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March On Blair Mountain Begins June 5

By Brad Johnson  

"March On Blair Mountain Begins June 5"


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Ninety years ago, 10,000 coal miners risked their lives at Blair Mountain, West Virginia, rising against the rule of the coal operators. Now, that very mountain is slated to be destroyed for its coal reserves. “King Coal continues to disregard the lives of miners and, since the mid-20th century, has been tearing the land itself apart,” writes Becca Rast. “Let us march on Blair Mountain to let the world know that Appalachians and their allies are creating a new narrative of resistance- one that binds environment, labor and community together to fight for a better world.”

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