A Century Ago, Miners Fought in a Bloody Uprising. Few people know this

BLAIR, W.Va. – On the shoulder of a deserted highway that stretches for miles into the hills, a sign stands in the weeds. He calls the “Battle of Mount Blair” and informs the dilapidated building across the road that 100 years ago there was the largest armed workers’ uprising in US history. In late August …

A Novel Following Egypt’s 2011 Revolution and Bloody Decline

REPUBLIC OF WRONG FACTSby Alaa Al AswanyTranslated by SR Fellowes Alaa Al Aswany’s latest novel begins with an Egyptian general waking up just in time “without the need for an alarm clock” for the morning prayer, which he performs with “deep and genuine humility”. While his heart isn’t really in it, he spends the rest …

Murders Touching Ireland’s Bloody Self-Government Campaign

A new militant structure was formed between the IRB and Land League members, with funding from Irish America. The Avengers, as they called themselves, were a tough community, as devoted to everything as “physical strength” as their 20th-century successors, while the Provisional IRA Parnell and the Irish Party at Westminster quietly negotiated a roadmap to …