Marty Walsh, Mayor of Boston, Secretary of Labour nominee

Marty Walsh, Mayor of Boston, has been nominated by U.S. President-elect Joe Biden as Secretary of Labour. The news reports that Martin J. Walsh, Mayor of Chicago since 2014, whose parents were from Co Galway, has been nominated by President elect Joe Biden to be his Secretary of Labour has been welcomed by the Cork Mother Jones … Continue reading Marty Walsh, Mayor of Boston, Secretary of Labour nominee

The story of Marjorie Mazia and Woody Guthrie.

Saul Schneiderman, (below alongside a Mother Jones marker), editor of Friday's Labor Folklore has sent us the following link to the story of Marjorie Mazia and Woody Guthrie. Marjorie and Woody were married in 1945 and had four children, Cathy Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Joady Guthrie and Nora Guthrie. Woody was one of America's greatest working … Continue reading The story of Marjorie Mazia and Woody Guthrie.

Mother Jones visits Calumet, Michigan in August 1913

Mother Jones visits Calumet, Michigan in August 1913. The Cork Mother Jones Committee is very grateful to Jeremiah Mason, Archivist of the National Parks Service, Lake Superior Collection Management Centre at Keweenaw National Historical Park at Calumet in Michigan for providing the Cork Mother Jones Committee with a collection of five photographs of Mother Jones. … Continue reading Mother Jones visits Calumet, Michigan in August 1913

Mother Jones for 2019 Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parades

Mother Jones for the 2019 Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parades. For the very first time, the Mother Jones Heritage Project committee has been invited to participate in the Chicago St Patrick’s Day parades. The Illinois based committee has commissioned a new Mother Jones Banner especially for the parade and this banner will include a reference … Continue reading Mother Jones for 2019 Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parades

“The Female Vote: Why Gender Matters in American Politics” – Emily Twarog

Emily E.LB Twarog will appear at the Spirit of Mother Jones summer school on Friday morning 11am at the Cathedral Visitor Centre. Emily Twarog For many people in Ireland, American politics remain a mystery, we do not understand how Donald J Trump could be elected President of America. Dr Twarog will examine one aspect of … Continue reading “The Female Vote: Why Gender Matters in American Politics” – Emily Twarog

Mother Jones Monument at Mt. Olive, Illinois is rededicated

Sign over entrance to the Union Miners Cemetery, Mt. OliveMother Jones grave at the Union Miners Cemetery, Mount Olive, Illinois.The Mother Jones Monument Mother Jones Monument rededicated June 20, 2015 Mount Olive, Illinois - the following report of the rededication at Mount Olive Miners Cemetery has been sent to the Cork Mother Jones Committee by Terry … Continue reading Mother Jones Monument at Mt. Olive, Illinois is rededicated

“Get off your knees” – the Rosemary Feurer lecture 2014

At the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2014 an important paper was delivered Professor Rosemary Feurer of Northern Illinois University.  Prof. Feurer, who had also spoken at the inaugural festival in Cork in 2012, examined the parallel activities of Mother Jones and the great Irish socialist leaders James Connolly and "Big Jim" Larkin, in particular looking … Continue reading “Get off your knees” – the Rosemary Feurer lecture 2014