Karen Underwood Sings the Blues – concert at the Maldron Hotel, Cork this Wednesday (2nd August)

Tickets are still available for the Karen Underwood concert which takes place at the Maldron Hotel this Wednesday night at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival, starting at 9.30 pm. Karen was born in Chicago in the early 60s at a time when the Civil Rights movement was gaining momentum. Her home was full of … Continue reading Karen Underwood Sings the Blues – concert at the Maldron Hotel, Cork this Wednesday (2nd August)

Unions representing millions of U.S. workers salute Cork Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

AFL-CIO Proclamation The Cork Mother Jones Committee has received commemorative scrolls from a number of trade union groups from the United States which collectively represent many millions of American workers.  The proclamations express gratituted and appreciation of Cork born Mary Harris Jones (a.k.a. "Mother Jones") and her pioneering work on behalf of U.S. and migrant … Continue reading Unions representing millions of U.S. workers salute Cork Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

“Climate Change – Our Response!” – with Fr. Seán McDonagh

Warming of Planet Earth - Photo via NASA / Wikimedia (Public Domain) Fr Sean McDonagh will present a talk entitled “Climate Change – Our Response” at the Maldron Hotel on Thursday 3rd August 2017 as part of a general “environment day” at the 2017 Spirit of Mother Jones summer school. Fr. Sean McDonagh was born … Continue reading “Climate Change – Our Response!” – with Fr. Seán McDonagh

Origins and Lessons of the Spanish Civil War

Historian and author Harry Owens, will address the topic “Origins and Lessons of the Spanish Civil War” at the Maldron Hotel on Friday 4th August at 2.45. Anarchist militia from the National Confederation of Labour wave their flags and rifles for the camera in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War. ca. 1937 Barcelona, Spain The … Continue reading Origins and Lessons of the Spanish Civil War

Films at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2017

Films at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2017 Tuesday 1st August –Saturday 5th August 2017 Admission is free and all are welcome. Tuesday 1st August  Maldron Hotel, Shandon 2.30: “Mother Jones, America’s Most Dangerous Woman” a film by Rosemary Feurer and Laura Vazquez. Mother Jones: America's Most Dangerous Woman is a documentary about the amazing … Continue reading Films at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2017

The 2017 Cork Mother Jones Lectures.

The 2017 Cork Mother Jones Lectures.   Tuesday 1st August 2017 at 7.30 pm. Ethel Buckley Ethel Buckley leads the SIPTU Division’s collective bargaining, industrial organising, campaigning, membership growth and activist engagement strategies in the private sector. A member of the Executive Council of the ICTU, she was the inaugural Trade Union Organiser in Residence at … Continue reading The 2017 Cork Mother Jones Lectures.

“The Bolshevik Revolution – its Impact on Cork and the Irish Labour Movement”.

Russian Workers marching for bread and freedom, Petrograd 1917 On Friday morning 4th August at 11.00am at the Maldron Hotel, Historian Luke Dineen will present “The Bolshevik Revolution – Impact on Cork and Irish Labour”. One hundred years ago, this Revolution changed the face of the world for the rest of the 20th Century, yet … Continue reading “The Bolshevik Revolution – its Impact on Cork and the Irish Labour Movement”.

La Pasionaria – the story of Dolores Ibárruri

Dolores Ibarruri (La Pasionaria) -addressing a huge rally at Madrid in 1936. On Friday 4th August at 2.15, local historian, Anne Twomey will speak of the life of Dolores Ibárruri known as “La Pasionaria”, the Passion Flower. This talk forms part of an afternoon and evening of events devoted to an examination of the issues … Continue reading La Pasionaria – the story of Dolores Ibárruri