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  •  Molly Maguires 1970 film is quite good. (2+ / 0-)
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    Julia Grey, OleHippieChick

    There is a scene towards the end where someone shows his outrage towards the hated coal company by "trashing the store" which sadly is one or two simple shelves of dry goods that miners need to get by.  The pathetic display of goods they can barely afford makes the scene all the more powerful.  

    Think of it as the old-timey version of breaking the window of a starbucks.  It's hardly going to bring the power structure crashing down.

    Having said that, advocating violence in support of a progressive cause is a self-defeating tactic.  Any movement for economic and social justice needs to steer clear of violence.  The so called "black block" of today is just the excuse an oligarchy needs to send in thugs to "restore order."  

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