08 Jun '11, 5pm

March on #blairmt to #stopmtr, strengthen #labor rights & create jobs in Appalachia: @Peace_Up_

March on #blairmt to #stopmtr, strengthen #labor rights & create jobs in Appalachia: @Peace_Up_

Those making the March on Blair Mountain are part of a long history of activism. Photo: Cheshire Tongkat/March on Blair Mountain Tim DeChristopher is a climate activist and cofounder of Peaceful Uprising . He has been beatified as a saint in the Church of Earthalujah by the Reverend Billy and convicted as a felon by the United States Government. Each of those honors were earned by disrupting a Utah BLM oil and gas auction in December 2008, in which Tim registered as Bidder 70 and outbid the oil companies. When Tim embarks on a government-sponsored writing retreat later this year, he will continue sending dispatches to Grist. In 1921, Blair Mountain, W. Va., was the site of a major milestone in the history of the labor movement when 15,000 union miners took a stand against the coal industry . This week, Blair Mountain may end up being a new milestone in the movement to abol...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/coal/2011-06-07-blair-mountain-a-new...

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