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Coal mining in America's heartland | DW Documentary
 
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West Virginia, USA - under its wild mountain idyll hides the "black hell": A labyrinth of dark tunnels - hard life in a coal mine. [Online until: 15 August 2019] "Wild, wonderful West Virginia” - that’s how the small state nestled in the Appalachian Mountains bills itself. This documentary reports on the daily struggle facing local coal miners hoping for help from Donald Trump; a sheriff combating the opioid epidemic that has already claimed thousands of lives; and a Cherokee environmental activist whose efforts have earned her intimidation and threats. The whistle of a locomotive at the front of an old coal train, quiet winding roads, and hardly a highway to be found - that’s still the image that many have of West Virginia today. But beneath the forest-covered mountains lies a labyrinth of tunnels just one meter high, in which miners still spend their entire working days toiling in the dark on their hands and knees. The camera team accompanies a traditional coal mining family as they go about their day. Together with the family’s two sons, Scott and Steven Lockhart, the crew ventures into the mine. Conversations with the miners reveal why people who had been lifelong Democratic Party supporters are suddenly placing their hopes for the future in Donald Trump. But the documentary also ventures beyond the coal mines to uncover the lesser-known sides of this Appalachian state - from snake-handling Pentecostal churches to the bluegrass and mountain ballads of Alan Cathead Johnston. We also speak with Sheriff Martin West, who sued the country’s three biggest pharmaceutical makers for their role in the opioid epidemic that has swept the region. And we meet another person who has decided to fight back: Maria Gunnoe, a young Cherokee activist who has dared to take on the coal barons that are ravaging the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. _______ DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch high-class documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary. Subscribe to DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39zufHfsuGgpLviKh297Q?sub_confirmation=1# For more documentaries visit: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/docfilm/s-3610 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories DW netiquette policy: http://www.dw.com/en/dws-netiquette-policy/a-5300954
Views: 360132 DW Documentary
The Coal Town System
 
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West Virginia coal operators built small, company-owned towns for their miners to live in. The coal towns were almost always unincorporated; there were no elected officials, no independent police forces. Owners hired private detective agencies to watch over their workforce. Company towns were also untethered from the free market competition owners usually championed. "The Mine Wars" premieres January 26, 2016 on American Experience PBS.
Views: 13798 AmericanExperiencePBS
Sago Mine Disaster
 
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Thirteen men sat in the best barricade they could build, enduring...hoping. They had used their single hour of oxygen from the only Self Contained Self Rescuer issued to them by the company. Their families waited outside living through one of the most difficult times of their lives, praying to see their loved ones once again. As time wore on, we would learn the ultimate fate of those men, those husbands, those fathers, those grandfathers, brothers, uncles, nephews. One was alive, barely holding on…the others had perished in the thick poisoned air of the mine. The miners of Sago were like so many of us. They took one of the few jobs available to them, jobs that would allow them to live in the places they had long called home, jobs that would pay enough to support their families. If only the company had given them more than one SCSR—if only there had been a law—but we know how much power money holds over the hearts of men. It would be the suffering and tragic loss of life of those 12 brave souls—the pain of constant loss felt by their families—that would finally see to it that every coal miner in the United States would never face the same crisis. Millions of Americans became outraged at the events that played out on their televisions, and the ensuing public outcry would accomplish a feat that has seldom been accomplished in the history of US coal mining—the power of coal industry lobbyists was outweighed by the voice of the public in the halls of government. Laws were passed and now additional SCSRs must be purchased by coal companies, underground safe havens must be built and supply miners with three day of oxygen, food, and water. Each time my crew passed a safe haven and SCSR stash on our way to the section, I would think of those men, I would think of their final hours. I would pay my respects to them in my own way and wish that the corruption of the coalfields had not taken their lives. I hope that other miners do the same and remember the day the miners of Sago perished and the hearts of their families were forever broken. May you all rest in peace. God Bless.
Views: 163016 Nick Mullins
The Land of Mountaintop Removal
 
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Over five hundred mountains in West Virginia have been destroyed because of new mining techniques used by coal companies in the Appalachians. From: AERIAL AMERICA: West Virginia http://bit.ly/1lEvUuh
Views: 111437 Smithsonian Channel
RJ Corman Loop Creek Branch Coal Train Interchanging @ CSX Mainline, Thurmond West Virginia!
 
