Vox Populi

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Erica Etelson: How Liberals Left the White Working Class Behind

While people of color and middle-class White women are slowly gaining representation, poor Whites’ stars are not rising.

December 19, 2019 · 2 Comments

Rebecca Solnit: Welcome to the US, Greta. With Your Help We Can Save the Planet and Ourselves

Even in such a divided and troubled country, there is hope. Between us we can beat the climate destroyers.

September 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Patricia Youngblood: Two West Virginia Poems

five hundred mountains   over 500 mountains in Appalachia have been leveled by mountaintop removal mining, more than 1,000 miles of streams poisoned and buried in mine waste . the … Continue reading

August 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

Appalachian Voices: Mountaintop Removal 101

Mountaintop removal is any method of surface coal mining that destroys a mountaintop or ridgeline, whether or not the mined area will be returned to what is legally described as … Continue reading

August 8, 2017 · 3 Comments

Dawn Potter: Company Town

2011 E. B. Leisenring Jr., the scion of a powerful Pennsylvania coal family who led industry negotiators during a long and bitter mine workers’ strike in 1978, ignoring pleas by … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

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