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This is the grave of Anna Jarvis. Born in 1864 in Webster, West Virginia, Jarvis and her family moved to Grafton, West Virginia when she was a girl. She went to Augusta Female Seminary, a sort of half-finishing school, half-two year college, the precursor to the modern Mary Baldwin University. She then moved back to […]
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New Year’s Eve Open Thread

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On December 31, 2018
2018 was terrible for the nation and the world. 2019 will probably be worse. For me personally, 2018 was a pretty bloody outstanding year, yet I still mostly feel depressed about the future. Anyway, stay off the roads tonight as they are sadly flooded with people who don’t usually drink deciding they can do that […]

Mother’s Day

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On May 14, 2017

As another Mother’s Day winds down, here’s a reminder that the real way we treat our mothers is allowing poor mothers to die in childbirth, forcing them to live in poverty, don’t pro

A Union July 4

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On July 2, 2016

If you want to buy union products for your July 4 cookout, here’s the list from the United Food and Commercial Workers. And if you have to buy ketchup, at least make it union ketchup. And since

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An Easter Celebration

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On March 27, 2016
I approve of this Mexican Easter celebration: Whom would you build, if you had to make a monster of mythical proportions? An evil equal to a biblical scourge? A traitor to be burned in effigy whose fiery demise would cleanse our corrupted souls? In Mexico, that would be Donald J. Trump. (J for Judas?) Or […]

On Peeps

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On March 25, 2016

It’s always good to have a union-based holiday. So here’s a list of union-made candy, usefully provided by UFCW. Support your brothers and sisters by shopping union-made this Easter! pic.t

A Comrade’s Valentine’s Day

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On February 14, 2015
Are you a Maoist who celebrates Valentine’s Day? Then Freedom Road has some slogans for your day: Unite world-wide under the magnificent blood-red banner of revolutionary sex/love unfurled by Comrade Valentine! Uphold in word and practice the Comrade Valentine’s Day slogan spontaneously raised by the broad proletarian masses in North America: Dare to Snuggle, Dare […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

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On November 27, 2014

Let’s learn a bit the lovely people we are remembering today: On May 26, 1637, a Puritan force fortified by Native allies massacred a Pequot fort in Connecticut, killing as many as 500 men, wome

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