Union mine workers in Alabama are taking part in a historic strike, the first of its kind in four decades, accusing Warrior Met Coal of first exploiting its workers and now inspiring violence against them on the picket line. Freelance journalists are on the ground and local news has been covering the story from the start -- yet more than three months into the strike, the historic labor action has not received so much as a single mention from CNN, Fox News, or MSNBC.
The strike gained coverage from larger print publications like The Guardian and The Nation in June, but even after protesters faced arrest and targeted acts of violence, cable news still did not deem it newsworthy. (For comparison: Fox News, an outlet that has consistently claimed it cares about coal jobs, devoted 1 hour and 18 minutes over just five days that month to covering a school district in New Jersey that changed references to holidays on its academic calendar to simply “days off.”) When the miners took their efforts to New York City to protest the hedge funds that backed Warrior Met -- including its largest stakeholder, BlackRock -- the biggest names in news remained silent.
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Stretch your legs and stroll the secluded beach at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in Alabama. The name Bon Secour comes from the French meaning “safe harbor,” very appropriate considering the sanctuary it provides wildlife. Meandering trails weave through the delightful coastal barrier habitat, and we're reminded that we all need a break from the hustle and bustle.
Photo of blue heron on a sunset beach courtesy of Cary Schmies
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Bro I know the commercialization of pride is bad but like there's a special brand of emotions u feel as a southern gay adult and u walk into every store and there's rainbow stuff and trans flags in the very front when like even 5 years ago you MIGHT find like....one half asked vague "love is love" t shirt that could be interpreted in almost any way in the women's section of target
Idk just feels good that at this point its now such a common thing to acknowledge that its profitable to have a whole seasonal section
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Sweet Home Alabama (2002) dir. Andy Tennant
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Stunning lilies bring beauty and splendor to Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge in Alabama each spring. Called the Cahaba lily, it blooms from mid-May to mid-June and appears like stars on the landscape. The lily requires a very specialized habitat -- swift-flowing water over rocks and lots of sun -- which restricts it to only a few places. It only grows in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina and leaves a lasting impression on all who witness them.
Wildflower Week Photo by Keith Boseman (www.sharetheexperience.org).
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Two t-shirts and quality reading material.
(I actually bought the Blockbuster tee and had to return it because it was too small 🥲)
Found in Tuscaloosa, AL
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SWEET HOME ALABAMA (2002) dir. Andy Tennant
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Sweet Home Alabama (2002) dir. Andy Tennant
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Also, how funny is that in the song "Traitor" by Olivia Rodrigo it says "It took you two weeks to go off and date her" and guess how much time has passed since Alabama Supermarket Divorce?
Thanks Olivia Rodrigo for Lokius soundtrack.
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okay but when george got sapnap’s kitten baby text he didn’t even flinch like if you watch the clip he doesn’t really have a reaction outside of ‘oh sapnap messaged :]’ and it’s only when tommy reads it out that he got all shy like we all know how much sapnap cares about george but i love that george has just fully embraced the sweetness
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My boyfriend & I are a gay couple living in Alabama and we need help. We've been struggling to find work since covid and our power will be disconnected soon. We're only $200 short of our bill. We've been trying to get back on our feet, but it's been difficult and we need a little help. If anyone can help, I've put our donation links down below. I know things are hard for everyone right now, we just don't have anywhere else to turn to. Our parents are homophobic and we can't ask them for help. Thank you for your kindness.
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An Alabama physician glumly says she is making "a lot of progress" in encouraging people to vaccinate – as she struggles to keep them alive.
Dr. Brytney Cobia, a hospitalist at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, wrote in a recent Facebook post she is treating a lot of young, otherwise healthy people for serious coronavirus infections.
"One of the last things they do before they're intubated is beg me for the vaccine," she wrote. "I hold their hand and tell them that I'm sorry, but it's too late."
In her post, Cobia wrote that when a patient dies, she hugs their family members and urges them to get vaccinated. She said they cry and tell her they thought the pandemic was a "hoax," or "political," or targeting some other age group or skin color.
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how did abortions get banned faster than assault rifles
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An absolute fucking QUEEN!!!
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