Battle of Blair Mountain must be taught internationallyJoni Simionishvili, Tbilisi GeorgiaRE: "Law enforcement officers know the difference between right and wrong,and Governor Walker's attempt to eliminate the collective voice ofWisconsin's devoted public employees is wrong," continued Palmer. "That iswhy we have stood with our fellow employees each day and why we will besleeping among them tonight."Reality Check: Look up the battle of Blair Mountain - Logan County WestVirginia it was the last armed conflict in West Virginia and the firsttime bombs were dropped on civilians by an airplane. As a child I heardstories - and told that much of the real history of the United States isnot in the history books."In response to the organizing efforts, coal operators used every means to block the union. "One of their primary tactics of combating the unionwas firing union sympathizers, blacklisting them, and evicting them fromtheir homes. Their legal argument for evictions is best stated by S.B.Avis, a coal company lawyer; "It is like a servant lives at your house. Ifthe servant leaves your employment, if you discharge him, you ask him toget out of the servants' quarters. It is a question of master andservant."The UMW set up tent colonies for the homeless miner families, andsoon a mass of idle and angry miners was concentrated in a small areaalong the Tug River. Even with the coal operators' suppression, by earlyMay 3,000 out of 4,000 Mingo miners had joined the union. At the StoneMountain Coal Company mine near Matewan, every single worker unionized,and was subsequently fired and evicted.On May 19, 1920, 12 Baldwin-Felts agents arrived in Matewan, including Lee Felts, and promptly met up with Albert Felts who was already in thearea. Albert and Lee were the brothers of Thomas Felts, the founder anddirector of the agency. Albert had already been in the area, and hadtried to bribeMayor Testerman with 500 dollars to place machine guns on roofs in thetown which Testerman refused. That afternoon, Albert and Lee alongwith eleven other men set out to the Stone Mountain Coal Company property.The first family they evicted was a woman and her children, whose husbandwas not home at the time. They forced them out at gunpoint, and threwtheir belongings in the road under a light but steady rain. The miners who saw it were furious, and sent word to town.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Blair_Mountainand at Kent State they shot people...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kent_State_massacre.jpgThink they'd do it again? Looking at some of the NED brainwashed killingmachines which come through Tbilisi I wouldn't doubt it.Revolution"Law enforcement officers know the difference between right and wrong, andGovernor Walker's attempt to eliminate the collective voice ofWisconsin's devoted public employees is wrong," continued Palmer. "That iswhy we have stood with our fellow employees each day and why we will besleeping among them tonight."http://www.squattable.com/news/022511/wisconsin-police-refuse-close-capitol-will-sleep-capitol-protesters-tonight"And understand this: If American workers are being denied their right toorganize and collectively bargain when I'm in the White House, I will puton a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I'll will walk on that picket linewith you as President of the United States of America.Because workers deserve to know that somebody is standing in theircorner." Senator Obama 2007http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA9KC8SMu3o&feature=player_embeddedWell... where is he? Probably busy trying to figure out how he can help "lie" American bootsinto LibyaThey're shooting people in the hospitals you know, no - really, justlike Saddam's men were taking kids out of incubators... the mostemotionally moving testimony on October 10 came from a 15-year-old Kuwaitigirl, known only by her first name of Nayirah.According to the Caucus, Nayirah's full name was being kept confidentialto prevent Iraqi reprisals against her family in occupied Kuwait.Sobbing, she described what she had seen with her own eyes in a hospitalin Kuwait City. Her written testimony was passed out in a media kitprepared by Citizens for a Free Kuwait. "I volunteered at the al-Addanhospital,"Nayirah said. "While I was there, I saw the Iraqi soldiers come into thehospital with guns, and go into the room where . . . babies were inincubators. They took the babies out of the incubators, took theincubators, and left the babies on the cold floor to die."At the Human Rights Caucus, however, Hill & Knowlton (the PR companybehind the story) and Congressman Lantos had failed to reveal that Nayirahwas a member of the Kuwaiti Royal Family. Her father, in fact, was SaudNasir al-Sabah, Kuwait's Ambassador to the US, who sat listening in thehearing room during her testimony. The Caucus also failed to reveal thatH&K vice-president Lauri Fitz-Pegado had coached Nayirah in what even heKuwaitis' own investigators later confirmed was false testimony.