Mary Harris Jones
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Mary Harris Jones
Out of labor’s struggle in Arizona came better conditions for the workers, who must everywhere, at all times, under advantage and disadvantage work out their…
In Georgia where children work day and night in the cotton mills they have just passed a bill to protect song birds. What about the…
Little girls and boys, barefooted, walked up and down between the endless rows of spindles, reaching thin little hands into the machinery to repair snapped…
I went West and took part in the strike of the machinists – the Southern Pacific Railroad, the corporation that swung California by its golden…
The strike of the miners in Arizona was one of the most remarkable strikes in the history of the American labor movement. Its peaceful character,…
Sometimes it seemed to me I could not look at those silent little figures; that I must go north, to the grim coal fields, to…
You know I took an oath to tell the truth when I took the witness stand.
Today the white child is sold for two dollars a week to the manufacturers.
I would fight God Almighty Himself if He didn’t play square with me.
I am Mother Jones. The Government can’t take my life and you can’t take my arm, but you can take my suitcase.
I have always advised men to read.
I was born in revolution.
I will tell the truth wherever I please.
Sit down and read. Educate yourself for the coming conflicts.
I am not blind to the shortcomings of our own people.
Men’s hearts are cold. They are indifferent.
I’m not a humanitarian. I’m a hell-raiser.
I am not unaware that leaders betray, and sell out, and play false.
I nursed men back to sanity who were driven to despair. I solicited clothes for the ragged children, for the desperate mothers. I laid out…
I want to hold a series of meetings all over the country and get the facts before the American people.
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