Oscar Lopez Rivera’s 73rd Birthday; The Mine Wars
Date: 2016-01-24 14:17
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The Flint Water Crisis from the Ground Up*
with Sean Crawford, a Flint resident and auto worker whose
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*. Claire McClinton, Member of Flint Democracy Defense League
It’s like living in “some sort of a dystopian novel,” Sean Crawford writes,
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on his street. To skimp on water costs, the governor and dictatorial emergency
manager exposed the whole city to lead poisoning. My hometown of Flint has
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*The Mine Wars: The Bitter Battle Fought By a “People Made of
Steel”withRandall MacLowry, producer and director *
Go inside the coal miners’ bitter battle for dignity at the dawn of
the 20th century with *The Mine Wars*. The struggle over the material that fueled America led to the largest armed insurrection since the Civil War and turned parts of West Virginia into a bloody war zone. At the dawn of the 20th century, coal was the fuel that powered the nation. Yet few Americans thought much about the men who blasted the black rock from underground and hauled it to the surface. The Mine Wars tells the overlooked story of the miners in the mountains of southern West Virginia, native mountaineers, African American migrants, and European immigrants who came together in a protracted struggle for their rights
*The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign Invites You to Celebrate the 73rd
Birthday of Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar Lopez Riverawith.
Jesus Papoleto Melendez, poet. Rafael Landron, poet.
Estela Vasquez, VP, 1199/SEIU. Lynne Stewart, former Political Prisoner.
Bob Lederer, former grand jury resister*
Celebrate the birthday of Oscar Lopez Rivera, an imprisoned struggler
against colonialism, imprisoned by the U.S., and call for his release.
For the past 34 years, Oscar Lopez Rivera has spent his birthday in prison.
He is in jail because he is a revolutionary who fought for the independence of Puerto Rico. Join us we celebrate the life, work, and legacy of this extraordinary man!
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