Submitted by LostClown on Tue, 03/29/2011 - 5:50pm
Amelia “Milka” Sablich (Check this site out - soooooo much more about her - I took some from it, thank you, and there's a page dedicated to her here.)
A lesser-known rebel girl who is definitely worth mentioning is Amelia “Milka” Sablich, also known as the “girl in flaming red” after her bright red clothes. Hailing from Trinidad, Colo., this 19-year-old was compared to the famous Mother Jones, however, the media decided Milka was much tougher. Given that she was known to get into physical fights with men, including police, it’s hard to take that away from her! Read below the fold...
Submitted by LostClown on Fri, 03/25/2011 - 2:36pm
Submitted by LostClown on Tue, 03/22/2011 - 10:54am
Sometimes remembered tangentially for being a love interest of Big Bill Haywood, Jessie Ashley was an IWW figure in her own right. As one of the few women attorneys in the early 20th century United States, she dedicated her career to defending jailed unionists, and later in life, to advocating for a woman’s right for access to birth control. From a highly-educated and wealthy background, Ashley and many of her East Village compatriots were looked at with suspicion by some in the ranks of the IWW, but she threw herself into solidarity work without hesitation. Read below the fold...
Submitted by LostClown on Mon, 03/21/2011 - 8:43pm
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Submitted by LostClown on Thu, 03/17/2011 - 10:02am
Mary Harris Jones, better known as “Mother Jones” and born in the rebel county of Cork, Ireland, was once described as “the most dangerous woman in America,” which must be up there with being “more dangerous than a thousand rioters”! She stated in her autobiography that her family had been involved in the “struggle against British rule” in Ireland. Indeed her grandfather was hanged as a result of his activity in the nationalist movement. Mother Jones played a huge role in bringing the issue of child labor to the forefront of the political agenda, writing in her autobiography: Read below the fold...
Submitted by LostClown on Tue, 03/15/2011 - 12:45am
A brief intro to this series. Since it is union time with all this attack on unions and it is women's history month, and I am a Wobbly, I thought I would take the time to highlight some very important women from the history of the Wobblies. Enjoy.
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Submitted by LostClown on Mon, 03/14/2011 - 1:36am
Going from Madison, WI and being among tractors and 100's of thousands of protesters to Mt. Olive, IL and the graves of 100's of Union Miners and The Most Dangerous Woman in the World was a very humbling experience for this Industrial Worker of the World. If Mother Jones were alive today she would be in Madison and a general strike would be underway. This I firmly believe. Read below the fold...
Submitted by madamab on Fri, 04/30/2010 - 9:00am
I went to the movies last week and saw "Clash of the Titans." (One of the odd things about me is that I really enjoy cheesy action movies. That one was extra, extra cheesy, though.) Anyway, there was a commercial before the movie about a new History Channel documentary called "America: The Story of Us." It promised to be an amazingly fabulous several-part series about the history of our country, which I admit sounded quite interesting. The next night, it came on, and I watched it. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Mytwords on Sun, 01/31/2010 - 1:17am
[Welcome, C&L readers! And please consider returning tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 4, 1:00PM EST, for a live blog with Dr. Margaret Flowers of PNHP, member of the Baucus 8, who's been practicing civil disobedience for single payer. -- lambert]
[UPDATE Since Dr. Flowers will be taping a show with Bill Moyers at the previously scheduled time, we're rescheduling, hopefully to this weekend. --lambert] Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Wed, 11/19/2008 - 8:06pm
Submitted by Mandos on Thu, 10/02/2008 - 12:32am
For a good long while before the 30s, some people thought they could create wealth while not paying anybody, and it all came crashing down. Then they were made to pay people, for their own good. Years later, they tried to realize the dream of not paying anybody a second time around, with even cleverer not paying anybody techniques. Needless to say, it still didn't work, but they'll get to try again. And they got rich anyway. Read below the fold...
Submitted by amberglow on Thu, 08/28/2008 - 4:13pm
45 years ago today, in Washington, DC -- I have a dream
for Bayard Rustin -- and all the rest of us who remain "Brother -and Sister- Outsiders" -- who still don't have the opportunities, equality, and rights that others have -- and that we all deserve. Read below the fold...
Submitted by myiq2xu on Thu, 04/03/2008 - 9:06pm
I'm 48 years old. I was born when Eisenhower was still President.
The kids today have no idea what I've seen.
One of my earliest memories was JFK's assassination. I was three, and I remember I couldn't understand why if JFK was dead (gone to Heaven) he was still on television.
I remember Vietnam and the turbulence of the Sixties from nightly television, but not from daily life. I saw riots on television, but I never attended one.
I remember getting up for school one morning and my mom telling me that Martin Luther King had been killed. I kind of understood who he was and knew it was significant.
Two months later I woke up to find out Bobby Kennedy had been murdered too. Five years, three leaders murdered. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Sarah on Mon, 10/01/2007 - 3:26pm