Salt of the Earth (1954)

Salt of the Earth

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ampopfilms on Jul 16, 2014

Salt of the Earth (1954) is an American drama film written by Michael Wilson, directed by Herbert J. Biberman, and produced by Paul Jarrico. All had been blacklisted by the Hollywood establishment due to their alleged involvement in communist politics.

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Mexican Farmers Battle Canadian Mine for Control of Their Land by Paul Bocking

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Crossposted with permission from www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/

by Paul Bocking
Socialist Project | The Bullet
August 27, 2012

GTO: MINE SHAFT

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Civil disobedience has halted production at Mexico’s “top grade producer of silver.” Farmers of the La Sierrita village, a close knit community of about 50 families, located 40 minutes north of the city of Gomez Palacio, Durango, have shut down the La Platosa mine owned by Canadian firm Excellon Resources for over a month.

This comes in response to the company’s refusal to negotiate with the community over its requests for the preferential hiring of local people on whose land the company operates, as well as pay the rental rates for its use. Continue reading

Rally resists austerity – Miners find massive solidarity in Madrid by Caleb T. Maupin and Kathy Durkin

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by Caleb T. Maupin and Kathy Durkin
www.workers.org
July 19, 2012

Fist raised high

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Hundreds of striking coal miners marched 285 miles from Asturias on Spain’s north coast to the capital city of Madrid, where thousands of other workers joined them as they entered the city. Hundreds of thousands of others came to show solidarity as the miners’ three-week trek ended with a massive demonstration on July 11.

Thousands of striking miners also came on buses to join the protests. They felt the support from so many of their fellow workers, who have suffered from government-imposed austerity measures of higher taxes, layoffs, wage cuts and reduced crucial services and who face a new round of cutbacks.

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The Battle of Blair Mountain by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
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Truthdig
July 16, 2012

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Joe Sacco and I, one afternoon when we were working in southern West Virginia on our book “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt,” parked our car on the side of a road. We walked with Kenny King into the woods covering the slopes of Blair Mountain. King is leading an effort to halt companies from extracting coal by blasting apart the mountain, the site in the early 1920s of the largest armed insurrection in the United States since the Civil War.

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How to Stop a Multinational

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on Oct 12, 2011

Three Argentinians put themselves in harm’s way as they try to stop a gold mining company destroying their environment.

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