Female miner, 22, killed 900 feet below surface at gold mine near Timmins

TIMMINS, Ont. — A 22-year-old woman has died from her injuries after an accident at a gold mine about 125 kilometres east of Timmins, Ont. St. Andrew Goldfields Ltd. said in a statement that employee Alexie Dallaire-Vincent was fatally injured during what the company calls an “underground rail haulage accident” at its Holt Mine on […]

Posted at 5:42 PM on May 25, 2015 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Mine Disasters | Tagged: , , , , , , , | Continue reading

Mike Elk on Memorial Day

For Memorial Day, here’s a reminiscence from my buddy, Mike Elk, a labor reporter at POLITICO. One of the proudest days of my career was when was I got to tell Susan Glasser about my grandfather Regis Holden. All of my life I have always swelled pride when people said I looked like my grandfather. […]

Posted at 5:34 PM on May 25, 2015 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Labor and Social Movements | Tagged: , , , | Continue reading



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 and recipient of the Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism from Split This Rock (2015). A native of Buffalo, Nowak currently directs both the MFA Program at Manhattanville College and the Worker Writers Institute at PEN.


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