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Gold Strike, Relating To Cry,

- “Gold mining union plans one-day Free State strike” An article dated March 17, 2000 NUM, or South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers, is organizing a one-day strike at Free State gold mines. They are protesting the poverty and job losses from the mines. NUM is the country’s biggest mining union with 50,000 members, and on March 22 the strike would affect five gold companies; AngloGold Ltd., Gold Fields Ltd., Harmony Gold Co., Avgold and African Rainbow Minerals. NUM spokesman Ikaneng Matlala didn’t say, however, how many members of the union would participate on the strike, but did say “All the gold mines in the Free State gold fields are going to embark on a strike.” The prote...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Siege Of Yorktown

- It was four o'clock in the morning when my commanding officer awoke me and we were ordered to prepare to march. We had set up an extensive camp at Chatham in New York, we all believed that we would attack New York City. It turned out that we were marching on towards Yorktown. When we arrived at Yorktown the bay was full of French ships. Our army along with the French encircled Cornwallis. Cornwallis did not surrender, he waited for a larger British fleet to save him. Being in the Corps of Sappers and Miners we were to prepare mines and trenches....   [tags: American History]

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Free Narrative Essays - A Bowl of Soup

- A Bowl of Soup It was a simple bowl of soup. Chicken with rice, from a can. But as I sat down to eat my lunch, a sudden thought flashed through my head: What a miracle this bowl of soup is. A savory, golden broth, bright orange carrot coins, plump grains of rice, bits of chicken. Struck deeply by this realization, I simply sat for a minute watching thin wisps of steam rising from the surface. Just a bowl of soup. I'd never given much thought to the origins of my food. I simply went to the store, threw produce and cans and boxes into my cart, and brought them home....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example]

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Germinal by Emile Zola

- Germinal In a period heavily influenced by Karl Marx and the quest for realistic portrayals of life in literature, Emile Zola wrote Germinal. This book realistically depicts the lives of the miners, as well as the beliefs that they turn to. The miners, following in Etienne’s footsteps, condemn capitalism and the bourgeois. Zola condemns capitalism and shows its power of corruption among the bourgeois, the miners, and in Etienne. It is safe to say that the bourgeois and the miners did not collaborate....   [tags: essays papers]

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John Sayles Movie, Matewan

- John Sayles' Movie, Matewan Writer and Director John Sayles movie Matewan, portrays the town of Matewan, West Virginia during their historic struggle out of feudalism in the 1920's. Because a single large company owned everything in Matewan, it was nearly impossible to rise out of the feudal relationship, especially since preaching the ideals of capitalism could easily result in losing all of one's property and material possessions. While feudalism can easily be written off as a economic and social structure of the past, this notion is easily proven false in Matewan; the people of Mingo County had no choice but to follow the orders of The Stone Mountain Coal Company....   [tags: Films Movies Essays]

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No Death Penalty For Minors

- The Death Penalty is the execution of criminals for committing crimes regarded so bad that this is the only acceptable punishment. It establishes order in society by putting the fear of death in to would be killers. Although this works for the most part, one has to wonder if a child who commits murder thinks about the fact that it can lead to a death sentence. Studies by the Harvard Medical School, the National Institute of Mental Health and the UCLA’s Department of Neuroscience found that the frontal and pre-frontal lobes of the brain, which regulate impulse control and judgment, are not fully developed in adolescents....   [tags: No Death Penalty for Juveniles]

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Alfred Nobel

- The inventor of dynamite was a very important roll to take part in. The ultimate inventor of it was a mane named Alfred Nobel. Before dynamite, miners had to use nitrogen to blow holes in rock and other things. However it is too volatile and can explode incredibly easily. Alfred changed all this.   Alfred Nobel was born on October 21st 1833 in Stockholm. He studied their until1842 when his family moved to St. Petersburg in Russia. Since his father was an influential inventor and industrialist the family moved from country to country....   [tags: essays research papers]

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M & Ms - Miners and Mercury

- Most miners of the Amazon lead a very polluted way of life. They pollute the environment they live in and they pollute themselves. The, "garimpeiros" as the miners are called in Brazil are independent farmers of the gold that flows beneath the rivers of the Amazon rain-forest. Their daily routine of early mornings, long hard days, and late nights drinking and taking cocaine contribute to their way of life. Their only goal in life is to drill for the gold dust which seems to collect at the bottoms of waterfalls then use the profits for illegal self indulgences like cocaine....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Smoking Prohibited with Minors in Vehicles

- Smoking Prohibited with Minors in Vehicles Children do not have a choice whether or not an adult smokes while driving a vehicle. According to Chest magazine, 4.8 million American children have been diagnosed with asthma. The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta report that in 1993, 159,000 children under the age of fifteen were hospitalized for acute asthma, and 5,300 people died. The American Lung Association states that the annual health care cost for asthma is 12.6 billion dollars. "The value of reduced productivity due to loss of school days represented the largest single indirect cost related to asthma, approaching $1 billion." The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disea...   [tags: Papers]

