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Thread #12277   Message #2532997
Posted By: Stringsinger
06-Jan-09 - 12:21 PM
Thread Name: Music: Police and Striking Miners
Subject: RE: Music: Police and Striking Miners
I would like to call attention for my UK friends to the book by folklorist Archie Green called "Only A Miner" about the labor travails here in the States. We have a notable history of
struggles that parallel your own.

It still goes on through the mountaintop destruction in Kentucky by the coal companies
to the absurd ad campaign on TV called "clean coal". We have had terrible incidents such as the Sago mine disaster in West Virginia. The plight of the coal miner in the US is palpable.

Frank Hamilton