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Oct. 31, 1891:  Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville.
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The Revolutionary Hope of Christmas
Updated On: Jan 02, 2014
Dec. 24, 2013 | COMMENTARY | (Click image to enlarge) …Nearly smothered beneath piles of gift catalogs and sale circulars, nearly drowned in a sea of synthesized elevator-music Christmas carols, in a locked theological vault guarded down throughout the centuries by legions of preachers, priests and pontiffs, there burns a persistent secret flame. It is the flame of a revolutionary hope - hope for a better world, a more just society, where the social order is turned upside down so that the poor are fed and the rich are relieved of their ill-gotten gains. And it is something that working people of any culture, any religious or philosophical background can relate to. What does Christmas have to do with class struggle? In a word – everything. The story goes like this… continue reading.
 
 
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