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RJ Corman Railroad Company bringing a huge loaded coal train down to CSX interchange in Thurmond, West Virginia. Remote coal town with 2 railroad companies, a unique railroad/automobile bridge, a restored station still used by Amtrak and a population of 5! This spells awesomeness~! We chased a couple lite locomotives up the 16 mile branch and then filmed them coming onto the CSX mainline. The coal train is seen coming onto the main in the heart of the town and then backing east down the main. Then we show the locomotives run around the train to hook onto the other end so another crew can continue the move east. I also show the rails before and after the train. It takes 5 locomotives to get the train out of the loadout at Pax. A few miles before Thurmond, the 2 RJ Corman locomotives were set off on a siding. Trains go very slow on the branch to Pax and it takes 2 hours to go the 16 miles. A truck can been seen in the video following the train on the branch. A crew member in the truck lines the switches and removes the derail for the coal train. Listen in on 160.230. Recorded Friday, October 12, 2018. Also check out my friends band Chaos Ritual. https://www.reverbnation.com/chaosritual Thanks for watching! Please comment, rate and SUBSCRIBE TO JAWTOOTH!! PLEASE WATCH ONE OF MY BEST VIDEOS BELOW!! Railroad Crossing Malfunctions! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REA_q... School Bus Waits For Train! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIOJq... Unusual Railroad Stuff! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5Ymx... CSX Locomotive #1 Going Into Tunnel! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrUmc... First Train In Months! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg2lk... Cabooses On Trains! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjlLr... Messing With Hunters! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vPpb... Funniest Eva!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByuUS... TRAIN INTERRUPTS PARADE! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InMMG... Runaway Tank Car! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttSWq... Chasing Trespassers Off My Farm! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vPpb... Riding The Zoo Train! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb3vC...
Views: 22187 Jaw Tooth
Coal Mining In Appalachia
 
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If coal mining was stopped today, over 50% of Americans would literally freeze in the dark. Additionally, coal mining not only provides jobs for tens of thousands of miners, but the vendors, contractors and surrounding communities benefit as well. The sound track was written and performed by my friend James Powell of Berea, Ky. This video, in no way, is intended to negatively portray coal mining. It simply shows what some people will chance in order for you to be able to flip a light switch on and be able to see, or turn your thermostat up and not freeze to death. LeRoy Moore Jr.
Views: 119288 LeRoy Moore
Racial and Ethnic Boundaries in the Coal Mines
 
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To meet the growing demand for coal in the early 20th century, West Virginia companies needed more miners. African Americans mixed with European immigrants and native Appalachians in the mines and the coal towns. Coal operators felt that diversity would keep unionization at bay. "The Mine Wars" premieres on American Experience PBS January 26, 2015.
Views: 4102 AmericanExperiencePBS
Clinton To WV Miners: 'Sorry' for Coal Comments
 
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(3 May 2016) Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told West Virginians she felt 'sorry and sad' for comments on coal she made earlier this year. Republicans criticized Hillary Clinton for earlier comments that her policies would put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business. Clinton responded to an out-of-work coal miner directly, saying that she was mistaken and that she is committed to coalfield workers and communities. Clinton added that she is focused on doing whatever she can to support West Virginians, whether or not they support her. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/ee80ae1feb68a1fd019384bdab028528 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 260 AP Archive
American Coal Mining Documentary - Strip Mines - Appalachian Mountains - 1974
 
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FOR OVER 25 YEARS COAL COMPANIES HAVE STRIP MINED THOUSAND OF ACRES OF AMERICAN APPALCHIAN MOUNTAINS. THOUSAND OF ACRES OF COUNTRY ARE LAID WASTE AS WHOLE MOUNTAINSIDE ARE BLASTED AND BULLDOZED TO REACH OFTEN TINY COAL SEAMS. ONE OF THE BIGGEST LAND OWNERS IN THE AREA IS THE BRITISH COMPANY "AMERICAN ASSOCIATION LTD" WHICH FORMS PART OF AN INTERNATIONAL EMPIRE HEADED BY AN EX LORD MAYOR OF LONDON, SIR DENYS LOWSON. First Shown: 25/07/1974 If you would like to license a clip from this video please e mail: [email protected] Quote: VT9724
Views: 18633 ThamesTv
Caller: The Coal Companies Depend on West Virginia
 
