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After Toxic Train Wreck, Residents Demand Answers

by Otis Grotwohl, published on Workers World, February 22, 2023 Weeks after the disaster, more terrifying information is coming out about the toxic train derailment Feb. 3 in East Palestine, Ohio. The two-mile-long, 150-car train, owned by Norfolk Southern, weighed 18,000 tons and was carrying hazardous material when it jackknifed as a result of a broken axle. Following the “controlled[…]

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Amid Ohio Nightmare, Rail Worker Alliance Urges All of Labor to Back Railroad Nationalization

by Jake Johnson, published on Common Dreams, February 17, 2023 “The railroads, their CEOs, and the hedge fund robber barons will not listen, but railroad workers have the solution to managing and operating critical railroad infrastructure.” An alliance representing rail workers across the United States published an open letter late Thursday urging all of organized labor to support the nationalization[…]

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East Palestine, Ohio and the Oligarchy

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, March 1, 2023 A freight train derailment brought environmental catastrophe to a small Ohio town. While the circumstances are somewhat unique, events followed a predictable pattern in a country run by and for the ruling class. The U.S. is an oligarchy. Stating this fact explains events that may seem mysterious if this[…]

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