December 22, 2010
Quick summary from Wikipedia:
The Battle of Blair Mountain was the largest open class war in US history, and was the second largest overall armed insurrection next to the US Civil War. For five days in late August and early September 1921, in Logan County, West Virginia, between 10,000 and 15,000 coal miners confronted an army of police and strikebreakers backed by coal operators in an effort to unionize the southwestern West Virginia coalfields. Their struggle ended only after approximately one million rounds were fired, and the US Army intervened by presidential order.
Very excited for this new zine from friends at Seams and Story about a classic site of American class war and it’s current significance. Your local infoshop needs a copy of this one!
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This also gives me a chance to post this video from former Quiznos admen Rather Good about Bagger 288, a German-built monsterous machine created for the monsterous duty of strip-mining (mountain top removal). Warning: Video is pretty whacked out.