In Solidarity with Turkish Miners (& Miners Throughout the World)

At least 282 miners have died in the worst mining disaster in Turkey’s history (blamed on privatisation of Turkish mines). An unknown number of people are still trapped. Prime Minister Erdogan, already unpopular, said ‘These things happen’. Massive protests and strikes have broken out as a result, and have been met with police violence. As a descendent of miners myself, I think it is shameful that the working conditions and security of manual labourers in dangerous jobs is still not a priority for governments. Their indifference and inaction show us once again that governments do not serve the People.

 

Other recent mining disasters around the world include:

– 2013: 83 workers buried by massive landslide at gold mining site in mountainous area of Tibet.

– 2012: At least 60 people dead after landslide at gold mine in northeast Congo.

– 2011: Fifty-two people dead in southwestern Pakistan after gas explosion deep in coal mine in Sorange, near Quetta.

– 2010: 29 men killed in New Zealand’s worst mining disaster in decades after huge gas-fuelled explosion deep underground.

– 2010: 33 miners lucky to be rescued after 69 days in gold and copper mine in Chile.

– 2010: 29 miners killed in explosion at West Virginia’s Upper Big Branch coal mine.

– 2007: At least 90 killed in post-Soviet Ukraine’s worst mining disaster after methane blast in a coal mine near Donetsk.

– 2007: Six miners and three rescuers killed in collapses at Crandall Canyon coal mine in Emery County, Utah.

– 2006: 65 coal miners killed from gas explosion in San Juan de Sabinas, Mexico.

– 2006: 12 killed in methane explosion at Sago coal mine in West Virginia.

– 2005: 214 miners die after explosion deep in coal shaft in southwestern China.

 

For more information, see http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/15/turkey-mine-disaster-unions-launch-national-strike-live-updates

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About Oso Sabio

Independent author and poet writing about the Rojava Revolution, the autonomous Zapatista communities in Chiapas, and other examples of libertarian socialist and anti-capitalist resistance. Catch me on Twitter at @ososabiouk. Also known as Ed Sykes and Marcos Villa.
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One Response to In Solidarity with Turkish Miners (& Miners Throughout the World)

  1. frabjkl says:

    ERDOGAN, THE PRIME MINISTER OF TURKEY, IS A PUPPET OF THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY AND OF THE ROTHSCHILDS.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recep_Tayyip_Erdo%C4%9Fan

    ” Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II greets the Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, and his wife Emine, left, during an audience at Buckingham Palace, in central London Thursday March 31, 2011. ” http://www.suntimes.com/photos/10472067-455/story.html

    ” Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (2nd R) kicks a ball as his wife Emine Erdogan and Queen Elizabeth II amongst other guests attend a garden party held for the Queen’s birthday at the British Embassy on May 16, 2008 in Ankara, Turkey. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh are in Ankara for a four day state visit to Turkey, the Queen’s first visit to Turkey for 37 years. ”
    http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/2sG70uzyZa8/Queen+Duke+Edinburgh+During+Their+State+Visit/qdxFjAPANkj/Recep+Tayyip+Erdogan

    THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY IS A FRONT OF THE ROTHSCHILDS.

    A) JACOB ROTHSCHILD “is also a Member of the Council for the Duchy of Cornwall for HRH The Prince of Wales……”, a “Trustee of the Prince of Wales’ Prince’s Charities Foundation. ” and in ” 2002 awarded the Order of Merit by Her Majesty the Queen. Members of the Order are limited in number to 24 and the order is given to those who have rendered exceptionally meritorious service in the field of the arts, learning, literature and science ”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Rothschild,_4th_Baron_Rothschild
    ” Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, President, Arts and Business awards The Prince of Wales Medal for Philanthropy 2013 to Lord Jacob Rothschild, one of the five recipients, during a ceremony on December 11, 2013 in London, England. ” http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Prince+Charles/Jacob+Rothschild/Reception+Held+Prince+Charles+London/08Isgaq04Qa
    https://wikispooks.com/ISGP/organisations/introduction/PEHI_Jacob_de_Rothschild_bio.htm

    B) HARRIS BOKHARI – NATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER OF HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES’ MOSAIC IS A FELLOW OF THE ARIANE DE ROTHSCHILD FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM SPONSORED BY THE BANK EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD OWNED BY BENJAMIN DE ROTHSCHILD AND BY HIS WIFE ARIANE DE ROTHSCHILD. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_de_Rothschild https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariane_de_Rothschild
    http://www.buckscf.org.uk/news/?id=202 http://www.adrfellowship.org/fellow/harris-bokhari/
    http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/201106105582/william-kate-ark-gala-dinner/

    C) ” Prince Charles already played polo with EVELYN DE ROTHSCHILD in his student years and later set up the Interfaith consultations with him. ”
    http://www.gnosticliberationfront.com/ people_with_the_endless_bios.htm
    Evelyn de Rothschild ” In 1989, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II,[2] for whom he serves as a financial adviser. ” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelyn_Robert_de_Rothschild http://www.breathingenglishair.blogspot.fr/2012/04/ascott-house-buckinghamshire.html
    EVELYN DE ROTHSCHILD IS ALSO A FRIEND OF PRINCE ANDREW. https://wikispooks.com/ISGP/organisations/introduction/PEHI_Evelyn_de_Rothschild_bio.htm

