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Friday Nite Videos | July 1, 2022

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AOC: Members Who Sought Pardons Should Be Expelled. SCOTUS Restricts the EPA, R. Kelly and Ghislaine Maxwell Get Prison Sentences. Dark Winds | TV Trailer. How Democrats Can Run And Win In Rural Areas. Salt of the Earth | Movie.

Salt of the Earth | Movie

Based on an actual strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico by Mexican-American workers seeking wage parity with Anglo workers in other mines and to be treated with dignity by the bosses. Stars Juan Chacon, Rosaura Revuelta, Will Geer. Full story of how the movie was made.

The Amazon Army and the 1919-1922 Kansas Coal Strikes

Robert Ovetz Portside
Unlike most of the other struggles of this era, this strike rested on the firm backbone of the women of the mining families and communities who continued the fight when the men were beaten and jailed and the strike near defeat.

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Conservatives Love Coal Miners — Until They Go on Strike

Jacob Morrison Jacobin
The Right has worked hard in recent years to portray itself as defenders of beleaguered coal miners. But over a thousand miners are currently on strike in Alabama and we haven’t heard a peep about it from conservative talking heads.

The Legacy of Clinton Jencks

Michael Myerson Monthly Review
In the postwar-Cold War period U.S. corporations used anti-communist hysteria to attack the labor movement. Salt of the Earth - tells the story of heroic Mexican American mineworkers, and the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers.
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