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Reformation, like education, is a journey, not a destination.

Reformation, like education, is a journey, not a destination.

I went West and took part in the strike of the machinists - the Southern Pacific Railroad, the corporation that swung California by its golden tail, that controlled its legislature, its farmers, its preachers, its workers. ---->>>

What is a good enough principle for an American citizen ought to be good enough for the working man to follow. ---->>>

I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes. I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator. ---->>>

God almighty made women and the Rockefeller gang of thieves made the ladies. ---->>>

I am not unaware that leaders betray, and sell out, and play false. ---->>>

I'm not a humanitarian. I'm a hell-raiser. ---->>>

I abide where there is a fight against wrong. ---->>>

I believe that movements to suppress wrongs can be carried out under the protection of our flag. ---->>>

My address is like my shoes. It travels with me. ---->>>

I am not blind to the shortcomings of our own people. ---->>>

I want to hold a series of meetings all over the country and get the facts before the American people. ---->>>

What one state could not get alone, what one miner against a powerful corporation could not achieve, can be achieved by the union.

What one state could not get alone, what one miner against a powerful corporation could not achieve, can be achieved by the union.

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 children from whom all song is gone? ---->>>

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, its successful outcome, were due to that most remarkable character, Governor Hunt. ---->>>

And who is responsible for this appalling child slavery? Everyone. ---->>>

I am not an anti to anything which will bring freedom to my class. ---->>>

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 am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword. ---->>>

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 threads. ---->>>

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 the dead, the martyrs of the strike.

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 the dead, the martyrs of the strike.

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 the Rocky Mountain camps, where the labor fight is at least fought by grown men. ---->>>

You must stand for free speech in the streets. ---->>>

Life comes to the miners out of their deaths, and death out of their lives. ---->>>

Not all the coal that is dug warms the world. ---->>>

Sit down and read. Educate yourself for the coming conflicts. ---->>>

Men's hearts are cold. They are indifferent. ---->>>

I was born in revolution. ---->>>

I will tell the truth wherever I please. ---->>>

I would fight God Almighty Himself if He didn't play square with me. ---->>>

I have always advised men to read. ---->>>

I'm not afraid of the press or the Militia. ---->>>

Today the white child is sold for two dollars a week to the manufacturers. ---->>>

You know I took an oath to tell the truth when I took the witness stand. ---->>>

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 own salvation. ---->>>

Biography

Mary Harris Jones profile (mary-harris-jones.jpg)
Nationality: American
Born: August 1, 1837
Birthplace: Cork City, County Cork, Ireland
Die: 11-30, 1930
Occupation: Activist
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Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (1837 – 30 November 1930) was an Irish-born American schoolteacher and dressmaker who became a prominent organized labor representative and community organizer. She helped coordinate major strikes and cofounded the Industrial Workers of the World. Jones worked as a teacher and dressmaker, but after her husband and four children all died of yellow fever in 1867 and her dress shop was destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, she began working as an organizer for the Knights of Labor and the United Mine Workers union (wikipedia)