Plutocracy I: Political Repression in the U.S.A. + Plutocracy II: Solidarity Forever (must-see)

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Part I originally published Jan. 2, 2016

by Scott Noble
Dissident Voice
December 31, 2015

Plutocracy is the first documentary to comprehensively examine early American history through the lens of class. A multi-part series by filmmaker Scott Noble, Part I focuses on the the ways in which the American people have historically been divided on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex and skill level.

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Chris Hedges: Open-pit Uranium Mining Spreading Nuclear Contaminants in Sacrifice Zones

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Mar 1, 2016

In this episode of Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges and two Native American activists discuss the violation of land and lives of Indigenous peoples, particularly the decades of open-pit uranium mining that is responsible for spreading nuclear contaminants across the continent today.

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Plutocracy: Political Repression in the U.S.A. (must-see)

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Dandelion Salad

by Scott Noble
Dissident Voice
December 31, 2015

Plutocracy is the first documentary to comprehensively examine early American history through the lens of class. A multi-part series by filmmaker Scott Noble, Part I focuses on the the ways in which the American people have historically been divided on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex and skill level.

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Blowing Up Mountains: Destroying the Environment for Coal + The Last Mountain

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Replaced video with similar ones on Mountain-Top Removal

VICE on Jul 3, 2012

Massive corporations are blowing up mountains and creating environmental ruins in West Virginia. All this devastation, just to extract some coal.

We went to West Virginia to investigate mountain-top removal — which a way of extracting coal from deposits under mountains. Instead of drilling into the mountain and sending men underground to take out the coal in the traditional way, they just take the whole top of a mountain off.

Hosted by Derrick Beckles | Originally aired on http://VICE.com in 2010

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Bill Moyers: Mountaintop Mining (article; video)

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Updated: added video Aug. 15, 2010

Bill Moyers Journal
PBS
September 7, 2007

As proposed new rules may allow coal companies to expand mountain top removal mining, BILL MOYERS JOURNAL reports on local evangelical Christians who are turning to their faith to help save the earth. Continue reading

Mountaintop coal mining at Hale Gap, VA By John M. Broder

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By JOHN M. BRODER
Published: August 23, 2007

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 — The Bush administration is set to issue a regulation on Friday that would enshrine the coal mining practice of mountaintop removal. The technique involves blasting off the tops of mountains and dumping the rubble into valleys and streams.

It has been used in Appalachian coal country for 20 years under a cloud of legal and regulatory confusion.

The new rule would allow the practice to continue and expand, providing only that mine operators minimize the debris and cause the least environmental harm, although those terms are not clearly defined and to some extent merely restate existing law.

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h/t: Malcolm

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