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Illegal miners warned that access hole to mineshaft will be shut

Benoni - Authorities have warned illegal miners who refuse to come up out of the abandoned Gold One Kleinfontein Mine in Benoni, that the access hole will be sealed on March 3.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

Occupy Oakland rally in support of South African Miners (photos) Special

Oakland - On Friday, August 24, Occupy Oakland CA was out in the streets, rallying in support of the striking Marikana miners, gunned down recently by South African police.
Digital Journal Report by Anne Sewell - 7 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

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

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

Protesting miners use home-made bazookas against Spanish Police

Around 200 miners were protesting austerity cuts yesterday in the northern Spanish village of Ciñera near León. Police used rubber bullets, protesters retaliated with their own home-made weapons.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 14 comments

Op-Ed: 17 days buried alive

Last year, a group of miners in Chile were trapped underground for 69 days before being rescued; they spent the first 17 alone feared dead, and fearing they would never see daylight again.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

All 29 miners dead in New Zealand after second explosion

It was announced that there was no chance of survival for the 29 miners who had been trapped in New Zealand’s Pike River coal mine after a second, massive explosion occurred on Wednesday.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 1 comment

27 New Zealand miners missing after explosion

Greymouth - Twenty-seven miners are missing following a severe gas explosion at a remote mine on New Zealand's South Island. The mayor of the nearest town, Greymouth, said the situation is "pretty serious but rescuers are on hand".
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Chilean Miners Are Free at Last

Who would have thought that after 69 days underground, 33 Chilean miners would still be alive. It is one of the most incredible events the world has witnessed.
In the Media by Oscar Brooks - 1 comment
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Chilean President Sebastian Piñera watches the first dry run of the descent of the unmanned Phoenix...
Photo by Hugo Infante/Government of Chile
Chilean President Sebastian Piñera watches the first dry run of the descent of the unmanned Phoenix 2 rescue capsule into the hole that will save the 33 trapped miners at San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile on October 12, 2010.

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