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If you liked this clip of The Thom Hartmann Program, please do us a big favor and share it with your friends... and hit that "like" button! http://www.thomhartmann.com Follow Us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thom_hartmann Subscribe to The Thom Hartmann Program for more: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thomhartmann
Finding Fairmont: King Coal
 
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Say "West Virginia" to a non-native (or "outsider"?) and there's a good chance they'll think "coal mines". They'll conjure up images of black and white photos of soot-faced men, standing side-by-side in the hills. They'll think of corrupt coal companies and tough, leather-faced miners. There's a mystery to the outside world, something strange and unkown about the coal mines of West Virginia. The story of Fairmont, West Virginia, is tied inextricably to the coal industry. In this episode of Finding Fairmont, we sit down with coal miners to explore the birth, life -- and death -- of the Fairmont coal mines. And to understand what its like to work in a miner -- a real picture of the life of a miner. For the full website, go to http://www.audisseyguides.com/fairmont
Views: 4396 audisseyguides
Black Hawk Mining Fraud Watch:  Local Mining Contractors Plead Guilty to Fraud
 
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black hawk mining fraud watch CHARLESTON — Several local men pleaded guilty to federal charges of orchestrating a multimillion-dollar fraud against the state's leading workers' compensation provider. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Arville W. Sargent, 52, of Chapmanville; Jerome Eddie Russell, 50, of Williamson; Frelin Workman, 58, of Belfry, Ky.; Randy Workman, 36, of Belfry, Ky.; and Arthur J. White, Jr., 60, of Lenore; pleaded guilty this week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, to frauding BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Company. Sargent, previously employed by Brickstreet, pleaded guilty to honest services mail fraud and tax evasion. Sargent admitted that, from its inception in January 2006 until at least Feb. 1, 2011, he led a scheme to defraud BrickStreet by allowing certain policyholders operating in the coal mining industry to drastically underreport their payroll during annual field audits he conducted on behalf of BrickStreet for the intended purpose of confirming those policyholders were paying accurate workers' compensation insurance premiums. Sargent further admitted that he purposely allowed four "employee leasing" companies, Aracoma Contracting, LCC., Christian Contracting, Newhall Contracting and T&W Services, LLC., all of whom provided labor on a contract basis to coal companies in southern West Virginia, to falsify documents drastically understating their actual payroll. CONTINUE READING: http://www.williamsondailynews.com/view/full_story/22100700/article-Local-mining-contractors-plead-guilty-to-fraud?instance=popular
Views: 349 Ashley Smith
Coal Companies Erasing American Labor History | Blair Mountain (Professor Chuck Keeney Interview)
 
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The Government is working with coal companies to erase violent American labor history. "Battle of Blair Mountain: Mine Wars & Rednecks" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chL97vxY2Vs Sadly, my short video about Blair Mt. got removed: https://medium.com/@0rf/my-blair-mountain-video-was-removed-a7215b17ca8 Support independent media! ▶https://www.patreon.com/Orf Hi, I'm Matt Orfalea :) ▶https://twitter.com/0rf ▶https://medium.com/@0rf ▶https://facebook.com/matt.orfalea
Views: 699 Matt Orfalea
Blair Mountain, WV: The West Virginia Mine Wars
 
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America's Most Endangered Mountains - Blair Mountain, WV Pledge to Help End Mountaintop Removal. Visit: www.iLoveMountains.org - - - COMMUNITY STORY - - - "[Mountaintop removal coal mining would] wipe out a large part of the southern end of the battlefield that was occupied by the union miners." Blair Mountain, West Virginia is the site of a 1921 battle in the West Virginia Mine Wars,, the historic push of unionized coal miners from the north to organize the workers of the southern coalfields. Involving 13,000 union miners and 2,000 anti-union defenders, the battle was the largest armed conflict in America since the Civil War! It remains literally a battleground: a prime location for finding historic artifacts left from both sides of the conflict. It's also, however, a battleground between opponents of mountaintop removal coal mining and the coal companies themselves. Kenny King, a resident of Blair Mountain since 1962, explains how this historical site, which he has been working to preserve for 17 years, is threatened by a 333 acre mining permit. "[Mountaintop removal coal mining would] wipe out a large part of the southern end of the battlefield that was occupied by the union miners." A valuable piece of labor organizing history is not the only thing that would be destroyed by mining Blair Mountain. According to King, if they strip Blair Mountain, they'll lose innumerable natural resources: "Valuable hardwood forest, herbs like the ginseng, yellowroot, cohosh, and blood root... you'll never see it again. All will be lost; it'll just cease to exist. It will be erased off the face of the earth." If you would like to help protect Blair Mountain's many valuable assets, please take King's advice: "Let [your representatives] know that there has to be a better way than sacrificing all the mountains and forest land and historical sites just for a convenient way of producing energy." To support Kenny and his community contact: Kenny King • (304) 752-2260 • [email protected] www.FriendsofBlairMountain.org The Friends of Blair Mountain is a group of historians, archeologists and others dedicated to preserving the cultural and historical resources of the site of the 1921 Battle of Blair Mountain in southern West Virginia.
Views: 36219 iLoveMountainsOrg
The Mine Wars Preview
 
