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There’s nothing Republicans won’t turn into a full culture war these days, as this is really all they have. That includes in West Virginia, where the state legislature is considering using that small government mentality to…..force energy producers to keep coal use at levels at least as high as that of 2019 The state Senate […]

“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

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

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On October 12, 1898, a racialized battle over strikebreaking broke out in the southern Illinois coal mining town of Virden, Illinois. The so-called Battle of Virden demonstrates the ways that employers could so easily manipulate racism and racial division to promote their own interests and how white workers were more than happy to take that […]
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