Mary "Mother" Jones picture from 1901 Mother Jones…..National Mining Hall of Fame Inductee 248. On September 14, 2019 Mother Jones was inducted into the National Mining Hall of Fame in Leadville, Colorado. According to its website…. “The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is a monument to the memory of the men and women who pioneered … Continue reading Mother Jones….. US National Mining Hall of Fame Inductee 248.
“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
Main engine house at the Mountain Mine at Allihies, built 1862. Photo (c) Nigel Cox and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons licence Tadhg O’Sullivan, Vice chairperson of the Allihies Copper Mine Museum will speak of the tradition of mining at the old Allihies Copper mines and the exodus of the miners in … Continue reading From Allihies to Butte, Montana
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
Paul Winter of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Committee (OTJC) will speak at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival on Wednesday morning 30th July 2014 at 12 noon at the Firkin Crane, where as an eye witness he will describe the events of 30 years ago at the Orgreave Coking works during the British Miners … Continue reading The Battle for Orgreave – 30 years on