Ohio college posts bond over ‘racism’ smear of bakery owners

Vol. 83/No. 29 - August 12, 2019

Oberlin College has complied with an order to post a $36 million bond by July 31, while it appeals a guilty verdict against it for slandering Gibson’s Bakery and the Gibson family in Oberlin, Ohio. This represents the total amount…

US gov’t plans to restart death penalty, target workers

Vol. 83/No. 29 - August 12, 2019

Attorney General William Barr announced July 25 that the U.S. government will resume carrying out executions, reversing a de facto moratorium that has been in place for 16 years. This takes place in the face of declining public support nationwide…

Black lung at highest rate in decades among miners

Vol. 83/No. 29 - August 12, 2019
Former coal miners with black lung demonstrate in Abingdon, Virginia, December 2018. Longer hours, drop in unionized mines is fueling big increase in miners with the disease.

Coal miners in the U.S. are facing the biggest rise in the debilitating black lung disease in decades as mine bosses drive to speed up production and reduce the number of unionized mines to maximize their profits. In Appalachia, one…