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Unions and Environmentalists March to Protect Historic Blair Mountain from Mountaintop Rem

Unions and Environmentalists March to Protect Historic Blair Mountain from Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Interview with Kenny King, board member of Friends of Blair Mountain, conducted by Melinda Tuhus


The fight to save an historic mountaintop battlefield site in West Virginia's coal country inspired hundreds of local residents and out-of-state supporters to undertake a 50-mile march in early June that followed in the footsteps of thousands of coal miners who marched the same route in 1921. The miners were demanding the right to join a union -- in this case, the United Mine Workers of America -- and engage in collective bargaining -- demands that resonate today as those rights are under attack in states where conservative Republicans hold power.

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Unions and Environmentalists March to Protect Historic Blair Mountain from Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Interview with Kenny King, board member of Friends of Blair Mountain, conducted by Melinda Tuhus


The fight to save an historic mountaintop battlefield site in West Virginia's coal country inspired hundreds of local residents and out-of-state supporters to undertake a 50-mile march in early June that followed in the footsteps of thousands of coal miners who marched the same route in 1921. The miners were demanding the right to join a union -- in this case, the United Mine Workers of America -- and engage in collective bargaining -- demands that resonate today as those rights are under attack in states where conservative Republicans hold power.

Story continues
 http://www.btlonline.org/2011/seg/110624bf-btl-king.html