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Old 12-20-2009, 10:15 AM   #3
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Default Fear of violence grows in mountaintop mining fight

Fear of violence grows in mountaintop mining fight
By Vicki Smith, Associated Press Writer
Sat Dec 19, 9:30 pm ET

Fear of violence grows in mountaintop mining fight - Yahoo! News
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"It's not the working man that's the problem here," Scarbro said. "It's the industry and the way they continue to use and exploit people on both sides of the issue, whether it's the working man trying to take care of his family or the environmentalist trying to take care of us all."
"Union and nonunion workers are being told by management that their livelihoods are at great risk from out-of-state environmentalists," Kovarik said. "Management is going out of its way to equate them with terrorists, when in reality, they are their own neighbors, grandparents, retired coal miners and college students."

And dehumanizing your opponent, Kovarik said, can open the door to real violence.
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