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The story of small people going up against very big forces for a better nation. In the first two decades of the 20th century, coal miners and coal companies in West Virginia clashed in a series of brutal conflicts over labor conditions and unionization. Learn more about our film THE MINE WARS, including where to watch the full documentary: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/theminewars/
Views: 1794 AmericanExperiencePBS
Unloading an Overhead crane at a Coal mine in West Virginia
 
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I unloaded this Overhead crane at a mine in West Virginia. It is 14' 10" wide and 60 foot long. It took a day to drive to WV and about 30 minutes to untie it from my trailer and rig it to the crane and less than a minute to swing it off
Views: 220 mrbill1560
The Mine Wars | PBS America
 
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Premieres 9pm, Wednesday 29 June on Freesat 156 | Sky 534 | Virgin Media 276 Following its European premiere at the Sheffield Doc Fest, this documentary recalls the struggle for trade union recognition by mine workers in West Virginia, a battle that lasted two decades. At the beginning of the 20th century, coal was the engine of American industrial progress. The coal industry employed over 700,000 men, yet few Americans gave much thought to the price paid by those whose working days were spent underground. With entire communities owned by the mining companies, conditions and pay were strictly controlled. The stage was set for conflict, and the spark that ignited the flame arrived in 1901 in the shape of Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, an outspoken labour organiser and activist. West Virginian miners went on strike in 1902, with the employees demanding shorter workdays, higher wages and recognition of the union. It was to be the first of a series of industrial disputes that frequently erupted into violence, with successive state governors being forced to declare martial law as the coal companies engaged paramilitary forces to combat the strikers, who themselves were heavily armed. Superior force was eventually to prevail, however, and in the early 1920s the strikes eventually petered out. It would not be until 1933 that Congress passed legislation guaranteeing the workers' right to unionise.
Views: 4008 PBS America
Upper Big Branch - Never Again
 
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This documentary looks at the forensic evidence from the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster that occurred on April 5, 2010 and its implications. Can we make coal mining safer? The purpose behind the Upper Big Branch - Never Again documentary is to review forensic evidence from the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster that occurred on April 5, 2010. The film seeks to start a public discussion about the need for cooperation among the mining industry, government and mining experts to improve mining safety. Analyzing forensic evidence from tragedies like the explosion at Upper Big Branch and adopting innovations and technology developed by coal companies could bring improvements to mine safety. Don Blankenship is concerned that improvements in mine safety will not be made as long as the geological characteristics of mines and mine disasters are not fully investigated. Visit http://ubbneveragain.com to find out more.
Out Of My Mind - story from 1920's coal mine wars in West Virginia
 