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What Native Peoples Deserve

- What Native Peoples Deserve The article What Native Peoples Deserve by Roger Sandall talks about the Roosevelt Indian Reservation in the Amazon rain forest. The Roosevelt Indian Reservation is situated on the world’s current largest deposit of diamonds and no one in the government, the local Indians and the diamond diggers want the diamonds left in the ground. However, the laws in Brazil make it impossible for anyone to begin digging there. Because of the strict laws governing the extraction of the diamonds, it has lead to the region becoming saturated in blood, murder and mayhem....   [tags: Sociology]

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The Miners Strike 1984

- Throughout the century British coal had become increasingly costly and difficult to mine. Nationalization in 1948 had not altered this. Indeed, there was a case for saying that lack of government investment since that date had added to the problem. For some time Britain had been importing coal from abroad. With the exception of few pits producing particular types of coal, British mines by the 1970s were running at loss. When Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister the first thing she wanted to do was limit union power....   [tags: British Coal, Margaret Thatcher vs Trade Union]

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Coal Extraction and Black Lung

- Coal Extraction and Black Lung Coal is an indispensable fossil fuel that is very important to today’s society. With out coal, one would have to live without many of the luxuries we have today. There would be no lights to light a house, no movie cinemas, no electrical heaters, and no televisions or phones. “Coal has many important uses, but most significancy in electricity generation, steel and cement manufacture, and industrial process heating. Coal provides over 23% of global primary energy need and generates about 39% of the world’s electricity” (Source 1)....   [tags: Environment Energy Essays]

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The Ludlow Massacre

- “I’m not a humanitarian, I’m a hell-raiser.” Mother Jones followed her own advice concerning a small town in Las Animas County. The Ludlow Massacre occurred on April 20th, 1994, in the tent town of Ludlow, Colorado, the intricate web of events that lead to the events that happened in Ludlow are a look in to the conditions that some of the minorities and immigrants had to live in, during the early twentieth century. Coal production had become a driving force behind the United States industrial revolution....   [tags: minorities, immigrants, mining]

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Matewan Directed by John Sayles

- Matewan Directed by John Sayles John Sayles illustrates a feudalistic society in 1920 in his film, Matewan. Matewan is a mining town in West Virginia dominated by the Stone Mountain Cole Company. The company creates most of the labor opportunity in town, providing positions for unskilled laborers as miners. Sayles shows how the company acted as a feudalistic lord. The Stone Mountain Cole Company controlled housing, food, spending and debt of its workers. The company paid the miners per tone instead of an hourly wage....   [tags: History Labor Film Essays]

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The Development of the Coal Industry

- The Development of the Coal Industry 1) Light As a beginning, workers had problems of lighting their work. Several methods were used, none of them were particularly attractive. It was not safe to light in a mine. They first used rotten fish, which gave off a phosphorescent glow (besides the dreadful smell). Candles, which exploded the methane flint mills, which produced sparks of light but could also ignite the methane. After 1815, the Davy lamp was available, but it cost money and employers were reluctant to buy them....   [tags: Papers]

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Should Workers Be Allowed To Strike? - Argumentative Essay

- It is difficult to see how anyone could deny that all workers should have the rights to strike. This is because striking gives workers freedom of speech. This is justifiable, because Britain is a democratic nation. My first reason supporting the motion that workers should be allowed to strike is in order to bring to the fore poor safety conditions. For instance, in the nuclear power industry, any breaches of safety can have tragic consequences. If the employees are exposed to nuclear material, this could lead to serious illnesses such as cancer, leukaemia and radiation sickness....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Employment in Remote Mining Areas and Associated Social Issues

- This article examines the issue that most people who live in rural areas in developing countries work in artisanal and small-scale mining because of a lack of alternative economic activities. This circumstances has make a lot of problem, such as : security, health, under aged labour and also environmental impacts because most of this mining occurs in uncontrolled way. The purpose of this article is to learn about artisanal gold mining’s current situation in central Mozambique. As mentioned above, artisanal mining has many problems thus made the president of Mozambique stated that there is a clear political will to improve the artisanal miners’ working condition because there are so many mis...   [tags: Article Analysis]

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Long Term Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse

- Children have resilience unlike any other group of people. They have the ability to heal quicker than someone does that has a better understanding of what it is to heal. Yet, when a child is sexual abused, something happens to that resilience. It isn’t as easy to pull through. That healing doesn’t come as easy and the damage that is caused by sexual abuse to a child is long-term. Effects of childhood sexual abuse are extensive. This extensive damage can lead to a number of different outlets. These outlets tend to be destructive....   [tags: STI, sexuality, resilience of minors]

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The Age Of Consent

- The idea of “the child” is constantly evolving, and children appear to be maturing more rapidly each year. As a response, laws pertaining to minors have had to keep up with these social changes. In the health care context, the competency of children is constantly scrutinized and challenged. Accordingly, reforms to past laws that deemed minors lacked decisional capacity have resulted in the “mature minor” doctrine. Although this doctrine allows minors a degree of independence in the decision-making process it maintains many grey areas....   [tags: Minors]

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Kill or be Killed: Child Soldiers

- ... Parents are forced to tell where their children are hidden, if not they are tortured and even killed (Steel). After being abducted the children are then enforced to march to camp, anyone who attempts to escape is killed (Steel). As soon as these children are captured they are immediately trained to fight. To transform these children into killers, there are many tactics used. Training was an extremely difficult time for most children because they had to learn to not be emotionally attached after slaughtering men and women....   [tags: exploitation and abuse of minors, ]

