“Anne & Betty United by the Struggle”, with Ian Clayton. Published by Route.

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, trade 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 … Continue reading “Anne & Betty United by the Struggle”, with Ian Clayton. Published by Route.

134th Annual Durham Miner’s Gala, 14th July

A word from our friends in Durham, England:--- Durham Gala parade of banners pass the reviewing platform at the old County Hotel, Durham The 134th Annual Durham Miners Gala takes place on Saturday 14th July 2018. Starting at 8 am, the colourful parade of banners and bands passes through the ancient town towards the picturesque Racecourse … Continue reading 134th Annual Durham Miner’s Gala, 14th July

Anne Scargill & Betty Cook sing “The Women’s Song”

Anne Scargill and Betty Cook, Women Against Pit Closures at the Firkin Crane with Yorkshire Mother Jones banner. A number of people have asked if any video footage was available of Anne Scargill and Betty Cook of Women Against Pit Closures singing their anthem from the Miners Strike era - "The Women's Song".  The song … Continue reading Anne Scargill & Betty Cook sing “The Women’s Song”

Mother Jones in the minefields of West Virginia

“Mother Jones in the Minefields of West Virginia: An American Adventure Story”   The 2014 Cork Mother Jones Lecture will be presented by Professor James Green of the University of Massachussets, Boston. The lecture will take place at 7.30 at the Firkin Crane Centre in Shandon on Tuesday 29th July. James Green was inspired by … Continue reading Mother Jones in the minefields of West Virginia

Interesting films at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2014

Film has been an important part of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival since the beginning.  This year we will be showing five films covering the struggles of  people in extraordinary situations in the fight for justice and rights.  All film showings are free of charge. All welcome. Tuesday 29th July – Friday 1st August 2014  Admission is … Continue reading Interesting films at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2014

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!