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OUT OF MY MIND is available for download from CD Baby, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, among others. https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dancunningham4 The song was recognized in six different songwrtiting competitions - OUT OF MY MIND is a tragic tale from the Appalachian coal-fields. The story told in this song is fictional, but the background is drawn from the history of coal mining in West Virginia around 1920. When the miners attempted to unionize, the mining company would hire companies like the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency to provide security. Among other duties, these "hired guns" would evict miners (and their families) from company housing when they no longer worked for the company. A miner might lose his job for involvement union organizing, and of course, a dead man was no longer an employee. In this song, the narrator tries to stop his mother's eviction and the confrontation ends in violence. “The Baldwin-Felts came calling The week my daddy died Put my momma on the street I tried my best to help her but I killed a man instead” (CONCERNING TRAINS and this song) It is a familiar sight deep in the Appalachians, particularly in years past. In those narrow valleys of the coal fields, there may be a road, a creek or river, and a railroad track, with scant room for much else on that narrow ribbon of "flat" land between the mountains. The sound of the train winding thru the valley is part of the environment. It is the background music for every activity in those small communities. Of, course we end the song with some coal train imagery. “I set out on the rails tonight I have to get away the wheels, they click, the lonely whistle blows A snake of coal cars follows me , black as my wicked deed” Out Of My Mind, received attention from six different songwriting competitions and John Francis (2006 ASCAP Sammy Cahn Lyricist of the Year) said, "OUT OF MY MIND is a very cool, dark, murder ballad. Artful. Your voice is very compelling". -Regional finalist 2010  New Song/Mountain Stage contest  -Story Song finalist 2010  Independent Music Awards  -Semi-Finalist  Acoustic Roundtable 2011 Worldwide Search  -Semi-Finalist 2011  SONG OF THE YEAR contest  -2012 East Coast Songwriters  Honorable Mention Americana/Folk -2017 Just Plain Folks Music Awards  Americana nomination You can search the internet for more information West Virginia coal wars and the Baldwin Felts Detective Agency. A good overview of the 1920-1921 Mine War is provide in a book: THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS by Lon Savage The labor unrest leading up to and including the Matewan Massacre is dramatized in the move MATEWAN, directed by John Sales “Out Of My Mind" is copyright 2010 pickndawg music
Views: 429 Dan Cunningham
West Virginia Coal Mining (with music)
 
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Created on May 25, 2009 using FlipShare.
Views: 2164 chicagowriters
Coal Mine, West Virginia, 1954
 
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Scenes of a coal mine, West Virginia, 1954. One shot shows the family Dodge. Silent regular 8mm film by my father, Al Mozzer.
Views: 405 mozzermemories
Covered In Coal In West Virginia (Tribute to U.B.B. Mine Explosion)
 
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Hi This Is Serena Ellison I am a Coal Miners Daughter.. You will see my dad all throughout this video, he is the one holding me the bald baby girl... My Grandpa Tony Farruggia is also in this video, as a baby standing in front of a coal train and later in life in the coal mines, also in this video is my Father in law, my uncle James who died in the mines, as well as MANY friends and locals here in WV. I am PROUD of what these miners do every day, not saying I am proud of how the companies treat them.....This song by the Great Blackwater Outlaws, "Covered in Coal" is used along with these photos of our hard working Miners as a Tribute to the worst coal mining disaster since 1984. We will never forget that terrible day April 5th 2010 in Raleigh County WV at the U.B.B. Mine. They will be forever in our hearts as we reach out to lend their loved ones left behind a shoulder to cry on and a helping hand. Rest in Peace Miners, your babies will be taken care of. Your WV Neighbors will see to that.
Views: 136856 Serena Ellison
AMERICAN COAL MINER WAR: Before Matewan
 
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The American Coal Miner War West Virginia 1912-1921 "Before Matewan" The 1912-13 events at Paint & Cabin Creek are known as the first of the Coal Mine Wars of West Virginia. There was a march of 5,000 miners in 1919. Then the Matewan Massacre in 1920 led to the shooting of Chief Hatfield. The only movie made about this was filmed in 1987 by John Sayles. Finally with the help of Mother Jones and Bill Blizzard, apx. 15,000 armed miners attacked apx. 1,500 Company thugs, State Police, & 2,000 U.S. Military units in the Battle of Blair Mountain. The "RedNeck Army" (named for red cloth around their neck) surrendered when the U.S. Air Force threatened to bomb them. In 2005, the West Virginia Archives and History Commission voted unanimously to recommend to the National Park Service that 1,600 acres of Blair Mountain be included on the National Register. Coal mining companies and nearby landowners promptly sued to overturn the nomination. The Sierra Club moved to join the suit, and in May 2006 a West Virginia judge granted the Club's participation. That same month, the National Trust for Historic Preservation placed the Blair Mountain battlefield on its list of America's 11 Most Endangered Places. The United Mine Workers union also came out in support of the National Register listing because of its importance to the labor movement. Bibliography: "When Miners March"; William Blizzard "Thunder in the Mountains"; Lon Savage "WV Mine Wars"; David A. Corbin "Battle of Blair Mountain"; Robert Shogun
Views: 14914 SCODgreenhood
In The Company's Hands
 
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This is a clip from a documentary about the coal wars of West Virginia. It explores the complex relationship between the company town, the coal miners and the mine owners.
Views: 1162 Jack Kelly
Coal Mining Song-Blood By The Ton 2010
 