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Copper Mining

- Copper Mining Copper mining has become a very important industry in today’s society. It is also one of man’s oldest commercial activities. There are many steps from finding a mine site to producing a product made of copper or a copper alloy. The mining industry has also had many important developments from the time the first mine was formed in Rio Tinto in 3000 B.C. The earliest copper sources were globules and chunks of native copper found on the Earth’s surface. After we quickly exhausted the limited amount of native copper, we were forced to look underground for more sources....   [tags: Natural Resources Minerals Miners Essays]

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Don Haskins and The Texas Western Basketball Team

- Ifill pg.1 Prior to 1966 African Americans were not allowed to play basketball with Caucasians. That all changed when six African American men, led by coach Don Haskins of Texas Western College, played in the March, 1966 NCAA championship and won. I believe that Don Haskins created significant change for African Americans and college basketball. Although Don Haskins brought about change for college basketball, it was not without the historical help of Texas Western College. Texas Western was the first college to integrate its undergraduate classes in 1955....   [tags: Biography]

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Heap Leaching

- Heap Leaching Heap leaching is a method used most commonly for the mining of gold. Along with heap leaching comes many environmental concerns and considerations. In order to decrease these environmental concerns, there must be regulations placed on the mining of gold. Regulations can stem from control acts, enforced by the Department of Energy and other agencies similar to this, to simple regulations dealing with the equipment companies must use in their daily excavations. The heap leaching method used to extract gold uses cyanide as part of the process....   [tags: Gold Mining Miners Minerals Essays]

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The Ethics of Selling Cigarrettes to Minors

- Ethically as we Americans have defined is not on the minds of these executives of the cigarette firms. Our society has made it ethically and legally wrong to sell cigarettes to a minor. These companies located in the United States adhere to the laws and ethical issues within our borders, so what is the difference when they practice these unethical business transactions in smaller countries. These smaller, less developed countries do not have the technology and understanding to disallow the sale of cigarettes to minors....   [tags: Selling Cigarrettes to Minors]

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Taking a Look at Child Labor

- Child labor is a cruel act that involves putting children into back breaking work. The poet William Blake lived in a time when such harshness was accepted, and saw it for what it truly was. In his poem, Blake shows the child labor in chimney sweeping. The poem is centered around two characters, the narrator and a boy child named Tom. The narrator is a young boy who was sold into work at a young age. Tom is a child in the same situation but he has a strange dream. In “The Chimney Sweeper”, Blake expresses his view of the wrongness of child labor by showing what it is and how it affects the children....   [tags: back breaking work done my minors]

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Chilean Copper Mine Collapse

- Chilean Cooper Mind Collapse Latricia Ann Johnosn Ronald D. Baker BCOM 275 April 14, 2014 Chilean Cooper Mind Collapse Chilean Cooper Mind Collapsed August 5th 2010 in northern Chile. There were 33 miners trapped in a collapsed mine 2,300 feet below the ground level. They were told it would take four months before getting them out of the tunnel with out any hope of there being any survivors. Two weeks later after the initial collapse, the first successful bore whole was drilled to reached the survivors; all 33 of the miners were still alive....   [tags: incident announcement, families]

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The American West: A Land of Opportunity

- After the Civil War, Americans abandoned the sectional emphasis caused by slavery and developed a national focus. During the period from 1865-1890, Americans completed the settlement of the West. For the farmers and ranchers, the American West was a land of opportunity because land was cheap and the Homestead Act provided land to farmers, including immigrants and blacks, in order to grow crops, raise cattle and make a profit. The American West was also seen as a land of opportunity for miners due to the gold and silver rush in the far west which they believed would make them rich....   [tags: history ot the United States]

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Juvenile Crime from Single-Parent Minors

- Most people belive that single parenting will not effect anyone but the people who are in the household or immediate family. That however is not true. Single parenting leads to inaccurate child care. If the child does not receive child care that will benfit them, they have an extremely high risk of partaking in juvenile crime. That could potentionally effect other people who have no relation at all to the family. Juvenile crime is a huge deal becasuse the children that commit the crime are our future and parents need to think about that before making the decision they make....   [tags: child care, arrest, prison]

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Is it Beneficial to Lower the Legal Drinking Age?

- Minor Traditionally, at 18 years of age a person is no longer a minor. Yet, a person cannot legally buy a drink in America until they reach the age of 21. Meanwhile, in countries outside of the U.S. the drinking age is set at 18 years old. Although adults at 21 years old can drink, lowering the legal drinking age to 18 is not necessarily beneficial not only to our society but because there happens to be much rebellion and a vast majority of young adults in America are addicted to alcohol. But, keeping the drinking age at 21 avoids negative effects of alcohol consummation before 21, and it allows for less violence in the community....   [tags: minors, alcohol, law]

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The Impact of the Past on British Columbia

- The Impact of the Past on British Columbia Beautiful British Columbia, one hears this phrase constantly mentioned, but does anyone know why it is so beautiful. Though BC houses many people, very few know how BC got to where it is today. Not many people know that the Cariboo Wagon Road was built entirely by hand, pick and shovel. Some people may not realize that getting to the California Gold Rush was either an agonizing 2000 mile walk or a 6 month boating trip, and more than half the ‘gold rushers’ never even struck gold....   [tags: Papers]

