Hellraisers Journal: Wage Theft? In Portland Direct Action Gets the Goods

You..ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.
-Mother Jones

Tuesday April 21, 1903
Chicago, Illinois - Henry Demarest Lloyd, friend of Mother Jones

Mr. Lloyd continues to live in Chicago where we hear that he is not in the best of health. Mr. Lloyd is the author of several books in favor of progressive reform including A Strike of Millionaires Against Miners (1890), Wealth Against Commonwealth(1894), Labor Co-Partnerships (1898) and A Country Without Strikes (1900). Besides Mother Jones, he is a close friend of Jane Addams, founder of the Hull House Settlement in Chicago. He has greatly influenced other progressive reformers, such as John Peter Altgeld and Clarence Darrow. Hellraisers sends our best wishes to Mr. Lloyd, and honors him for a lifetime of work on behalf of working people.

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Sunday April 21, 2013: Up with Steve Kornacki Tweets

As you know MSNBC deicded to do disaster porn instead of #Uppers yesterday for whatever stupid reason after everything was over. Just for fun since the #Uppers stream was as pissed as I was, I am going to share some of my tweets about that in addition to today's tweets. Yesterday's tweets first.

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Hellraisers Journal: We stand in Solidarity with UE Local 506 of Erie, PA

You..ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.
-Mother Jones

Monday April 20, 1903
West Virginia - Mother Jones Not Leaving in Spite of Injunctions, Prosecutors, or Fires

The Injunctions issued by Judge John J Jackson against the United Mine Workers have not caused Mother Jones to leave the state. She has not followed the advice of the Judge to become a charity worker, but remains an official organizer for the UMWA. She has ignored the prosecutor who called her the "most dangerous woman in the country today." He offered to recommend mercy if she would "leave the state and never return." She replied to that prosecutor:

I didn't come into the court asking mercy, but I came here looking for justice. And I will not leave this state so long as there is a single little child that asks me to stay and fight his battle for bread.

She continues to stay in the hotels of Montgomery in spite of three attempts to burn her out, one of which nearly killed her.

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Daily Kos is a Hate Site

Daily Kos is a hate site.  It pretends to be a liberal and/or progressive democratic party website with a mission of electing Democratic party politicians.   It’s liberalness is fake and gives real liberals a bad name.  The only progressive nature of the site is it clings to a corrupted plutocratic political party that is progressively going downhill. 

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Cognitive Dissonance

Ashley Del Valle, 38, decided to take a vacation from her home in Queens, New York to sunny Savannah, GA.

Apparently that was her first mistake.

Del Valle has been living as a woman for 20 year and had her name legally changed in 2002. She and her cousin decided a trip to Savannah would be fun. They were wrong.

On Saturday Night, April 6, Ashley chose a sheer blouse to wear on their nightlife adventure for that day. Mistake number two.

Del Valle, who appeared on an episode of TLC's "NY Ink," said she and her cousin were club hopping and hit popular gay club Club One as well as other clubs before stopping in Ellis Square to decide where to go to eat.

She said many people recognized her from the TV show and she was posing for pictures with tourists.

--GA Voice

Early that morning (about 1am) she was arrested for indecent exposure by a Savannah Chatham Metro Police officer. The police report claims that her breasts were exposed. She disputed the arrest, which earned her a second charge of disorderly conduct.

She was then taken to the jail, where a she was examined by a nurse, who discovered she was still "technically male." So she was placed in a holding cell in the men's portion of the jail. For two days she was referred to as "a thing" and otherwise harassed.

I felt like I just wasn't being treated like a human being.

--Del Valle

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Hellraisers Journal: Holding Guatemala in my heart today.

You..ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.
-Mother Jones

Sunday April 19, 1903
From Montgomery, West Virginia - Letter* from Mother Jones to Henry Demarest Lloyd

My dear Mr. Lloyed
...The thank you Judge [J.J. Jackson] is not correct. I did not thank him. he told me not to violate his Injunction. I told him I would not violate the Law. I was going out to continue the work for which I was arrested. If that violated his Injunction I feared it would be violated. he Said I ought to join some Charity Organization. I told him If I had my way I would tear down every Charity Institution in the country to day build on their ruins the Temple of Justice. My plea was for Justice not Charity...
fraternally
Mother Jones

*As written without correction, except punctuation, as needed for clarity.

SOURCE
The Correspondence of Mother Jones
-ed by Edward M Steel
U of Pittsburgh Press, 1985

Saturday April 19, 1913
Paterson, New Jersey - The Funeral of Modestino Valentino

A mass funeral was held today in Paterson for Modestino Valentino. Mr. Valentino was killed by a stray bullet on Thursday when police and the private detectives, hired by the mill owners, fired into a group of unarmed strikers who were hooting at the scab-herders. Twenty thousand strikers attended the funeral. They passed silently by his casket, each one dropping a red carnation.

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