Now is the time to push for a second New Deal for Americans. Look at West Virginia | Stephen Smith

We can guarantee economic security and keep every working family safe, paid for by an end to grotesque wealth inequality. Here’s how

West Virginia is no stranger to a crisis.

In 1918, a mineworker in West Virginia was more likely to die on the job than an American soldier fighting overseas in the first world war. So West Virginians fought back. Black, white and immigrant miners marched – 10,000 strong – against the coal operators’ hired thugs and bought politicians. The West Virginia mine wars marked the bloodiest labor conflict in American history.

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