This publication is a rarity. Working-class women who fight for social justice seldom get an opportunity to tell their own story in their own voices. Social, union and labour history is sometimes interpreted by those far removed from the day-to-day lives and experience of those directly involved. The contributions of working class women remains unacknowledged and invisible … Continue reading “Anne & Betty United by the Struggle”, with Ian Clayton. Published by Route.
John in pensive mood at The Spirit of Mother Jones FestivalOur friend John JefferiesJohn with Richard T. Cooke at The Spirit of Mother Jones FestivalJohn Jefferies at the presentation of the 2017 Spirit of Mother Jones Award to Ken Fleming with the rest of the Cork Mother Jones Committee and Joe O'Flynn (General Secretary of … Continue reading John Jefferies RIP
Beginning on Saturday 1st August, the Cork Mother Jones Committee in conjunction with Cork Community TV are making available on television, some of the talks and presentations, which have been delivered at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festivals and Summer Schools since 2012. The original series of Mother Jones annual lectures, will be shown on … Continue reading The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2020 on Cork Community TV
Documentary on One – The Little Shop of Secrets by Bill Murphy.Saturday July 18th at 1pm on Radio 1In the early decades of the last century two …http://www.rte.ie/docononeThe remarkable Wallace sisters. https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/an-irishman-s-diary-about-about-a-republican-newsagents-in-revolution-era-cork-1.2736364
Síle and Nora Wallace Documentary on One – The Little Shop of Secrets by Bill Murphy.Saturday July 18th at 1pm on Radio 1In the early decades of the last century two sisters, Nora and Sheila Wallace, ran a small newsagents in the centre of Cork City. However, their customers were unaware that when they bought their Irish … Continue reading The remarkable Wallace sisters.
Woody GuthrieMarjorie MaziaMother Jones Mother Jones signpost Saul Schneiderman, (below alongside a Mother Jones marker), editor of Friday's Labor Folklore has sent us the following link to the story of Marjorie Mazia and Woody Guthrie. Marjorie and Woody were married in 1945 and had four children, Cathy Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Joady Guthrie and Nora Guthrie. … Continue reading The story of Marjorie Mazia and Woody Guthrie.
The Cork Mother Jones Committee received the following film from Saul Schniderman, the person who discovered the site of Mother Jones' death (1930) in Adelphi, Maryland. The Maryland Historic Trust has placed a marker there, on Powder Mill Road, before the Hillandale Baptist Church. The film shows the dedication of the Mary Harris "Mother Jones" … Continue reading Mother Jones Dedication -Film
The Cork Mother Jones Committee, wishes, to announce the postponement of the ninth Spirit of Mother Jones Festival (2020), from its original date (29th July-1st Aug), to the final weekend in November. (November 27th -30th). James Nolan, spokesperson for the festival and summer school stated. "We are postponing the festival in the interests of the … Continue reading Cork Mother Jones Festival 2020 postponed.
President of Ireland in tribute to the brave workers in the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr Michael D Higgins recalls the battle cry of Mother Jones and the motto that lies at the heart of International Workers Commemoration Day.. "Remember the death and fight like hell for the living" Click here
Join our live celebration on zoom. WE SHALL RISE! Preregister at link recommended. Join Sara Nelson (AFA/CWA), Cecil Roberts (UMWA) & Daniel Mulhall, Ireland's Ambassador to the U.S., Brian O Brien, Ireland’s consul general for Chicago & Midwest.& MORE ! Toasts from Cork Ireland, Mother Jones’ birthplace & Mother Jones Monument, Mt. Olive Illinois. Learn … Continue reading Mother Jones May Day We Shall Rise Party