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Blood by The Ton by Stephen Davis written about a mine disaster in Eccles WV in the early 1900's. The photos in this video are all original. They are from our family who have all been touched by Coal mining. With the disaster last week it appears not much has changed over time. The miners are sacrificed for money as the big companies continue to avoid regulations and fines. They bury towns in sludge and lethal gas as they destroy the earth and people who need it. This song is about such a disaster which happened in the early 1900's. The images are of a mining settlement , company store and the area near the mine where people lived under control of the company. They were paid in script and always ended up owing money at the end of the month. I will begin on a book soon about the life I remember as a child growing up in West Virginia. It will be tied to a series of songs about the experiences. You will be amazed at how much people stayed together in spirit through the best and the worst of times. The truly paid with Blood By The Ton.
Views: 26307 mumbleypeysteve
Ten days after a West Virginia coal mine explosion killed 29 miners President Barack
 
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Ten days after a West Virginia coal mine explosion killed 29 miners President Barack Obama ordered immediate inspections of US mines with bad safety records.
Views: 593 trans2020ccc
Coal: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
 
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We’ve heard a lot of talk about coal miners in the last year, but what are the real issues surrounding coal? John Oliver and a giant squirrel look into it. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight
Views: 12001075 LastWeekTonight
The Law Works Special - The Upper Big Branch Coal Mine Investigation
 
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On April 5, 2010, twenty-nine coal miners died in the explosion of the Upper Big Branch Mine, the worst United States coal mine accident in nearly forty years. As a result, then Governor Joe Manchin asked the former head of the Mine Safety and Heath Administration, Davitt McAteer, to conduct an independent investigation.
DN! Activists Shut Down West Virginia Coal Mine
 
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Activists Shut Down West Virginia Coal Mine A highwall miner in West Virginia has been shut down after activists locked themselves to mining equipment on Coal River Mountain. On Thursday, two members of the groups Climate Ground Zero and Mountain Justice chained themselves to equipment at Massey Energy's Bee Tree Surface Mine alongside a banner reading "Save Coal River Mountain." The activists say they're protesting dangers at the Brushy Fork Sludge Impoundment, which they say would engulf downstream communities with toxic coal waste in the event of a collapse.
Views: 1495 StartLoving3
Underground Coal Mining
 
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A view from the drivers seat going into a mine where they use the room & pillar mining technique and another clip showing the longwall mining operation.
Views: 117202 MineralsInYourLife
A tribute to West Virginia coal miners | Johnny Staats & Dave Vaughn | TED Institute
 
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By day, Johnny Staats is a UPS package car driver. The rest of the time, he is a world-class bluegrass mandolin, guitar, and violin player. In this performance Staats, accompanied by Dave Vaughn on guitar, sings of the hardships faced by generations of coal miners working in West Virginia. In times of lightning-paced transformation, one thing stands true: daring human imagination can solve our most intractable problems. In the third year of partnership, [email protected] 2017 speakers asked: “What if?” They unveiled the potential of global interconnectivity, and, ultimately, what it means to evolve in a world spinning ever faster. About the TED Institute: We know that innovative ideas and fresh approaches to challenging problems can be discovered inside visionary companies around the world. The TED Institute helps surface and share these insights. Every year, TED works with a group of select companies and foundations to identify internal ideators, inventors, connectors, and creators. Drawing on the same rigorous regimen that has prepared speakers for the TED main stage, TED Institute works closely with each partner, overseeing curation and providing intensive one-on-one talk development to sharpen and fine tune ideas. Learn more at http://www.ted.com/ted-institute Follow TED Institute on Twitter @TEDPartners Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDInstitute
Views: 2064 TED Institute
Junior Walk, 21: The coal companies control everything you do.
 
