Gas leak kills 18 miners in central China coal mine

BEIJING (AP) — A gas leak in a coal mine in central China has killed 18 people, local authorities said Monday. The leak happened on Sunday morning when miners were working in the shaft of the mine in Youxian county in Hunan province, according to a statement from the propaganda department of the Communist Party […]

Posted at 6:55 PM on May 8, 2017 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , , | Continue reading

Coal Mine Explosion in Iran’s North Kills At Least 35 Miners, Reports Say

(TEHRAN) — A coal mine explosion that struck northern Iran killed at least 35 people, semi-official news agencies reported Thursday, as rescuers worked a second day to reach those trapped inside after the blast. The Fars, Mehr and Tasnim news agencies all carried similar reports Thursday morning. State media did not immediately report on the […]

Posted at 10:09 PM on May 4, 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.