Two labourers dead as Shangla coalmine collapses

ALPURI: Two labourers died when a portion coalmine collapsed here on Monday. Rescue sources said that a portion of coal mine located in Shangla caved in when the labourers were engaged in routine work. Two labourers who were trapped under the debris and died in the incident and it will take at least two days […]

Posted at 7:36 AM on June 12, 2018 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , , | Continue reading

11 dead in northeast China iron-mine blast

A TRUCK carrying explosives has blown up near the entrance of an iron-ore mine in northeast China, killing 11 people, injuring nine and leaving another 25 trapped underground, state media reported. Some 23 victims stuck inside the mine run by Huamei Group — a subsidiary of China National Coal Group Co — in Liaoning province […]

Posted at 12:03 PM on June 9, 2018 | 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.