Is the NFL the new tobacco industry for liberals? The movement against the tobacco industry intensified after it was revealed that the industry systematically lied about the dangers of smoking, which ultimately led to massive fines, increased regulation, regressive taxes mainly punishing the industry’s consumer victims, and a new sales focus emphasizing overseas markets (who cares if other people get lung cancer?).
300 miners across two shifts at a mine in the Black Sea area of Zonguldak have barricaded themselves underground in protest at atrocious health and safety. Turkey has the worst mine safety record across all of Europe, with 2,554 miners losing their lives since 1991. They have vowed to continue their protest until the demands have been met.