Class Struggle

Star Terk and Class Struggle, a New Open Thread Series: The Romulans and Remans

I'd like to try Star Trek is something I grew up with. It wasn't like many shows on TV in that it explored what was possible. And given my recent forays into subjects such as class struggle and revolution, I thought it would be interesting to delve into the class struggles of the various peoples and factions introduced throughout each TV series and in other media, including tabletop and video games.

Hellraisers Journal: Haywood: "It is good to know that at last the working class are aroused."

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

Saturday June 2, 1906
From Ada County Jail: A Letter from Big Bill Haywood

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Hellraisers Journal: Mother Jones: "I try to go, wherever there is a chance for a good fight against high-class burglars."

I try to go, wherever there is a chance for a good fight
against high-class burglars, and I am kept
pretty busy most of the time.
-Mother Jones

Monday May 15, 1916
Chanute, Kansas - Mother Jones Passing Through on Way to Kansas City

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WE NEVER FORGET: The "Gallant Boy," Don MacGregor

Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.
-Mother Jones

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Don MacGregor-28
Who lost his life in freedom's cause at
Miñaca, Chihuahua, México,
March 28, 1916

Hellraisers Journal: Mother Jones with her snowy hair "is the very ideal of beautiful old age."

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

Friday February 9, 1906
Greensboro, North Carolina - Interview with Mother Jones

The Daily Industrial News of Greensboro published the following interview with Mother Jones in its February 7th edition:


Noted Socialist Visits Greensboro and Chats Most Entertainingly of Her Work,
Her Purpose and the Tactics She Invariably Pursues.

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"Mother" Jones, the noted socialist who is to speak in Labor Union Hall on tomorrow night, came to this city two days ago. She was seen by a Daily Industrial News reporter last night, and talked freely of her life and work.

So many people picture "Mother" Jones as a kind of Carrie Nation who wields her hatchet against governments instead of saloons that the sight of the real woman fairly takes away the breath.

The best description of "Mother" Jones is her own soubriquet "mother," and when to that wholesome-hearted out-reaching motherliness is added humor, even mischievousness, jollity, and "spunk" immeasurable the reality is almost approached.

To reach it quite, however, would be impossible, for "Mother" Jones is one of those indescribable little persons who always just eludes description and analysis. Classify her as a woman fighter and striker, and her tender, sweet gentleness comes up in contradiction. Classify her as the woman with heart so exquisitely sympathetic and pitying that it aches for every hurt suffered by a fellow creature and the picture of the intrepid woman marching at the head of a great army of workmen baffles one.