The Durham Gala and Big Meeting 2016. Saturday 9th July. The 132nd Durham Miners’ Gala takes place on Saturday 9th July 2016. It embraces a huge flowing march of village pit groups with miner and community banners and colliery bands, which winds its way through the ancient streets […]
Cork Mother Jones Commemorative Committee
After 27 years of a struggle for the truth, the inquests into the deaths of 96 people at the football match in Hillsborough in April 1989 determined that they had been unlawfully killed. This decision represents a damning indictment of the South Yorkshire Police force. For the families […]
The Cork Mother Jones Committee is saddened to hear of the passing of Tommy Grimes from Kells, Co. Meath. Tommy was the founder of the Jim Connell festival in Kells which set about reviving the memory of Jim Connell, who wrote the words of the Red Flag, anthem […]
We are delighted to announce that the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2016 will commence on Thursday, 28th July and will continue over the weekend. A full programme of events will be announced for the festival and summer school in early springtime 2016.
The great songwriter of the International Workers of the World – the Wobblies, was executed in Utah 100 years ago today for a crime he did not commit. He never died, say we.
The Miners’ Angel CD, a tribute to Mother Jones has been launched recently. Featuring some 35 songs with a connection to Mother Jones and the struggle of miners, some exclusive to the collection, it comes highly recommended. Gretchen Peters, Kathy Moffatt, Si Kahn, Utah Phillips, Billy Bragg, […]
Item from earlier this year when a memorial event was held at Adelphi, Maryland where Mother Jones was cared for in her final years until her death in 1937 at the age of 93.