Mineworkers (Miners)

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Austerity vs. the Planet:The Future of Labour Environmentalism
Kahle, Trish
Last December members of the International Trade Union Confederation joined other civil society activists in a mass sit-in at the COP21 talks in Paris. Unionists and their allies, some 400 strong, fil...
Blasted in a West Virginia Mine
Ely, Mike
Conditions in the mines are caused by capitalism. The 25 dead miners in the latest mine disaster in West Virginia are dead because union-busting and the disregard of safety precautions for the sake of...
Class and Colour in South Africa 1850-1950
Simons, H.J.; Simons, R.E.
A historical and sociological overview which provides a critical analysis of the Labour and National movements in South Africa and explores how and why the white working class traded its socialist pri...
Coal in Our Blood: 200 Years of coal mining in Nova Scotia's Pictou County
Ryan, Judith Hoegg
An account of the coal mining community of Pictou County, Nova Scotia.
A Coal Miner's Call for Revolution
Roberts, Vic
I invite you to join with me in dedicating a portion of our lives to the task of bringing about political revolution. In the words of a great lady, Mother Jones: Let us pray for the dead but fight lik...
Coal Strike of 1902: Connexipedia Article
A strike by the United Mine Workers of America in the anthracite coal fields of eastern Pennsylvania.
Connexions Other Voices - July 22, 2017: Secrecy and Power
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Secrecy is a weapon the powerful use against their enemies: us. This issue of Other Voices explores the relationship of secrecy and power.
Copperbelt strike of 1935: Connexipedia Article
A strike action which performed by African mineworkers in the Copperbelt (then in Northern Rhodesia, today called Zambia) to protest against unfair taxes imposed by the British colonial authorities.
Coughing up coal
Stirk, Sarah
India is rivaling China -- in its plans to consume coal. India is aggressively expanding construction of coal fired power plants to meet growing energy needs. Emissions from coal power plants were lin...
Estevan Coal Miners' Strike, 1931: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
A strike which led to the murder of three miners by the RCMP.
From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: Miners inspired Marxist-Humanism
Dunayevskaya, Raya
The dialectic of the 1949-50 Miners' General Strike, as it transformed from a Lewis-authorized strike that already had lasted some six months into a challenge to John L. Lewis himself, laid the ground...
Hidden Agendas
Pilger, John
Pilger's book is an indictment of Tony Blair's government and his easy acceptance of the Thacherite view of foreign affairs. Using the examples of Indonesia, East Timor, Burma, Murdoch and China he ch...
The Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Venzi, Ron
The worst coal mining disaster in Canada occurred in Hillcrest, Alberta, on Friday June 19, 1914. A total of 189 men died. 130 women were widowed and 400 children left fatherless.
How to Promote a Just Transition and Break out of the jobs vs. environment trap: A Superfund for Workers
Brecher, Jeremy
A strategy has been emerging to protect workers and communities whose livelihoods may be threatened by climate protection policies. Protecting those who lose their jobs due to necessary environmental ...
Lattimer massacre: Connexipedia Article
The killing of 19 unarmed striking immigrant anthracite coal miners at the Lattimer mine near Hazleton, Pennsylvania, on September 10, 1897, by a sheriff's posse.
Leadville Colorado, Miners' Strike: Connexipedia Article
Occurred as a result of rapid industrialization and consolidation of the mining industry.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 4: Marx and Engels 1844 - 1845
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Includes The Holy Family, or Critique of Critical Criticism, and The Condition of the Working-Class in England.
Mine Wars Museum Opens, Revives Lost Labour History
Todd, Roxy
Mine Wars museum opens in Matewan to revive West Virginia’s labour history.
Miners Protest Brutal Beatings: Against The Current vol. 147
La Botz, Dan
Five thousand members of the Mexican Miners and Metal Workers Union and their families and other unions and social movements marched five kilometers May 24 to protest the brutal police beating of more...
Documenting the 1930's Illinois mine war.
Mountaintop Removal: Environmental And Human Destruction For Profit
Lendman, Stephen
Coal River Mountain Watch (CRMW) is an initiative "to stop the destruction of our communities and environment by mountaintop removal, to improve the quality of life in our area, and to help rebuild su...
Steiner, Edie (Director)
A touching look back at the director's father, Albert Steiner, and his life as a miner. Detailing his death, caused by working in the mine and the reality of getting compensation from mining companies...
On a Cross of Coal: How Massey Crucified Miners
Macaray, David
Federal investigators investigated the Massey mine disaster in which 29 miners died discovered that Massey Energy was keeping two sets of books (safety logs). One log reflected actual mine conditions...
PBS's Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913 commemorates Michigan's bitter labor past
Watson, Debra
One hundred years ago, a major strike by copper miners was continuing in the Keweenaw Peninsula, which protrudes into Lake Superior in northern Michigan. In the middle of the months-long battle agains...
Warchus, Matthew (director)
Based on a true story, the film depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners' strike in 1984, at the outset of what would become the Le...
Raising the Workers' Flag: The Workers' Unity League of Canada, 1930-1936
Endicott, Stephen L.
A history of the Workers' Unity League, the Canadian affiliate of the Communist Red International of Labour Unions.
Relentless Persistence: Nonviolent Action in Latin America
McManus, Philip and Schlabach, Gerald (ed.)
There is in Latin America a tradition of "firmeza permanente," relentless persistence, which has enabled the people to preserve parts of their culture during five centuries of conquest and oppression.
Rothbury Riot: Connexipedia Article
An incident in which police shot into a crowd of locked-out miners in the New South Wales.
Scargill, Arthur: Connexipedia Article
British trade unionist and political party leader. (Born 1938).
The Socialist Register 1985/1986: Volume 22: Social Democracy and After
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John; Liebman, Marc; Panitch, Leo (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
UK miners' strike (1984 - 1985): Connexipedia Article
A major industrial action affecting the British coal industry.
Waihi miners' strike: Connexipedia Article
A major strike action in 1912 by gold miners in the New Zealand town of Waihi.
Why They Call It King Coal: A Killer Industry Continues to Call the Shots
Farago, Alan
Political corruption first puts coal workers at risk of death, trapped by circumstances: either work underground for King Coal and risk your life, go fight our wars in the US military and risk your li...
Working Class Experience: Rethinking the History of Canadian Labour, 1800-1991
Palmer, Bryan D.
From nineteenth-century tavern life to late twentieth-century cinema, from rough canallers and the first stirrings of craft unionism to contemporary public-sector strikes, this books provides a sweepi...

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Marikana massacre: the untold story of the strike leader who died for workers’ rights
Davies, Nick
In 2012 a strike at the Marikana platinum mine in South Africa ended when police opened fire, killing 34 miners. Investigations have revealed one rebel leader died trying to broker a peaceful solution...
Miners' strike: senior officer was 'appalled' at conduct of other police
Townsend, Mark
A senior police officer breaks ranks to describe how he and others were "appalled" at the behaviour of colleagues during the 1984-85 miners' strike in the UK, as calls mount for a fresh inquiry into t...