Palikari – Louis Tikas and the Ludlow Massacre!

Louis Tikas Palikari………..Louis Tikas and the Ludlow Massacre! Louis Tikas was a good friend of Mother Jones and they worked alongside each other in Colorado in the final months of 1913 when the Colorado miners went on strike. Louis Tikas was born in Crete in 1886 as Elias Anastasios Spantidakis and later emigrated from Greece … Continue reading Palikari – Louis Tikas and the Ludlow Massacre!

The Cork Harbour Soviet

The Cork Mother Jones Committee is delighted to welcome local historian Luke Dineen back to the Spirit of Mother Jones festival in 2014. Luke is 24 years old and is presently working on a PhD Thesis in UCC on the labour movement in Cork and Derry from 1917 to 1923. Luke gave a presentation on … Continue reading The Cork Harbour Soviet

Mother Jones inducted into Irish American Hall of Fame

Induction of Mother Jones to the Irish American Heritage Center Hall of Fame. On behalf of the Cork Mother Jones Committee which organises the annual Spirit of Mother Jones Festival in the Irish city of the birthplace of Mary Harris, I wish to congratulate the Irish American Heritage Center on selecting Mother Jones for induction … Continue reading Mother Jones inducted into Irish American Hall of Fame

2013 Opening video and news of 2014 Festival

Here's a video of the official opening of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2013 which was performed by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Catherine Clancy on Tuesday, 30th July at the Maldron Hotel, Shandon, Cork.   Our thanks to Catherine Courtney for the video.  Music performed by Richard T. Cooke. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDlmmg6Frnk&w=640&h=360 Meanwhile news … Continue reading 2013 Opening video and news of 2014 Festival