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

Tuesday July 28, 1903
New York City, New York - Senator Platt makes his escape from the Industrial Army.

Mother Jones and the Industrial Army set out from Bostock's Wild Animal Show yesterday morning at about 7:00 o'clock. They headed for the Oriental Hotel at Manhattan Beach, where Mother said she had an appointment with United States Senator, Thomas C. Platt. One of Bostock's elephants lead the way, a mahout sitting on his neck, and the fife and drum corps in the howdah. Behind the elephant came the Textile Army, lined up behind Mother Jones and Marshal Sweeney.

The Army made its way up Neptune Avenue to Sheepshead Bay and across the bridge to the Oriental Hotel. They soon were at the front of the building with the band playing a lively marching tune. As Mother was headed up the front steps, the Senator made his escape out the back door. The Senator hoped to conceal himself in the 8:23 morning trolley, but the elephant found him. Crouching down on the tracks, the big beast began throwing sand at the Senator's car delaying his departure for New York City by 5 minutes. This was not enough time for Mother to find him, however, for by the time she reached the trolley station, the Senator was gone.

Mother later told the story of how the Army got their breakfast at the hotel:

I asked the manager if he would give the children breakfast and charge it up to the Senator as we had an invitation to breakfast that morning with him. He gave us a private room and he gave those children such a breakfast as they had never had in all their lives. I had breakfast too, and a reporter from one of the Hearst papers and I charged it all up to Senator Platt.


The New York Times
-of July 28, 1903

The Cincinnati Enquirer
-of July 28, 1903

The Autobiography of Mother Jones
-ed by Mary Field Parton
Charles H. Kerr Pub, 1990

The Children's Crusade Summary
Day 21: Monday July 27, 1903
From Bostock's with an elephant to the Oriental Hotel on Manhattan Beach
Senator Platt makes his escape & the children get a good breakfast.
(Use with "get directions" on google maps to follow general route of march.)

Monday July 28, 1913
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan - Michigan National Guard on Scab Herding Duty

The Mounted Michigan National Guard

The National Guard has been arriving since the day after the strike began on July 23rd. There are now 2,334 men and 211 officers in the strike zone under the command of Brigadier General P. L. Abbey. They are camped on company property, and serve as scab herders, escorting strike breakers into the copper mines. The strike breakers are being shipped into Michigan from the Austro-American Labor Agency in New York City. Many are recent immigrants and speak no English. They are unaware that they are to become strike breakers until they arrive. Some have escaped, and say that they were held under guard and not allowed to leave.

History of the Labor Movement in the United States
The AFL in the Progressive Era 1910-1915

International Pub, 1980

Sunday July 28, 2013
From "Caregivers vs Privatizers in New York and New Jersey"

More from Alexandra Bradbury on the hospital wars:

News websites began reporting the hospital dead July 19. Management at Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) owned up to a secret plan to ship out all remaining patients over the next two days and lay off all staff in 30 days.

But by evening, the tables had turned. Health care workers picketed in an emergency rally despite a heat index of 108 degrees. The crowd cheered the delivery of a temporary restraining order barring the closure.

When administrators tried to remove patients the next day anyway, workers called the cops on them.

It was one of several dramatic turnabouts in an ongoing war over the future of Brooklyn’s hospitals.

Read full article here:

Photo Gallery of Jazz Funeral for Brooklyn Healthcare

Local News & Video of Protest

New York State Nurses Association

SEIU 1199

When the Saints Come Marching In

New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band

Originally posted to Hellraisers Journal on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions, Anti-Capitalist Chat, and Shamrock American Kossacks.

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