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

Previously unrecorded song about Mother Jones surfaces in the US

A previously unrecorded song about Mother Jones, written in 1902, has surfaced in the United States where it was written to welcome Mother Jones to a gathering of miners in Iowa. On the Appalachian activists listserv, Marat Moore heard about a new CD on the Battle of Blair Mountain. It won't be released until August … Continue reading Previously unrecorded song about Mother Jones surfaces in the US

Our guest speakers – Professor Elliott J. Gorn

As we come nearer to the date for the Cork Mother Jones Festival we would like to take an opportunity to introduce you to some of our guest contributors, starting with Professor Elliot J. Gorn. Elliott Gorn is Professor of American Civilisation and History at Brown University. He specializes in the social and cultural history … Continue reading Our guest speakers – Professor Elliott J. Gorn

US campaign to put Mother Jones on postage stamp

An interesting story which appeared in the Huffington Post about a month ago regarding a new campaign that has been started in the United States to have Mother Jones commemorated on a postage stamp in her adopted country. According to the article by author, playwright and former union activist David Macaray, a group of US … Continue reading US campaign to put Mother Jones on postage stamp