, 1903
Cripple Creek District, Colorado - Military Arrests Continue, Union Men Remain in Bullpen

Just in case our readers believe that the military bullpen was emptied by the release of the four union men a few days ago, let us state here and now that striking miners and some of their supporters remain in the clutches of the military. General round-ups continue in the area and are so numerous that we are unable to keep track of those arrested, released, and re-arrested.

We list just a few:
Miners Frey, Johnson, Beckman and Poole were arrested last week and released a few days later. Joe Lynch, not a miner, but the marshal of Independence, and deemed too friendly with the union, has been arrested and released. William Dodsworth, president of No. 32 of W. F. of M., was also taken, held without charge, and released. More striking miners have been arrested, and are being held in the bullpen under appalling conditions without charge nor access to counsel.

An attempt was made to round-up the miners of Altman, but the military burst through the door of their union hall only to find it empty. The miners had been tipped-off, and left early before the hall was surrounded by 200 soldiers.

The Cripple Creek Strike
-by Emma F Langdon
(Part I, 1st pub 1904)
NY, 1969

Friday September 26, 1913
Southern Coalfields, Colorado - Secretary of Labor Sends Ethelbert Stewart as Mediator

Ethelbert Stewart
Ethelbert Stewart
Ethelbert Stewart arrived in Trinidad on the day of the exodus. He came as a mediator at the request of William B. Wilson, Secretary of Labor. As the miners and their families made their way out of the company towns, Stewart toured the area with the Colorado Labor Commissioner and two other state officials. They found that armed company guards had closed public roads. They were able to gain access to the mining camp at Primero after a heated exchange, and then found themselves under armed escort as they went about the camp.

In this camp, they found strikers who were being detained by armed guards. Labor Commissioner Brake was able to to get an order from the Las Animas County sheriff for the release of these miners along with their families.

All of the efforts made by Ethelbert Stewart to mediate the conflict in the Southern Coalfield have been rebuffed by the coal operators. The United Mine Workers of America stands ready to enter into negotiations at any time.

Out of the Depths
The Story of John R. Lawson, a Labor Leader

-by Barron B. Beshoar
(1st ed 1942)
CO, 1980


Thursday September 26, 2013
From ILRF advises ILO to look into report on Thai shrimp industry.

The International Labour Forum (ILRF) has strongly advised the International Labour Organization (ILO) to take into account the conclusions drawn in a recently published report on the working conditions in the Thai shrimp industry, since the latter has devised a project to reform it.

The report called The Walmart Effect: Child and Worker Rights Violations at Narong Seafood was jointly released by the ILRF and Warehouse Workers United (WWU).

emphasis added

Read full article here:

FIS, the web site of Fish Information & Services, is widely recognized as the standard for global seafood industry information on the Internet.
The Global Reach of Walmart!

International Labor Rights Forum

The Walmart Effect: Child and Worker Rights Violations at Narong Seafood

International Labor Organization

Warehouse Workers United

Countdown to Black Friday = 9 weeks +1 day!
At this point, I'm trying to round up every one who demonstrated together in San Antonio last year! What are you doing to get ready? Any suggestions or ideas will be most gratefully received.


We Can't End This Way-Ben Harper

I don't want to go my way
If you're not going my way
So I guess that means
I'll be going your way
I will lead or follow
Beg steal or borrow
Just for one more day

We can't end this way
           -Ben Harper

Originally posted to Hellraisers Journal on Thu Sep 26, 2013 at 11:13 AM PDT.

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

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