Sunday, November 27, 2011

Irish Immigrant Mary Jones One Tough Mother!

On November 30, 1930,  Irish immigrant, American union organizer and human rights activist Mary Harris "Mother" Jones died and was buried in the Union Miners Cemetery in Mount Olive, Illinois. Jones was fighting against the inequality engendered by "The 1%" well over a century before Occupy Wall Street adopted the term. At age 100, already well-established as one of the greatest labor leaders in American history, she was still giving "The 1%" heart-burn, still earning the title as "the most dangerous woman in America" given her by a West Virginia prosecutor.  

Joe Gannon, The Wild Geese Managing Editor tells the tale of this extraordinary woman on our website

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