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Uranium Mining in Australia

- Uranium, as a most significant material in producing nuclear power, has becoming a world renowned energy resource. An article from Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (2006) points out that, Australia is one of the largest uranium distribution countries in this world and is also one of the countries that can exploit the uranium. So the uranium mining has made a huge influence for Australian and its people. Some people argument that uranium mining can bring enormous economic resources for Australia, for that reason, the government should encourage the exploitation of uranium....   [tags: australia]

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Gramsci's Concept of Critical Understanding

- Gramsci's Concept of Critical Understanding 1. Gramsci's concept of critical understanding states that all men are philosophers, and that the inherent common sense that the average individual has is not critical and coherent but disjointed and episodic. Political education can transform this common sense into critical understanding. Individuals of the subordinate class look to organic individuals within their own class for leadership in order to be able to construct oppositional conceptions of life that would become popular and hegemonic....   [tags: Papers]

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Should Minors Contract Be Legal?

- Capacity Capacity states persons under the age of 18 whom are classed as minors do not have the lawful capacity to sign a contract. It is illegal to accept a person under that age into a contract. Types of services, goods including Clothes, alcohol, entry into nightclubs and venues are strictly monitored and are forbidden to minors. Minors Contract Act 1987 covers minors and adults. States the seller of services and products providing to the buyers can sue the sellers if there are not of legal age....   [tags: Contract, Marketing, Contract law]

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Horrible Working Conditions During the Industrial Revolution

- ... For those who worked in factories, life wasn’t any better. Workers received very low pay and worked long hours. Some workers had to work seven days a week, and sometimes those workers were children. Workers under 16 had to labor long hours and received even less the pay as an adult. The factories were unsafe as well, so not only were workers receiving low wages, but they also were putting their lives at risks. Women’s hair would get caught in machines, limbs would get stuck in a machine, and children would fall asleep working on a machine....   [tags: factories, mines, children]

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Leadership Lessons From The Chilean Mine Rescue

- Leadership Lessons From the Chilean Mine Rescue The Chilean Mine Rescue continued about 69 days after the infamous mine collapse in August 2010, trapping 33 miners. The incident drew the attention and help from around the world. Chilean president partook in the rescue of the miners. The mission required the rescue completion as soon as possible as the area where the trapped miners were, was small and only meant to feed for 10 miners to last two days with enough water for a month. The president assigned Andre Sougarret as the chief of the mine rescue operation....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Rescue, Path-goal theory]

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The Power Sruggle in the Film, Matewan

- The Power Sruggle in the Film, Matewan The film Matewan brings to life the workings of a small West Virginia coal-mining town in the 1920's. Stone Mountain, as the town was called, existed for mining exclusively. Every resident of the town worked for the Stone Mountain Coal Company. The company was the dominant force in the community, acting as a feudal lord. It owned all the land, residential areas and restaurants. In this particular town residents had no other choice than to work for the Coal Company because it had monopoly control over all the resources thus creating a feudal economic system....   [tags: Film Movies Business Management]

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The Hunger Of The Miners

- If I were one of the miners, I would be fearing for my life throughout the entire sixty nine days underground. I see myself being down there one day just working like usual and not thinking anything bad will happen. I hear loud explosions and rocks moving but think it was just dynamite going off and nothing to worry about. All of a sudden, the walls begin to close in and mounds of rocks are falling all around. I run for the ramp to try and escape but I’m too late, there is no way out. I am down there with thirty two other miners that were also trapped....   [tags: English-language films, Thought, American films]

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Violent Crimes By Minors : A Case Of Massive School Shootings

- Warrants Fundamentally, with the increase of serious violent crimes by minors, it is essential, that parents be observant or look for flags that require intervention and treatment. Parents could really make a difference in their child’s life. Parents/Guardians may raise their child as they see fit; however, they may not raise their child without providing an education that will enable the child to function adequately and responsibly in society. In other words, parents do not have the right or the freedom to create a burden to society....   [tags: Columbine High School massacre, Crime]

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The General Strike 1926

- The General Strike 1926 In 1925 the mine-owners announced that they intended to reduce the miner's wages. The General Council of the Trade Union Congress responded to this news by promising to support the miners in their dispute with their employers. The Conservative Government, decided to intervene, and supplied the necessary money to bring the miners' wages back to their previous level. This event became known as Red Friday because it was seen as a victory for working class solidarity....   [tags: Papers]

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Should Minors Who Commit Violent Crimes Be Tried As Adults?

