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Coal miners News

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

Union-busting associated with Massey's coal mine disaster

Massey forced the unions out, and now non-union coal miners have died in a coal mine cited for 600 violations in the past 18 months, so does the lack of a union contribute to safety concerns?
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 5 comments

West Virginia Mine Methane Blast Worst in a Quarter Century Special

It's a tragic and sad day in Montcoal, West Virginia today following yesterdays methane explosion at the Raleigh County coal mine. 25 confirmed dead, 2 hospitalized- 4 missing as rescue efforts stopped till holes can be drilled to releases gases.
Digital Journal Report by Kim I. Hartman - 3 comments

Six Miners Trapped in GenWal Mine

A small earthquake today collapsed a mine near Salt Lake City, Utah. Six miners are thought to be trapped inside. The earthquake measured 4.0 on the Richter scale, not extremely strong but strong enough to damage the mine.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

US Miners In Good Condition After Unusual Rescue

WASHINGTON (voa) - A miraculous rescue in Pennsylvania brought nine men out of the Quecreek Mine in Western Pennsylvania in relatively good condition after being trapped underground for 77 hours. The miners' ordeal began late Wednesday when they ac...
In the Media by Jessica Berman

9 Men Trapped In A Pennsylvania Coal Mine Are Alive

PITTSBURGH (voa) - Nine miners trapped deep underground in a Pennsylvania coal mine since Wednesday are alive, and efforts are under way to pull them out. Pennsylvania Governor Mark Schweiker, who is at the rescue site, says all nine are in "pretty...
In the Media by Digital Journal Staff
 

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Malaga  Spain: July 13  2012 - supporting the coal miners of northern Spain.
Malaga, Spain: July 13, 2012 - supporting the coal miners of northern Spain.
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Malaga  Spain: July 13  2012: PP offices  police presence.
Malaga, Spain: July 13, 2012: PP offices, police presence.
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People stand in front of a hospital as they wait for news from her relatives after a coal mine explo...
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People stand in front of a hospital as they wait for news from her relatives after a coal mine explosion in the Turkish province of Manisa, on May 14, 2014
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Coal mine worker and explosion.
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Coal mine worker and explosion.
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Malaga  Spain: July 13  2012 - in the Plaza.
Malaga, Spain: July 13, 2012 - in the Plaza.
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File photo: Coal Miner at work
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File photo: Coal Miner at work
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Romney at Murray Energy Company event
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Romney at Murray Energy Company event
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Protesters were injured by rubber bullets in Madrid on July 11.
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Protesters were injured by rubber bullets in Madrid on July 11.
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11-year-old girl injured by a rubber bullet in Madrid on July 11.
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11-year-old girl injured by a rubber bullet in Madrid on July 11.
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In remembrance of those who lost their lives
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In remembrance of those who lost their lives
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Malaga  Spain: July 13  2012 - PP headquarters in Malaga
Malaga, Spain: July 13, 2012 - PP headquarters in Malaga
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Malaga  Spain: July 13  2012 - Night march in Malaga.
Malaga, Spain: July 13, 2012 - Night march in Malaga.
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Rob Moore says Romney event was mandatory
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