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27 March 2019
The miners' strike was "a civil war without guns" - an all-out battle between workers and the ruling class
31 March 2010
When We Were Miners marks the 25th anniversary of the ending of the 1984/85 miners' strike, the greatest movement of workers in Britain since the 1926 general strike...
23 September 2009
The term 'Dirty Thirty' has lived on long after the miners' strike ended in 1985, writes Tony Church. It was the name given to a small band of Leicestershire NUM members, who joined the year long strike in spite of their...
17 June 2009
UNDER THE South Wales area National Union of Mineworkers' banner with the words "Forward to a Socialist Britain and World Peace", singer Billy Bragg treated us to a great concert in Caernarfon on 11 June, writes Jan Underwood, Bangor Socialist Party.
22 May 2004
20th anniversary of the miners' strike: THE NATIONAL Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is organising marches and rallies all over the country this summer to mark the 20th anniversary of the miners' strike. One of these will be on 22 May in Pontypridd...
13 March 2004
TWENTY YEARS ago, on 5 March 1984, Yorkshire miners walked out on strike against Tory government plans to impose a massive programme of pit closures. They saw it as the first step to a complete rundown of the mining industry...
29 November 2002
ON 22 November The Sun's exultant headline was "Blair's done a Maggie." Tony Blair had earlier described the Fire Brigades Union's leaders as "Scargillite", writes Roger Shrives.
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