    ” As we noted here, Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan had blocked Twitter access to his nation ahead of what was rumored to be a “spectacular” leak before this weekend’s elections. Then this morning, amid a mad scramble, he reportedly (despite the nation’s court ruling the bans illegal) blocked YouTube access. However, by the magic of the interwebs, we have the ‘leaked’ clip and it is clear why he wanted it blocked/banned. As the rough translation explains, it purports to be a conversation between key Turkish military and political leaders discussing what appears to be a false flag attack to launch war with Syria….”
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-27/here-youtube-false-flag-attack-syria-clip-erdogan-wanted-banned

    ” American investigative journalist Seymour Hersh says Turkey was behind last year’s sarin gas attack carried out by foreign-backed insurgents in Syria.
    In a report published on Sunday in the London Review of Books, Hersh claimed Turkey staged the gas attack to provoke a US war on Syria. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan was known to be supporting the al-Nusra Front, an insurgent group fighting the Syrian government, he said…..”
    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/turkey-behind-syria-sarin-attack-american-investigative-journalist-seymour-hersh/

    THE “GOOD” JOB OF SOME CRIMINAL BARONS, FRIENDS OF ERDOGAN, IN SYRIA:

    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/what-the-human-rights-organisations-and-media-networks-are-ignoring-the-cut-off-water-to-3-million-people-in-aleppo-due-to-a-terroristic-sabotage/cut-off-water-to-3-million-people-in-aleppo-1/

    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/obamas-cannibals-foreign-backed-gangs-of-mercenaries-cut-off-the-water-supply-in-aleppo-from-over-a-week-this-act-including-killing-abduction-and-torture-of-syrians-civilian-or-military-is-a/al-qaeda-turkey-border/

    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/photo-gallery-syrian-citizens-enter-in-homs-freed-but-badly-wounded-a-taste-of-takfirist-civilization-made-in-usrael/10320269_660877613985893_3736197629739232030_n/

    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/saa-wide-military-operations-against-terrorist-groups-gatherings-and-dens-dozens-mercenaries-neutralized-terrorist-mortar-attacks-kill-8-syrian-citizens/warpress-info-saa-20140506-2/

    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/takfirist-terrorists-in-syria-crucified-several-people-in-the-city-of-raqqa/crucified_by_isil-2/

    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/mercenary-terrorist-groups-have-committed-horrific-crimes-but-were-smashed-by-syrian-armys-professional-military-operations-in-several-provinces-while-infighting-between-apes-have-sent-dozens-of-t/drag3/

    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/one-child-killed-60-others-mainly-pupils-injured-in-terrorist-attacks-on-schools-in-damascus-soccer-player-tarek-ghrair-martyred-in-terrorist-mortar-shell-in-homs/983617_647499508657037_6763282587343222511_n/

    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/obamas-cannibals-cowards-are-exterminated-by-saa-and-losers-but-unleashed-against-the-defenseless-population-foreign-backed-mercenary-terrorists-have-killed-41-syrian-citizens-and-injured-dozens/1544617_645136765559978_536865803598193439_n/

    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/12060/terrorist-missile-attack-in-homs/

    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/16439/damascus_girl_after_terroristic_attack_20130408/

    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/10214/damascus-bombing-terrorist-attack-20121105/

    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/10054/3604_548668895160206_417931893_n/

    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/9919/damascus-29-october-2012-fsa-terrorists-bomb-attack-11/

    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/9919/damascus-29-october-2012-fsa-terrorists-bomb-attack-9/

    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/9919/damascus-29-october-2012-fsa-terrorists-bomb-attack-3/

    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/9919/damascus-29-october-2012-fsa-terrorists-bomb-attack-1/

    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2012/10/03/27-killed-over-70-injured-in-three-blasts-that-rocked-aleppo-2-video/aleppo-20121003-terrorist-attack-3-blasts-4/

    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2012/09/09/syrian-christians-under-attack-from-natobacked-terrorists-video-original-arabic/syrian-christians-attacked-by-terrorists/

    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/damasco-terroristi-fanno-esplodere-auto-bomba-al-funerale-di-2-militari-siriani-uccidendo-12-persone-terrorists-exploded-car-bomb-at-the-funeral-of-two-syrian-soldiers-killing-12-people-ita-eng/terrorist-attack-in-damascus-20120828-1-2/

    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/levesque-syrian-death-toll-claim-thousands-dead-zero-verifiable-sources/terrorist-attack-2011/

    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/eleven-killed-20-injured-by-terrorists-in-al-salamyeh-hama/alnusra-terrorist-attack-3/

    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/in-aleppo-a-terrorist-attack-killed-a-child-and-a-woman-meanwhile-in-damascus-mortar-shell-injures-civilians/20140204-terroristic-attack/

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