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Hellraisers Journal: East Youngstown Steel Strike Settled, Offer of 10% Wage Increase Accepted

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

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Friday January 14, 1916
East Youngstown, Ohio - Steel Strike Settled with 10 Percent Wage Increase

From the January 12th edition of the Decatur Herald of Illinois:

EAST YOUNGSTOWN STRIKE IS SETTLED
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Men Vote to Accept Company's Offer
of 10 Per Cent Increase in Wages
and to Return.
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FLYNN'S CHARGES DENIED
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Grand Jury Investigates Trouble and Calls
Employers and Union Leaders.
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Youngstown Steel Strike, Ruins, The Decatur Herald, IL, Jan 12, 1916.pngMilitia patrolling burned district.
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Hellraisers Journal: How land-owning farmers of the southwest are turned into "shiftless renters."

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

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Thursday January 13, 1916
From the International Socialist Review: The Life of the Tenant Farmer

In this month's edition of the Review, W. W. Pannell describes the life of the tenant farmer, how tenant farmers are manufactured, and the deep pit of debt in which they and their families struggle to survive:

Tenant Farming in the United States

By W. W. PANNELL
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Steward Family, Tenant Farmers, LOC.pngTenant Farmers Levi and Beulah Stewart with children,
CIR Hearings at Dallas, March 1915
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Talkin' 'bout a Revolution

Really, it's time. Even Bernie Sanders is talkin' 'bout a revolution. It's legal and not at all scary, though the government's though control police have been splitting skulls and worse for longer than anybody can remember in an attempt to keep the lid on. But, hell, they shoot and kill people just for being uppity, or insufficiently subservient, so there is no extra penalty involved in being out there.

New England's professional sports teams back transgender equality

The New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, and New England Revolution have all announced their support of legislation that would guarantee protections for transgender people in public accommodations in Massachusetts.

The Boston Red Sox announced their support in November.

I think that having not only New England’s most prominent cultural institutions, but also frankly the most iconic public accommodations that come with that — Fenway Park, TD Garden — really sends the message.

This issue has become mainstream and widely accepted.

--Kasey Suffredini, Freedom Massachusetts

Hellraisers Journal: Report of Ohio State Investigation Vindicates Labor in East Youngstown Riot

There are no limits to which powers of privilege will not go
to keep the workers in slavery.
-Mother Jones

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Wednesday January 12, 1916
From The Day Book: State Investigation Vindicates Labor at East Youngstown

The state of Ohio, upon an order issued by Governor Willis, is investigating the recent strike disturbances at East Youngstown, Ohio. Attorney A. M. Henderson of Mahoning County who is conducting the investigation has issued a report which vindicates labor. Tuesday's Chicago Day Book, 2nd edition, reported the news:


LABOR VINDICATED IN THE
YOUNGSTOWN RIOTS
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East Youngstown, OH, Burning, Jan 7, 1916.pngEast Youngstown Burning, January 7-8, 1916
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Senior Anglican clerics call for church apology to LGBT people

The letter, signed by over 100 senior church officials, was sent to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York.

The archbishops are meeting attending a meeting of 39 primates from the global Anglican Communion this week,

The letter calls for the church to acknowledge that LGBT members around the world have been treated as "second-class citizens."

[F]or too long the church has treated gay, lesbian and transgender people as a 'problem to be solved'.

-The Very Reverend Mark Boyling, Dean of Carlisle Cathedral

The meeting is being held in an effort to prevent a schism between liberals and conservatives.

Hellraisers Journal: Mayor of East Youngstown Blames Armed Company Guards for "Desolation Wrought"

There are no limits to which powers of privilege will not go
to keep the workers in slavery.
-Mother Jones

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Tuesday January 11, 1916
East Youngstown, Ohio - Mayor Blames "Desolation Wrought" on Company Guards

From The Pittsburgh Sunday Post, page 2, of January 9, 1916:

Youngstown Steel Strike, Mayor Cunningham, Ptt Sun Post, Jan 9, 1916.png

East Youngstown Mayor Blames Riot
on Guards
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YOUNGSTOWN, O., Jan. 8- "I am completely dazed over the horrible occurrence here and the desolation wrought," Mayor William H. Cunningham of East Youngstown said, in commenting on the riot.

"From what I have been told I fear it was caused by the armed guards on the bridge. Had the guards been kept within the limits of the mill property I doubt if there would have been any trouble.

Eye-witnesses have told me it was the guards on the bridge that fired the first shots. That aroused the fury of the mob.

"I think the trouble is over for the present and do not look for any further outbreak unless an effort is made to operate the plants with strikebreakers. There will be trouble if this is attempted."

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