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                                                      -Mother Jones

Sunday September 27, 1903
From the Appeal to Reason: Report from National Organizer of S. P. A.

Socialist Party of America
George Goebel, a national organizer for the Socialist Party of America, was recently in Richmond, Virginia. He gave this account of his work there in the latest edition of the Appeal:
..I found [Richmond] ripe for Socialist agitation, because of the car strike which was just coming to a close with the men defeated. Spoke Saturday night in hall. Sunday afternoon went to a public park intending to speak. Was told by police that only religious speaking was permitted there, and the moment I attempted anything else I would be hauled down. I said, "All right, I guess I know how to make a religious address." Had a fine audience and wonderful attention. One old lady remarked at close it was the finest religion she ever listened to, and I guess she was right, for it was as good Socialism as I had to offer. Spoke again at night in hall.
"Yours for the Revolution"
The Appeal to Reason, 1895-1922

-ed by John Graham
U of NE Press, 1990

Saturday September 27, 1913
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan - W. F. M. Increases Strike Relief to $25,000 Per Week

The Western Federation of Miners has been spending $10,000 per week on the strike in Michigan's Copper Country, but will now be able to raise that amount to $25,000 per week. This increase has been made possible by various locals in Montana and Idaho which have generously vote to donate one day's pay their brothers in Michigan. Contributions to the Michigan Defense Fund have also been increasing.

Not all of this goes directly to the striking miners, however, as local officers are paid from this amount. There is also the printing cost of the Miners' Bulletin to be covered. Some discontent has been expressed by striking miners with the amount of strike relief as families struggle to make ends meet during the strike now in its ninth week.

Rebels on the Range
-by Arthur W Thurner
MI, 1984


Friday September 27, 2013
From Labour Behind the Label's Report: Cambodian Garment Workers Malnourished.

As London Fashion Week continues to showcase size zero models, Labour Behind the Label's new 'Shop 'til They Drop' report reveals that workers at the other end of the supply chain making clothes sold on the UK highstreet are seriously malnourished and at risk.

The report shows that factory workers in Cambodia consume just 1598 calories a day on average – around half the recommended amount. Body Mass Index (BMI) figures gathered from workers indicate that 33% of garment workers are medically underweight, and 25% seriously so, displaying figures that would be used to diagnose Anorexia over here...

These findings follow a continuing spate of factory faintings which have plagued the Cambodian garment industry in recent years, where up to 300 workers have been collapsing at one time on factory floors...

Read full article and view report here:

Labour Behind the Label

Labour Behind the Label is a campaign that works to improve conditions and empower workers in the global garment industry.
Hardtimes in Coleman's Mines-Aunt Molly Jackson

You go in the mines and work all day
   without a bite to eat,
Without a pair of pants to wear,
    no shoes on your feet.

Originally posted to Hellraisers Journal on Fri Sep 27, 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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