Harlan County U.S.A.

Harlan County U.S.A.

"that was when I learned my first real political lesson, about what happens when you take a position against the coal operators, against the capitalists... I found out that the union officials were working with the coal companies. I also found that the Catholic hierarchy was working with the coal companies. Here was a combination of the whole thing, you see: you had to bump against the whole combination of them."

This 1976 documentary by Barbara Kopple about the coal mine strike of the early 70's, seen from the year 2020, plays as a science fiction movie from an alternative dimention back when the US had working unions before they were corrupted, busted and broken, but just as much it also serves as an inspiration and a call to arms to get organized, no matter work group you belong to. To end this crummy era of ruthless billionaires once and for all.

Birth Year Challenge – 1976

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