Mt. Olive, resting place of Mother Jones, counts cost of Tornado

Mount Olive is arguably best known as the last resting place of Mary Harris, Mother Jones and the victims of the Virden Massacre of 1898. However Mount Olive was recently in the news for other reasons. Like many surrounding districts Mount Olive suffered major damage in the May 2013 Tornado outbreaks. Our thanks to Patty … Continue reading Mt. Olive, resting place of Mother Jones, counts cost of Tornado

Marat Moore’s inspiring address to Cork Mother Jones Festival

Cork’s Gift to American Labor: Thoughts on the Extraordinary Life of Mary Harris Jones This is a revised and longer version of the inaugural lecture given by Marat Moore at the Mother Jones festival on August 1, 2012, at the Firkin Crane Center, Shandon, Cork.   Go raibh maith agat. Thank you, Ger.  This festival … Continue reading Marat Moore’s inspiring address to Cork Mother Jones Festival