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The Day of the Rope
The Molly Maguires became international news on June 21, 1877, when the authorities💥 hanged ten Irish miners in a single day in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.💥
Known as #Black #Thursday, or Day of the Rope, it was the second largest mass execution in U.S. history.
(The largest was in 1862, when the U.S. government executed 38 Dakota warriors).
The authorities accused the Irishmen of being terrorists from a secret organization called the #Molly #Maguires.
They executed ten more over the next two years, and imprisoned another twenty suspected Molly Maguires.
Most of the convicted men were #union #activists.
Some even held public office, as #sheriffs and #school #board members.

https://michaeldunnauthor.com/2024/04/13/the-myth-of-the-molly-maguires/

cdarwin,
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However, there is no evidence that an organization called the Molly Maguires ever existed in the U.S.

James McParland, an agent provocateur who worked for the #Pinkerton #Detective #Agency,
and who provided the plans and weapons the men purportedly used in their crimes,
provided the only serious evidence against the men.

The entire legal process was a travesty:
a private corporation (the #Reading #Railroad) set up the investigation through a private police force (the Pinkerton Detective Agency) and prosecuted them with their own company attorneys.

No jurors were Irish, though several were recent German immigrants who had trouble understanding the proceedings.

Nearly everything people “know” today about the Molly Maguires comes from Allan Pinkerton’s own work of fiction, "The Molly Maguires and the Detectives" (1877),
which he marketed as nonfiction.
His heavily biased book was the primary source for dozens of academic works, and for several pieces of fiction, including Arthur Conan Doyle’s final Sherlock Holmes novel, "Valley of Fear" (1915), and the 1970 Sean Connery film, "Molly Maguires."

https://c.im/@cdarwin/112267372704311250#.

#Black #Thursday #Molly #Maguires #union #activists #sheriffs #school #board

cdarwin,
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Irish Origins of the Myth of the Molly Maguires

According to legend, there was a widow living in Ireland in the 1840s named Molly Maguire,
who hated the landlords who were abusing the poor tenant farmers.

She supposedly carried a pistol strapped to each thigh.

She, or her followers, would beat or murder the tyrannical landlords, their agents, and bailiffs, whenever they tried to evict a tenant.

No one knows if she ever really existed, but other tenant farmer activists were said to cry out,
“Take that from a son of Molly Maguire!” when protesting against unscrupulous landlords.

#Pinkerton #Detective #Agency #Reading #Railroad #Black #Thursday #Molly #Maguires #union #activists #sheriffs #school #board

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beauty

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Hello ! I'm a former practicing lawyer and professor. Looking to chat about issues, (especially computational text analysis using Python and R 😉 ), and . I care a lot about equitable access to the court system for all peoples, including those who are , in the US by way of , or people of color.

Military intelligence: Ukraine directly controls Black Sea oil rigs, undermining Russia's reconnaissance capabilities (kyivindependent.com)

Russia's reconnaissance capabilities in the sky, on the water, and on land suffered after Ukraine regained control of a set of oil drilling platforms located in the Black Sea last autumn, Ukraine's military intelligence said on April 8.

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Via the

~25 yrs aftr suing firearms ind 4 failing 2 prevent illegal sales, city of won when judge ordered gun mfctr to hand yrs of production & sales records

But in March, Gov. signed law retroactively banning cities from bringing such lawsuits, halting case. : gun industry=not responsible 4 illegal sales. Critics say legislation shows lawmakers don’t consider ending gun crime a priority, reflects apathy 4 Gary’s maj residents

https://apnews.com/article/gary-indiana-gun-industry-lawsuit-ee82fc0ca8953238eb1bf45bb46533cd?utm_campaign=TrueAnthem&utm_medium=AP&utm_source=Twitter

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new page of Black Market Magic today at http://www.footloosecomic.com
Remember to visit http://www.patreon.com/footloosecomics to get pages before anyone else!

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Know yourself
Love yourself
And never EVER
Be ashamed
Of being BLACK
Black is beautiful
BLACKNESS is beautiful
Embrace it
LOVE it

🖤💯🙏🏿

(This is a memo that Candace Owens, Mark Robinson, Tim Scott, Clarence Thomas etc—never received…)

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Amazing @boulderreportinglab reporting. I've been supporting #Boulder recognizing Boulder's first #Black neighborhood in designating a #Historic District downtown.

In my testimony to Landmarks Board (https://youtu.be/ohm8EOPFSts?feature=shared&t=11911) (3:18:30 in), an area now occupied by Boulder's main public library was designated "Block 11" back in the 1870s when the city was just a frontier mining supply town. Blocks 11 and 12 was the only place Black or brown residents could own a home. It was later demolished, its residents displaced and poorly compensated.

This story should be told.

https://boulderreportinglab.org/2024/04/02/boulders-historic-district-proposal-sparks-reckoning-with-the-citys-displacement-of-early-black-residents/

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Beyonce is an absolute master marketer. The very best. Even more than Madonna and Lady Gaga. Not since Grace Jones and Kate Bush has there been someone who knows how to move the market, get attention and reinvent herself. EXCELLENT ALBUM. BEY DAY!


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I’m giving away one copy of Beyoncé’s new album! Exclusively on Isaac Hayes III’s FANBASE app! You MUST have an account on Fanbase to participate.

Details on today’s (Friday) giveaway here: https://fanbase.app/popcornreel

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Racism has forced me to resort to eating a Taco Bell bean burrito for lunch. I could really use some prayers for my colon and $1500 to buy a pistol-caliber carbine and a Steam Deck.

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I've long known about the and allyship of activists such as James and Grace Lee Boggs, and Malcom X and Yuri Kochiyama.

But I didn't know - until today! - that Black and Asian American solidarity could have started with Frederick Douglass's support of Chinese immigrants in the 1800s!

This from ASIAN AMERICAN HISTORIES OF THE UNITED STATES by Catherine Ceniza Choy. It's a very approachable survey of issues and history, not a dense academic tome.

Photo of the cover of the book ASIAN AMERICAN HISTORIES OF THE UNITED STATES by Catherine Ceniza Choy

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My goal is big: £3170.
My time is short: 18.03.24 deadline.

My landlord has been nothing but an * delaying me moving but I've handed in my 1mnth notice.
I've had a lot of support from Rape Crisis but my support worker is on leave.

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