“Get off your knees” – the Rosemary Feurer lecture 2014

At the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2014 an important paper was delivered Professor Rosemary Feurer of Northern Illinois University.  Prof. Feurer, who had also spoken at the inaugural festival in Cork in 2012, examined the parallel activities of Mother Jones and the great Irish socialist leaders James Connolly and "Big Jim" Larkin, in particular looking … Continue reading “Get off your knees” – the Rosemary Feurer lecture 2014

Gatherings held to honour Mother Jones

Mother Jones' burial site at the Union Miner's Cemetery, Mount Ollive, Illinois, where she lies beside the victims of the Virden Massacre.   On Sunday 5th October 2014 at mid day a gathering took place at the grave of Mother Jones at the Union Miners Cemetery at Mount Olive, Illinois. After some speeches and some … Continue reading Gatherings held to honour Mother Jones

Anne Scargill & Betty Cook sing “The Women’s Song”

Anne Scargill and Betty Cook, Women Against Pit Closures at the Firkin Crane with Yorkshire Mother Jones banner. A number of people have asked if any video footage was available of Anne Scargill and Betty Cook of Women Against Pit Closures singing their anthem from the Miners Strike era - "The Women's Song".  The song … Continue reading Anne Scargill & Betty Cook sing “The Women’s Song”