Soma Updates and Donation

miners

It’s hard keeping up with the horrible news unfolding. Everyone I know here is struggling to come to terms with the news, especially as the rescue effort is hijacked by a media frenzy over the PM’s unfortunate visit to the mines. Here are some articles which cover what miners themselves are saying and give some background about the effect of privatisation on mines’ safety standards after 2005. I am trying to keep up with first hand reports on Twitter – @AScott.

I have posted a link below to a fundraising site to help families who have lost not only their loved ones in the mines but their livelihoods too. Thank you.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/15/mining-disaster-mourning-in-turkey

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2014/0515/Miners-say-safety-declined-after-Turkey-privatized-Soma-mine-video

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/Default.aspx?pageID=449&nID=66546&NewsCatID=409

Funding site: http://www.gofundme.com/97qeg8