Four killed, many missing in West Bengal coal mine collapse

At least four persons are confirmed dead and many missing in a coal mine collapse in Kalikapur village of Mejhia block in Bankura district. Many of the workers in the mine were from nearby Jharkhand. Locals said that they are unsure about the number of missing workers in the mine, which is one of many […]

Posted at 3:33 PM on January 15, 2017 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , | Continue reading

Teenager dies in Batken region coal mine

A teenager died in a coal mine in Sulyukta town, Batken region. Press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported. According to it, the tragedy took place on January 9 at about 4.15 p.m. in one of the mines owned by Beles-1 LLC. It is reported that the teenager, 2000, illegally mined coal, a […]

Posted at 11:31 AM on January 13, 2017 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , , | Continue reading

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Mark Nowak is the author of Shut Up Shut Down (Coffee House Press, 2004), a New York Times  “Editor’s Choice,” and Coal Mountain Elementary (Coffee House Press, 2009), which Howard Zinn called “a stunning educational tool.” He is a 2010 Guggenheim fellow, a recipient of the Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism from Split This Rock (2015) and a Lannan Literary Fellow (2015). A native of Buffalo, Nowak currently directs the Worker Writers School, currently in collaboration with PEN America and the Worker Justice Center of New York.