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WAPC group who spoke at festival visit SIPTU

Shortly after they appeared at this year’s Spirit of Mother Jones Festival in Cork, representatives of Yorkshire mining communities including Anne Scargill and Betty Cook of Women Against Pit Closures paid a courtesy visit to Liberty Hall, Dublin, national headquarters of the country’s largest trade union, SIPTU.  There […]

Illinois Senator praises Cork festival

The Cork Mother Jones Festival Committee has received a warm message of support and encouragement from Illinois Senator Andy Manar. Senator Manar in a thoughful and positive  message to the Cork Mother Jones Committee for the Spirit of Mother Jones festival states that “you have all my deepest […]

Greetings from the Mayor of Boston

The Cork Mother Jones Committee received an enormous number of messages of support for the recent Spirit of Mother Jones Festival from around the world. Among those received was the following message of support from Martin J Walsh, Mayor of Boston. We are delighted to have received this […]

Today is Mother Jones Day

Today, Friday 1st August officially Mother Jones Day in Cork and is also the final day of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival. After an inspiring day of film, music and debate Day 3 ended last night with a full house at the Firkin Crane for Si Kahn […]

Mother Jones is back in Colorado!

Mother Jones impersonator Kaiulani Lee begins a tour of Colorado next week.  Kaiulani, who wowed Cork audiences at the inaugural Spirit of Mother Jones festival in 2012 is touring under the auspices of the United Mine Workers’ of America with her play “Can’t Scare Me, the story of […]