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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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The Christian Caliphate

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On March 27, 2019
It’s pretty clear that Republicans are aiming for a white Christian nationalist state that demonizing and attacks everyone who is not them, especially Muslims. A Republican in the Pennsylvania Statehouse is facing criticism from House Democrats after she prayed for God’s forgiveness before the state’s first Muslim female representative was sworn in on Monday, the […]
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On December 23, 1872, coal miners near Clearfield, Pennsylvania got into a fight with strikebreakers trying to mine coal during a strike. This minor moment in American labor history tells us a great deal about how miners defined their jobs and their rights in 1872, providing lessons to us today. In November 1872, the miners […]
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