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Where I come from. Part Two: Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980) or Bridging the Gap

Posted 22-Mar-2015 at 09:59 PM (21:59) by BluePoppy (A Wild Patience)
Updated 22-Mar-2015 at 11:19 PM (23:19) by BluePoppy




Muriel Rukeyser, undated

Without her environments realizing it, a poet’s education starts early in life. For a white child growing in to her power of language within white discourse this will naturally be very different from a Black child fending for herself in the projects.

Most of the poetry the white child will read for many years, when poetry is both sustenance
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Update on the West Virginia coalmine disaster and on Don Blankenship, the CEO of Massey Energy

Posted 08-Apr-2010 at 04:58 PM (16:58) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)

As an update to my previous blog post on the latest West Virginia mine disaster: it has been reported that, "Federal inspectors found a string of safety violations at a sprawling Raleigh County coal mine in the months and days leading up to an explosion that killed 25 this week, including two citations the day of the explosion. Miners were so concerned about the conditions that several told their congressman they were afraid to go back into the mine".

Additionally, the mine and the...
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Coal mine disaster in West Virginia, and the neglect by the owners, Massey Energy: Have you seen my wife, Mr.Jones?

Posted 07-Apr-2010 at 03:08 AM (03:08) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)
Updated 08-Apr-2010 at 04:24 PM (16:24) by Gurdur

Not all that long after the Wikipedia link for Sago Mine disaster Sago Mine disaster in 2006 in a coalmine in West Virginia, there has been another bad coalmine disaster in West Virginia, at the Upper Big Branch Mine, Montcoal. The owners of the Montcoal mine, Massey Energy, had simply ignored and/or evaded many safety issues:

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From here:

... Virginia-based Massey Energy Co. has racked up millions of dollars in penalties in recent years. The Montcoal, West Virginia, mine where Monday's fatal explosion
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How to help Haiti

Posted 19-Jan-2010 at 05:16 PM (17:16) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)
Updated 29-Mar-2010 at 02:46 AM (02:46) by Gurdur

I've already posted this information on the Hangout and on the Hub, but it does bear repeating, and there are other things to say about it all too, so I'll say those in my next blog posts, and for this one, I will keep it to saying where one can donate to help Haiti and Haitians. Please keep in mind assistance to Haiti will need to go on quite a long while since in essence most infrastructure there was destroyed in the earthquake.
Where one can donate:

Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)...
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