- For my research paper, the topic that I have selected is “should minors who commit violent crimes be tried as adults?” I choose this topic for two reasons. The Frist reason is because the United States is currently trying to lower the age to be tried as an adult to fourteen years of age. At fourteen kids are going through a lot of different emotions and hormones which affects their mental status and hinders their capability to make the right or wrong decision. The second is because every person on this earth makes mistakes in their life, but at a younger age many of the mistakes are due to how the juvenile is raised, their environment and being in the wrong place at the wrong time....   [tags: Crime, Decision making, Decision theory]

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Positive and Negative Effects of Hydraulic Fracking

- Hydraulic Fracturing is the cracking of the Marcellus Shale by injecting more than one million gallons of water, sand, and other chemicals at a high pressure into wells that go as far as 10,000 ft. deep. Miners and people who work for gas companies do this to collect the natural gas that shale rock produces. “Fracking” was developed by Haliburton about 60 years ago. This was a big break through because there was a point in time where the United States was considered energy poor. With this relatively new finding, the U.S....   [tags: fracking, energy, natural gas]

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Coal And The Dangers Of Mining

- This article is about coal and the dangers of mining and using this natural resource. The article states that coal is used in production of half of the electricity that Americans utilize. Coal is a cheap form of natural resource and was once a growing industry, but now due to the fear of climate change and the effects on the environment it is slowly declining. There are now so many regulations attached to mining coal that many coal plants have shut down and left thousands out of work. Coal mining is a very dangerous job and leads to many deaths throughout the years....   [tags: Natural environment, Biodiversity, Ecology]

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South Wales in the 1930s

- South Wales in the 1930s 1. Sources 1 and 2 give many reasons for poverty in South Wales in the 1930s, Unemployment however being the most significant as it was the cause of almost all the poverty in South Wales at this time there were a number of causes for unemployment listed in source 1 such as:- Ÿ The collapse of the post-war economic boom Ÿ Increased competition from abroad Ÿ The General strike Ÿ The decline in the mining and steel industries Ÿ The great depression All of these factors caused mass unemployment in South Wales in the 1930s almost to the point where nearly three quarters of the population in South Wales were unemployed....   [tags: Papers]

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John L Lewis Biography

- John L. Lewis was born in the town of Lucas, Iowa on February 12th, 1880. His parents are immigrants from Wales. When John was fifteen, he started working as a miner in Illinois. Between 1898 and 1907, John was voted to be a local representative to the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) in the year 1906. Lewis also tried farming, construction work, and owning a small business, before joining the labor movement in 1907. The United Mine Workers of America , aka the UMWA, later elected John as branch secretary....   [tags: miners, labor, unions]

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The Coal War, by upton sinclair

- THE COAL WAR Book 1, The Social Chasm By: Upton Sinclair Upton Sinclair wrote The Coal War in 1976 being published by Colorado Associated University Press. Book One; "The Social Chasm," contained 69 pages while the entirety of The Coal War had 399 pages with two other Books. "The Social Chasm" was easy to follow and had an intriguing beginning. The Coal War portrays many situations common to the people of the coal fields and those making an effort to improve its conditions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Life Of An Ordinary Woman By Anne Ellis

- Anne Ellis In her autobiography, “The Life of an Ordinary Woman, Anne Ellis describes just that; the life of an ordinary woman. Ellis reveals much about her early—ordinary if you will—life during the nineteenth-century. She describes what daily life was like, living a pioneer-like lifestyle. Her memoir is ‘Ordinary’ as it is full of many occurrences that the average woman experiences. Such as taking care of her children, cleaning, cooking the—world’s greatest—meals. It also contains many themes such as dysfunctional families, insensitive men, and negligent parents that are seen in modern life....   [tags: Personal life, Happiness, Marriage, Strike action]

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John Sayles' Matewan: Forming a Communist Society

- John Sayles' Matewan: Forming a Communist Society John Sayles' movie Matewan offers an alternative to the norm when thinking about the development of class and economic systems in the modern world. Upon first glance, it seems as though the coal miners in the town of Matewan were the subjects of a cruel feudal system, sentenced to spending their lives slaving away for a company who cared very little for them. A classic example of the type of economy Karl Marx spent his life opposing. However, it becomes apparent that this is not at all the case, for the people of Matewan eventually tired of having the fruits of their labor become more and more a burden on their shoulders....   [tags: John Sayles Matewan]

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Wales and the Spanish Civil War

- Wales and the Spanish Civil War There were many reasons for the men of south Wales joining the Spanish civil war most of which can be divided up in to the following categories; Political, Economic, Social, Cultural and Religious. The most important of which I feel is Political as I think you can find that all these other problems stemmed from the political reasons. It was these political reasons that had the most impact on the miners and ultimately more than any of the others encouraged them to actively join the war Spanish Civil war, which was being fought over the political division between the right wing nationalists and the left wing republicans....   [tags: Papers]

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John L. Lewis

- John L. Lewis John L. Lewis started life in Lucas County, Iowa February 12, 1880 the son of Thomas Lewis, a coal miner and policeman. John was welsh born. In the 1880's and the 1890's their family lived in a company owned shanty with an outdoor privy. Whet John was in his teens they moved to Des Moines. That is where John attended high school, completing almost all of his four years of schooling. Family ties were strong, even though he did not approve of his mothers religion he did obey her when it came to sexuality and alcohol usage....   [tags: Biography Biographies]

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Unfair Pay For Hazardous Jobs

- From uncalled violent attacks on immigrant workers that only wanted better working conditions, to unfair pay for hazardous jobs that cost some people there lives, to Chicanos assisting in expanding the military, and finally racial bigotry Americans still had towards Mexicans and Mexican-Americans despite the efforts they did in WW1. On April 20,1914 there was a violent attack on coal miners in Ludlow, South Carolina. Families would dig and build holes underground for protection, protection as to what....   [tags: Mexican American, United States, Mexico]

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The Events of the British General Strike

