Bread and Roses — International Women’s Day 2012

US Troops confront women textile workers in Lawrence Massachusetts in 1912

One hundred years ago women organised a textile strike in the American city of Lawrence, Massachusetts. On this day, International Women’s Day 2012.

Workers BushTelegraph pays respect to those workers who stood up.

The slogan “Bread and Roses” originated in a poem of that name by James Oppenheim, published in The American Magazine in December 1911, which attributed it to “the women in the West.”… Go to Article