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On April 21, 1894, bituminous coal miners went on strike. This early attempt to fight against employer oppression and the extremely low wages of the mines failed pretty badly, in the face of overwhelming state violence, employer intransigence, and the deep poverty of the miners. But it served as a sign of the militancy that […]

“Clean Coal”

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On March 17, 2021

Clean coal may be the most absurd right-wing euphemism since right to work. There ain’t nothing clean about clean coal. It’s nasty and horrible. And in fact, it may actually increase pollu

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The Wages of Coal

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On September 17, 2020
I can see why Appalachian white workers are so hopped up on their Democrat War on Coal signs and bumper stickers. After all, when has the coal industry not paid off for the everyday worker? It’s pure gold! And if there’s one thing you can say about the coal industry, it’s that the coal barons […]
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