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  •  The coroner's inquest was a joke. (5+ / 0-)

    But then the coroner owed his job to the Houghton county Board which was dominated by the mine operators, for example, James MacNaughton was a member of the board.

    There were no translators, very few follow up questions. Well, I could go on, but the book Death's Door goes deep into it, if anyone is interested.

    The Congressional hearing is where the strikers and their families got the chance to tell their stories, with translators and under oath.

    I will write another diary soon that will include the testimony about the man who cried fire. We don't have to guess about what happened, our fellow workers told us what happened. That the mine operator's newspapers basically called them all liars does not mean we should do likewise.

    Our fellow workers told us what happened and we should believe them.

    God spare me the Heart to fight them... I'll fight the Pirates forever. -Mother Jones

    by JayRaye on Sun Dec 22, 2013 at 04:03:33 PM PST

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    •  Not even a question ... (5+ / 0-)

      we know that their families were burned alive by these pigs and neither they nor the company bosses or owners saw a day in jail ... our fellow workers were not even viewed as human to them, their children irrelevant  ... profit always trumps morality and humanity ... No question that we should believe them ... they know exactly what happened, they were there, they buried their families and still fought ...

      "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

      by NY brit expat on Sun Dec 22, 2013 at 04:34:21 PM PST

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      •  correction: there was no fire (3+ / 0-)

        they died of suffocation in the panicked rush to the stairs caused by the false alarm of fire made by a man wearing a citizen's alliance button. Most likely he was trying intentionally trying to cause a disturbance at the party, as was per usual with the Citizen's Alliance: to disrupt, intimidate, harass, beat individual union members and wreck union halls and relief stores.

        God spare me the Heart to fight them... I'll fight the Pirates forever. -Mother Jones

        by JayRaye on Sun Dec 22, 2013 at 04:56:35 PM PST

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