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Junior Walk is an environmental activist who paid a high price for speaking out against the coal industry. He was raised in the Southern part of West Virginia on the banks of the Coal River. In his community, you either take a minimum wage job, join the military, or work for the coal mining industry. He attended the Keystone XL protest in Washington in August. He was arrested last month at a tree sit-in to stop blasting. He's being sued by his former employer Massey Energy, now Alpha Natural Resources, for trespassing. His court date is scheduled for November 14. Junior is in San Francisco accepting the Brower Youth Award, which is given to seven young people for their outstanding activism and achievements in the fields of environmental and social justice advocacy. It's the first time he's traveled West of the Mississippi. Find out more here: http://is.gd/Q5rbd2 Listen to the Your Call show with Junior and two other award recipients: http://is.gd/YDD8aZ
Views: 2535 R Aguilar
'He Has Our Back': Coal Miner Praises Trump for Ending Obama's War on Coal
 
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As seen on "Fox & Friends First" A West Virginia coal worker praised President Donald Trump for his plan to ease Obama-era climate restrictions on coal-burning power plants. MORE: https://bit.ly/2nUoDke
Views: 12827 Fox News Insider
AMERICAN COAL MINER WAR: After Matewan
 
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The American Coal Miner War West Virginia 1912-1921 "After Matewan" The 1912-13 events at Paint & Cabin Creek are known as the first of the Coal Mine Wars of West Virginia. There was a march of 5,000 miners in 1919. Then the Matewan Massacre in 1920 led to the shooting of Chief Hatfield. The only movie made about this was filmed in 1987 by John Sayles. Finally with the help of Mother Jones and Bill Blizzard, apx. 15,000 armed miners attacked apx. 1,500 Company thugs, State Police, & 2,000 U.S. Military units in the Battle of Blair Mountain. The "RedNeck Army" (named for red cloth around their neck) surrendered when the U.S. Air Force threatened to bomb them. In 2005, the West Virginia Archives and History Commission voted unanimously to recommend to the National Park Service that 1,600 acres of Blair Mountain be included on the National Register. Coal mining companies and nearby landowners promptly sued to overturn the nomination. The Sierra Club moved to join the suit, and in May 2006 a West Virginia judge granted the Club's participation. That same month, the National Trust for Historic Preservation placed the Blair Mountain battlefield on its list of America's 11 Most Endangered Places. The United Mine Workers union also came out in support of the National Register listing because of its importance to the labor movement. Bibliography: "When Miners March"; William Blizzard "Thunder in the Mountains"; Lon Savage "WV Mine Wars"; David A. Corbin "Battle of Blair Mountain"; Robert Shogun
Views: 28689 SCODgreenhood
AMERICAN COAL MINER WAR: During Matewan
 
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The American Coal Miner War West Virginia 1912-1921 "During Matewan" The 1912-13 events at Paint & Cabin Creek are known as the first of the Coal Mine Wars of West Virginia. There was a march of 5,000 miners in 1919. Then the Matewan Massacre in 1920 led to the shooting of Chief Hatfield. The only movie made about this was filmed in 1987 by John Sayles. Finally with the help of Mother Jones and Bill Blizzard, apx. 15,000 armed miners attacked apx. 1,500 Company thugs, State Police, & 2,000 U.S. Military units in the Battle of Blair Mountain. The "RedNeck Army" (named for red cloth around their neck) surrendered when the U.S. Air Force threatened to bomb them. In 2005, the West Virginia Archives and History Commission voted unanimously to recommend to the National Park Service that 1,600 acres of Blair Mountain be included on the National Register. Coal mining companies and nearby landowners promptly sued to overturn the nomination. The Sierra Club moved to join the suit, and in May 2006 a West Virginia judge granted the Club's participation. That same month, the National Trust for Historic Preservation placed the Blair Mountain battlefield on its list of America's 11 Most Endangered Places. The United Mine Workers union also came out in support of the National Register listing because of its importance to the labor movement. Bibliography: "When Miners March"; William Blizzard "Thunder in the Mountains"; Lon Savage "WV Mine Wars"; David A. Corbin "Battle of Blair Mountain"; Robert Shogun
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In Ohio's Coal Country, Murray Energy Fights On (1)
 
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“How many of you have been laid off at least once in your career as coal miners?” Robert Murray asks a group of coal mining foreman assembled at the St. Clairsville, Ohio headquarters of Murray Energy. Nearly every hand in the room goes up in response to the question. The 75 year old is CEO and President of Murray Energy, one of America’s largest coal companies. Picture Credits: Energy production system (Credit: Aspen Snowmass), Methane capturing system (Credit: Aspen Snowmass), Exhibition Coal Mine - Beckley, WV (Credit: Trixie.In.Dixie), EPA DC Climate Action Crowd 5 (Credit: Karen Murphy), Coal power plant (Credit: David Shane/Creative Commons), Coal-fired power plant (Credit: Mike Lavoie/Creative Commons), EPA sign (Credit: TexasGOPVote.com/Creative Commons)
A West Virginia Solar Story
 