- The Events of the British General Strike Indeed it could be said that the failure of the general strike and resultantly any real change proves that Britain in 1926 was a conservative society, but others would argue that it wasn’t that the British people wanted change, it was just that the government and the elites didn’t. Before we can begin to answer this question firstly we have to understand the exact meaning of the word conservative. I have found the meaning to be as follows; “Tending toward maintaining traditional and proven views, conditions and intuitions, favouring the preservation of established customs, values etc and opposing innovation”....   [tags: Papers]

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The Sex Trafficking Of Minors

- On October 6, 2016 “Carl Ferrer, chief executive of advertising website Backpage.com, was arrested on Thursday on criminal charges, including pimping, as authorities investigate the company which has been accused of facilitating sex trafficking of minors” (Levine, 2016). Carl Ferrer, who is 55 and was charged with the exploitation of minors in sex trafficking, prostitution, and pimping by soliciting a customer-base audience who were able to profit off of the sex scandal of minors. Two founders of Backpage.com were also apprehended as part of the three-year investigation....   [tags: Human trafficking, Prostitution, Human sexuality]

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Annotated Bibliography on Sex Trafficking

- Kotrla, K., & Wommack, B. A. (2011). Sex Trafficking of Minors in the U.S.: Implications for Policy, Prevention and Research. Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk: Vol. 2 (Iss. 1), article 5. Retrieved from: http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/childrenatrisk/vol2/iss1/5/ This journal article examines the issue of minor sex trafficking in the U.S and provides the reader with the results of the research that was conducted on the matter at hand. A data analysis consisting of 115 minor sex trafficking was thoroughly examined and studied....   [tags: minors, research, victims]

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D.H. Lawrence's Odour of Chrysanthemums

- “Odour of Chrysanthemums,” by D. H. Lawrence, tells a story of a woman named Elizabeth Bates, who is married to a man that works in the mines. The couple has two children, and they are expecting their third child. There is a lot trouble between them. The Bates family lives in poverty. The house where they live has no electricity and it needs to be lit up with torches. One night Mrs. Bates waits for her husband to come back home from work to serve dinner, but he never shows up. She thinks he may be drinking with his friends, and that maybe his friends are going to bring him back home drunk as usual....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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Mercury's Contribution to Environment is Far Greater than the Damage

- Mercury is a rare metal, which was discovered in 1500BC by the Ancient Egyptians. Since then, many cultures have believed that it holds supernatural powers, because it is liquid at room temperature and, therefore, looks magical. Contrary to what the ancient people believed, mercury is highly toxic and can cause many illnesses and eventually death. Despite its toxicity, mercury is very useful, and has been used for many things, from thermometers to helping to mine gold. Mercury is very valuable, because it has many uses....   [tags: metal, mining, toxic]

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The Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act

- Each year in late spring thousands of young students are graduating from high school and are looking forward to begin college. Most students have chosen what college they are going to, have packed and are ready to go and accomplish their dreams. However, there are thousands of students that graduate each year, that have dreams as big as their classmates and will never know what it is like to attend to a college or even visit a college campus. But they have hope that their dreams can be accomplish by passing the Dream Act....   [tags: dream act, economy, law, students]

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Mozart Should Go About Creating A Good

- Mozart should go about creating a good “buy-in” regarding the CARE intuitive by explaining to the new executives in detail his significant accomplishments and how the community in Sibyane will gain and continue to gain from these changes. No one will except the buy in unless they fully understand what Mozart is and planning or the benefits from these changes. It is critical to show the importance of change when bringing in new employees because new employees starting in a company can quickly fall into the old habits....   [tags: Decision making, Decision theory, Culture]

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The Process by Which Elders Give Advice to Minors About Dating

- The Process by Which Elders Give Advice to Minors About Dating The concept of courtship and dating has been transformed in the face of youth culture and the generation gap that exists between the young people of today and their parents. With this change, there is also a shift with regard to the advice that elders give the youth on the topic of dating. Not only does the advice vary from generation to generation, but it also varies from culture to culture. In this paper I will discuss the process by which elders give advice to minors in the realm of Panamanian culture....   [tags: Papers]

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The Roaring Twenties in Colorado

- ... They were slowly becoming displaced from work and strikes were beginning to form. These miners were going on strikes because of wage cuts and poor working conditions that they were being required to work with (Hard Times: 1920 – 1940). People all over Colorado were suffering; in Pueblo, Texas Creek, Westcliffe, and many more places. Mines were closing due to lack of production and money. Even railroads that were once operated daily by numerous people were being shut down and taken apart. Colorado was not flourishing in the 1920s....   [tags: economic downfall, unemployment]

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Nuclear, Coal, and Alternative Energy

- Nuclear Vs. Coal Power Nuclear power and coal are two of the main sources of electricity used in the United States today. Coal and Nuclear power along with Natural Gas make up over 93% of the power we use. Yet they are also the most feared and misunderstood. While both have negative connotations, they both are clearly still doing the job better than other alternative energy. Nuclear power is not readily feared for the result it will have on the environment although it should be. Used fuel assemblies are kept on site for at least seven years usually stored in onsite ponds....   [tags: Energy Sources]

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Chilean Copper Mine Collapse

