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Solidarity with Blackjewel Coal Miners

Showing Up for Racial Justice SURJ Showing Up for Racial Justice SURJ
aerial shot of miners' blockage It is defined by the complete disregard by those in charge with the lives of those they exploit in the search for continuous profit and power.

Musicians’ Pension Fund Says It’s Going Broke

Steve Wishnia LaborPress
More than 120 multiemployer pension funds—plans that cover workers who regularly work for different employers, largely in trucking, mining, construction, and entertainment—are considered in danger of insolvency. They cover about 1.3 million workers.

Friday Nite Videos | December 14, 2018

Portside
Five movies for the holidays: First Reformed | Movie. If Beale Street Could Talk. "Bisbee '17" | Documentary. Minding the Gap | Documentary. Amazing Grace | Documentary.

"Bisbee '17" | Documentary

A mining town on the Arizona-Mexico border stages a recreation of the town's controversial past: The traumatic deportation of migrant workers in 1917.

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Striking Miners Remain Resilient And Strong

William Rogers Left Labor Reporter
Recently, the Spokane, Washington Spokesman-Review reported that with Hecla supervisory personnel working the mine, Lucky Friday silver production between July 2017 and September 2017 is 90 percent below its production for the same time period in 2016.

When The River Turned Yellow

David Bacon The American Prospect
Sixty miles south of the Arizona border, the devastation from a toxic spill has led to an epochal battle between a transnational mining conglomerate and an alliance of miners and farmers.

Coal Train

South African jazz musician Hugh Masakela tells the story of the life and labor of the immigrant coal and gold miners of South Africa, so hard that they curse the coal trains that brought them.

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