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Bolivia’s two worlds

A new conflict broke out in Bolivia at the end of March. Thousands of miners blocked highways in five departments of Bolivia to protest a pending new mining law. Three miners were killed by the national police, while the miners took dozens of police hostage. Continue reading

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May-June 2014 News & Letters online

May-June 2014 News & Letters online: “From the U.S. to Ukraine, crises and revolts call for philosophy”; “Unchaining the revolutionary dialectic”; much more… Continue reading

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A view after Marikana

What have we learned from the Marikana massacre of South African mine workers? Continue reading

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Chile re-inters miners

Despite overwhelming evidence against the mine owners, a judge ruled that no one was responsible for the mine collapse in Chile that trapped 33 miners three years ago. Continue reading

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Latin America in view

Bolivia’s Statism; Guatemala’s Genocide Trial in Disarray; Honduras coup anniversary Continue reading

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Black lung disease increasing in youth

From the new September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: Black lung disease increasing in youth Detroit, Mich.–An alarming increase in black lung disease (pneumoconiosis) among coal miners is raising serious questions about the effectiveness of coal dust suppression in the nation’s mines. … Continue reading

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Justice still overdue for 29 murdered coal miners

From the March-April 2012 issue of News & Letters: Justice still overdue for 29 murdered coal miners Detroit—A new break in late February signaled a giant step forward in the prosecution of officials at the Upper Big Branch coal mine … Continue reading

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