WV: Goin’ to the mountain

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June 28, 2011
In These Times
by Peter Slavin  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary, PND Commentary

"In late summer of 1921, a veritable army of at least 10,000 armed coal miners marched across southern West Virginia bent on ending the oppression they lived under and bringing their only hope -- their union, The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) -- to fellow workers. At the time, miners were no better than serfs, and could be shot down like dogs if they crossed the wrong person. Some moved south by car, some by wagon, some on foot, and others commandeered trains. Along the way, they confiscated food from company stores and arms and ammunition." (06/28/11)


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