- 30 Miners were trapped in a mine for more then 2 months. In this paper I will analyze the audience and try to select the appropriate communication for the families as well as the employees of the company. Knowing your Audience and Communication Release On August 5, 2010, a gold and copper mine caved in trapping more then 30 miners. The collapse happened about 2,300 feet below the surface. They were trapped down there for 17 days before anyone was able to find out if they were still alive. They drilled a hole down into the cave that the miners had been trapped in to see if in fact anyone had survived the collapse....   [tags: families, communication, company owner]

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Mine in Chile Suffered a Cave-In on August 2010

- On August 5, 2010 the San José mine, a small copper operation in northern Chile owned by Minera San Esteban Primera, suffered a cave-in leaving 33 workers trapped underground at a depth of 300 meters. The following Saturday a second cave-in forced rescuers to suspend works for several hours. Some brief background on the accident. It was revealed that accidents in major mines are rare, but local organizations, such as the federation of Chilean mining workers (FMC) and the confederation of copper workers (CTC) questioned Minera San Esteban's safety record, where several fatal accidents were previously reported at the small company....   [tags: copper mine,rescue,FMC]

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The California Ethos

- ... Next, the gold-seekers didn’t concern about their safely issue for finding gold at the riverbeds, mountains or even tunnels with poor weather and bad environment conditions. For them, time was money. They kept working days and nights to achieve their dream and only concerned how much did they gain in California to improve their living standard. Second, I believe that the ethos of persistence was developed in the beginning when the gold-seekers decided to come California for a luck. The gold-seekers spent a long and tough journey from their hometown to arrive in San Francisco with nothing and separated with the families indeed....   [tags: California Gold Rush, immigration, west coast]

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Product and Pricing Strategies of Mining Machinery in the Ukraine

- Product and Pricing Strategies The Ukraine has abundant deposits of coal in the Donets Basin. However, most of it is at enormous depths from 300 to 1200 meters below the surface. (Wikipedia, 2013) These very hazardous mining operations require special equipment in order to operate in these conditions safely. The larger SME300 Series and smaller SME200 Series continuous miners are specifically designed to operate deep under the ground in tight spaces. Ukraine has well established manufacturing sector of mining machinery....   [tags: SME300 series, SME200 series continuos miners]

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Face-to-Face Communication in Special Situations

- In addressing the families and co-workers about the 30 workers that are trapped in the Chilean Copper Mine. I feel that it is best to understand that they people are scared and the best form of communication would be face to face. In face-to-face communication you are able to show empathy and comfort in a scary time. When the message, about the workers that are trapped 300 meters underground, is delivered to the family members a worker from the company needs to do these one by one. Bringing these 30 miners families to the site may cause an up roar so it is best to get to these families individual to create less mayhem....   [tags: copper mine, chilean miners, face to face]

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Coal Mining in West Virginia: Storming Heaven, Denise Giardina

- Storming Heaven In 1883, the first carload of coal was transported from Tazewell County, Virginia, on the Norfolk and Western Railway. The railroad opened a gateway to the untouched coal beds of West Virginia. Towns were created as the region was transformed from an agricultural to industrial economy.(West Virginia Mine Wars) The lure of good wages and housing made the coal mining appealing to West Virginians, but all good things come at a price. In the novel Storming Heaven, Denise Giardina gives us an inside look at what really happened to the small town of Annedel, West Virginia....   [tags: miners, coal mines, farmers]

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Life of Miners in Hean marie Laskas´ Hidden America

- The quote, “My daily life was intimately connected to these people-dependent on them- and yet, up until my time in that mine, I knew nothing about them or their world (2),” best shows the theme that Jean Marie Laskas plans to in her book. Her statement is from the introduction of her book Hidden America as she is in a coal mine observing the workers, and she realizes how foreign their work and lives are to her. This quote symbolizes how Laskas plans to use logic and emotions to break the misconception and show the reliance people have on these characters from her book....   [tags: logic, emotions, misconceptions]

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The Causes And Consequences Of The General Strike In 1926

- The Causes And Consequences Of The General Strike In 1926 For a brief period after the First World War, Britain faced an economic boom. Workers were in a strong position and businesses were optimistic, believing that world demand for British goods would increase and trading would return to the success it had prior to the war. However, in 1920, Britain experienced their worst economic slump in history. This was caused by a poor performance in foreign markets due to the lack of reinvestment, modernisation in British industry and increased competition abroad, especially from the USA and Germany....   [tags: Papers]

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The Development, Relief, and Education of Alien Minors Act

- The Dream Act stands for: development, relief and education for alien minors. It is a proposed bill to grant certain illegal immigrants permanent residency. Through this essay I will explain why the dream act is important and why Americans should accept it. The Dream Act is important, because it would give students who grew up in America a chance to either help our country by fighting in the war or a change to obtain a higher education. Not only is the Dream Act good for our economy, security and nation, but it is also being overlooked on who is allowed to become legal....   [tags: dream act, residency, war, legal]

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The Origins of Bigfoot

- ... Boris Porshnev, a Soviet scientist, suggested that Sasquatch is the continuous existence of Neanderthal men (“Encyclopedia Britannica”). Although the specifics of Bigfoot may be vague, almost every culture has had its own stories regarding the human-like creatures that roam the world. Throughout the years of Sasquatch sightings all of them vaguely gave a similar description of what we think we know what the animal looks like today. Sasquatch has very long arms with an ape like face and a flat noise....   [tags: sasquatch, sightings, hoax]

