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Sardinian coal miners barricade themselves over job security

Cagliari - Around 100 workers in the only Italian coal mine have barricaded themselves in, armed with explosives, seeking reassurance their jobs will continue.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Hundreds of miners trapped in India by power outage

While 600 million people in India suffer without electricity, hundreds of miners are trapped underground. Officials are attempting a rescue operation.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Op-Ed: Is the Spanish PP government losing its legitimacy? (Video)

Barcelona - As Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy goes back on one campaign promise after another, is his government losing credibility with the people of Spain?
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Madrid, Spain: 76 injured as protesters clash with police

Madrid - It started with coal miners demonstrating in Madrid, then supporters joined them. Then Rajoy introduced more austerity measures. Then the cops stepped in with rubber bullets.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 7 comments

Rajoy announces latest austerity measures in Spain

Madrid - As coal miners and other protesters converge on Madrid, Spain's Prime Minister announces the latest austerity measures, including a VAT increase.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Spanish coal miners march to Madrid in anti-austerity rally

Madrid - A group of Spanish coal miners, angered by the huge austerity cuts in government subsidies to the mining industry, walked for 3 weeks to meet in Madrid.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Man who spit on Westboro Church spokeswoman acquitted of battery Special

Charleston - Billy Spade of Hico, West Virginia was acquitted of the battery charges levied against him after he admittedly spit tobacco juice on Westboro Baptist Church member and spokeswoman Shirley Phelps-Roper at a 2010 protest in the capital city of Charleston.
Digital Journal Report by Kim I. Hartman - 10 comments

Protesters arrested chained to coal mining equipment Special

Beckley - State Police arrested four members of Climate Ground Zero after the protesters made their way onto the Marfork Coal Co. property and chained themselves to a highwall miner in yet another non-violent protest against mining in the mountains of West Virginia
Digital Journal Report by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Mountaineers Demand Answers From Feds Special

On April 5, 2010 at 3 p.m. an explosion ripped through the Upper Big Branch Mine in what one Massey Coal Mine Worker on his way into the mine described as a powerful "whooshing" sound as rock, debris, coal dust and smoke came rolling out of the mine.
Digital Journal Report by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment

Four missing West Virginia miners found dead

Four missing miners from the West Virginia coal mine disaster were found dead early Saturday morning. The disaster has been labeled the industry’s worst in almost four decades.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann
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