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The solar and wind industries are leading drivers of American job growth. While both industries represent less than 10 percent of U.S. electricity supply, their job growth easily outpaces other sectors of the U.S. economy, and job growth trajectories for the coming decades are truly dramatic and exciting. At a time when advocates for coal mining and coal-fired power are drawing media attention to the question of energy-related jobs, renewable energy advocates have an opportunity to tell their compelling story of jobs and economic development and shape the public conversation about the future of energy across the U.S. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Wind Energy Foundation (WEF) and NEXTracker, Inc. have formed a Renewable Energy Jobs Communications Campaign to carry out this critical work. Working in partnership with The Solar Foundation, Advanced Energy Economy and VoteSolar, we will organize a series of events over 18 months in targeted locations across the country to highlight wind and solar jobs and economic development. To donate and learn more about A Renewable America, go here: https://www.arenewableamerica.org/
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A tribute song to the 29 West Virginia Miners, "Take me home, country Rd"
 
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Take me home, country rd was always my favour country song, even back when I live in China in highschool. I always have this picture, old miners got off work, have children waiting them at a lovely mining home. Today finally they found another four bodies at the deadest coal mining accident in West Virginia. There are average 5000 Chinese coal miners dead every year, the deadest occupation in the world. Why? Chinese called it Blood Coal, because there are many dead spirits in those coals we burn everyday. Those dirty pit and companies just care about profit, do not care about life. Unionliztion is banned, even Chinese is supposed to be so called Socialist country [email protected]#$%^ Massey Energy was fined $382,000 for serious violations last year, many of which involved lack of ventilation.please, American, you should at least learn some lessons from Chinese.
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Hillary Clinton Is Challenged on Coal Comments
 
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An out-of-work coal miner in West Virginia challenged Hillary Clinton on earlier comments in which she talked about putting coal companies out of business. Photo: AP Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjvideo Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJvideo Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/ Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJ On Snapchat: https://on.wsj.com/2ratjSM
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West Virginia environmental activists hit coal mining where it hurts: banks
 
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Mountaintop removal brings devastation and danger like no other method of mining, showering nearby homes with toxic dust and polluting water supplies. Wary of footing bills for future lawsuits over resulting damages, banks are heeding the words of environmental activists and starting to pull funding from the industry.
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Aracoma Coal Alma Mine
 
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Arch Coal/Coal Mac National Award
 
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Arch Coal, Coal-Mac LLC is a 2017 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Award National Award winner for its work on the Pine Creek 2 Surface Mine in West Virginia.
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Activists, miners battle for Blair Mountain
 
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In 1921, West Virginia coal miners rose up against the coal companies and fought to unionize, battling big coal's paramilitaries in the largest armed uprising since the American Civil War. 90 years later, the Battle of Blair Mountain rages on as hundreds of miners, activists and environmentalists march 50 miles to stop the mountaintop removal that they say threatens the water, health and history of Appalachia. But the miners here say coal is everything and that they're also fighting--to survive.
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Thunderous applause for Bernie in West Virginia
 
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Ironic, isn't it, how the Democratic politician who is reaching out the most to struggling Coal Miners in Virginia isn't even a Democrat.
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West Virginia woman wins the goldman environmental prize
 
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Maria Gunnoe, a 40-year-old West Virginian, is a winner of this year's Goldman Prize for Environmental Activism, for taking on powerful American coal mining companies.
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Arch Coal #1
 
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One Breath At A Time; A Coal Miner's Perspective on Black Lung
 
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Gary Hairston, a resident of Beckley, West Virginia shares his story of his life as a coal miner. For more on this story check out Lori Kersey's article in the Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 edition of the Charleston Gazette-Mail. http://wvgazettemail.com
2 New Coal Mines Follow $90mil Investment
 
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Coal developer Ramaco Development and partners announced Tuesday, a $90 million investment that runs against the trend of coal bankruptcies and mine closures should enable two new coal mines and related facilities to open in West Virginia and Virginia next year. The mines would extract metallurgical coal. That type is used for steel production and most mined in the U.S. is exported overseas. Ramaco CEO Randall Atkins told The Associated Press, Kentucky-based Ramaco's partnership with two private equity firms will directly create some 400 jobs. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2016-09-06-US--New%20Coal%20Mines/id-64fa6b884b874fc18399f2d5ba6c14b3 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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