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Mandatory Curfew For Minors, Crime, And Crime

- In today’s society, countless people fear that if teens are out late, they are participating in mischief or that they are more likely to be involved in criminal activity. Various individuals feel that by creating a citywide curfew for minors, crime would be reduced. However, in reality, these crimes are committed during the day by adult offenders, not by individuals under the age of 18. Additionally, there are instances when it is acceptable for a young student to be out late at night. As a result, a curfew for teenagers would not be the right way to go....   [tags: Youth, Young, Ageism, Crime]

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Minors and Abortion: Parental Consent Must be Mandatory

- How can a child make the decision for the life of another child by themselves. In this paper I will outline the mental, physical, and safety issues of minors (age 18 and under) having an abortion and why it is so important that they need to get parental consent before making this life long decision. Talking about abortion brings out an emotional response in many women. This is because having an abortion takes a massive emotional toll on some women. As Nanyjo Mann said, three weeks after having an abortion, “I became preoccupied with the thoughts of death....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Persuasive Essay]

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Dangers Of Coal Mining

- What comes to mind when you think of coal mining. If you're like me, coal mining means living in darkness and a cold hearted industry. Other words that come to mind are poverty and oppression. Coal mining is not a job that you dream about or get a degree for. People who are coal miners do not chose a life full of danger and repression, they get stuck with it. There are many dangers that come along with coal mining, not only for the workers, but for the environment. Coal mining and the coal industry have caused irreversible damage to our environment and has killed innocent miners....   [tags: Profession Coal Coal Mining Mines]

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Matewan and Norma Rae

- Matewan and Norma Rae Theoretically, the characters of both Matewan, and Norma Rae take part in a capitalistic society. In both situations the people are partaking in a form of labor market, where they are selling their time and energy. However, the town of Matewan, governed by the Stone Mountain Coal Companies' monopoly on the land and businesses, and isolated by distance and limited technology, as fallen into a feudalistic condition. Despite the fact that Norma Rae's small hometown of Alabama bears a great resemblance to the town of Matewan, their economic situation remains a form of capitalism....   [tags: Capitalism Feudalism Economics Essays]

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Reasons for the General Strike of 1926

- Reasons for the General Strike of 1926 The General Strike took place as a result of short and long-term problems. Long term factors such as the increase in Trade Union members, the change of ownership in the mines, and the threat of Communism were all starting points. The price of coal fluctuating along with economic instability in Britain, the US and Germany and the adherence to the Gold Standard also contributed to the timing of the General Strike. The growth of the Labour Party and the threat of nationalisation made private mine owners feel insecure....   [tags: Papers]

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The Opening of DH Lawrence's Short Story Odour of Chrysanthemums

- The Opening of DH Lawrence's Short Story Odour of Chrysanthemums In the opening of the short story, "Odour of Chrysanthemums", DH Lawrence talks about how industry is dominating nature. He tells us how mankind cannot stand in industry's way and that it is like a monster we created, which we cannot defeat. The mood Lawrence tries to create in the opening is gloomy and lifeless which suggests that the story will be sad and tragic. The words he uses to achieve this are mostly negative....   [tags: Papers]

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Ethical And Legal Challenges Of Counseling Minors

- Counselors who counsel children and adolescent under the age of 18 or adults who do not have the legal capacity to care for themselves will more than likely experience conflict between what they consider to be their ethical or more obligations and what they consider to be their ethical or moral obligations and what the law dictates that they must do (Salo, 2015). Counselors provide services to minors, who lack legal competency, are obligated to pay attention to the legal rights of parents and guardians....   [tags: Human rights, Law, Ethics, Rights]

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The Effect of Alcohol on Minors in our Society

- Minors and Alcohol In this paper we will be discussing one of the very big and important problems that is “Minors and Alcohol”, and the effects of this on society and minors. In reality if we look at things this is the way we have begun to perceive things because a bigger and a better society needs people to be more open and they need to be more apt. They are the ones who have to look at the things and it is up to them to interpret the meanings of the things in the literal sense. If we start to believe that the people are going to dominate others and there are some who are very docile and innocuous and there are others who are good at governance and who are good at controlling things is tha...   [tags: drugs, abuse]

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The Theory Of False Consciousness

- “False consciousness” is a concept derived from classical Marxist theory. It refers to the systematic misrepresentation of class relations in the consciousness of subordinate classes. In other words, the oppressed classes suffer from false consciousness in that, because of the structures they evolve in, they are not aware of exploitation and domination that structure embodies. According to that perspective, the oppressed believe that social order in which they are subordinate is just and natural....   [tags: Sociology, Marxism, Social class, Oppression]

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The Germanic and Celtic Tradition by George MacDonald

- The Germanic and Celtic Tradition by George MacDonald One of the most interesting things about fairytales is how the author has borrowed ideas from ancient myths and legends and kept them alive in their writings. The Princess and the Goblin is one of these fairytales. In writing this novel, George MacDonald has incorporated much of the folk tradition in his characters and plot. Specifically, his concept of goblins seem to be drawn from the tradition of dwarfs, gnomes, and kobolds of Germanic myth and the fairies, or elves, of Celtic myth....   [tags: Germanic Celtin Macdonald Fairytales Essays]

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