Mother’s Day is this Sunday. To celebrate, let’s recognize the strong and effervescent Mary Harris Jones, the namesake of Mother Jones magazine. Jones was an Irish-American activist born in 1837. She was an opponent of child labor and a powerhouse of change. The magazine itself reflects the core values of Mary Harris Jones and inspires others to do the same. Discover more about Mother Jones magazine.


I’m not a humanitarian. I’m a hell-raiser.

I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword.

Sit down and read. Educate yourself for the coming conflicts.

– Mary Harris Jones