Thursday, April 29, 2010

Warning: Shopping May Prove Deadly to Miners

What happened earlier this month happens almost every day somewhere in the world: Miners are killed at work. And why do they die--or for whom? Miners from Utah to sub-Saharan Africa to China's Shanxi province die, in part, for us. As consumers who walk the aisles at WalMarts, dollar stores, and suburban shopping malls, we fuel the extraction of coal and other minerals every time we purchase items that are intimately connected to miners around the world.

- from "Warning: Shopping May Prove Deadly to Miners," by Split This Rock 2010 featured poet Mark Nowak, published yesterday in Common Dreams. Read the full piece here: and add a comment or link to your FB profile to get the word out. Thanks!

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