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On September 30, 1899, Mary “Mother” Jones organized the wives and daughters of striking coal miners in Arnot, Pennsylvania to descend on the mine and intimidate the scabs working there. This critical action succeeded and helped their men win their strike. In May 1899, about 1,000 men went on strike in Arnot, which is in […]
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On July 4, 1857, Australian miners drove 2,500 Chinese miners out of a camp in Victoria and killed at least three of them. The Buckland Riot was indicative of the hostility whites around the world felt toward Chinese immigrants in the nineteenth century. The Buckland Valley of northeastern Victoria became a major gold mining sector […]
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Zombie Mines

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On September 5, 2019
This is an excellent story about a serious environmental problem and the ridiculous lack of meaningful corporate oversight in the United States. Mining is incredibly environmentally destructive and mining companies are often owned by horrible people who won’t spend one cent to ensure the people who live these mines don’t get poisoned. Mines routinely close […]
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