There are many stories of friendship during the miners’ strike. The importance of this was in part the sense – in the middle of extraordinary hostility from multiple directions – that they weren’t alone. The long-term, mutual and egalitarian relationships signalled by the word ‘friendship’ during the miners’ strike should be embedded in our organising, anticipating the type of world we want to make.
Tag: Miners Strike
Diarmaid Kelliher writes about his research ‘The Miners’ Strike and the Metropolis, 1984-5: Mapping Networks of Solidarity.’
The London Policeman songsheet, the Miner’s Strike and the Battle of Orgreave by Catherine Robins from the Working Class Movement Library
Keith Breckenridge on the relationship between the turmoil in the South African mining industry and the ongoing importance of structural poverty and inequalities of life in South Africa after the end of Apartheid
In the wake of the two-month strike against pit closures by Spanish miners, Gregorio Alonso reflects on the history and contemporary significance of industrial and political struggle in the country’s mines
A small brass miner won as a raffle prize during a ‘Miners Gala’ held in Suffolk in 1984 at the peak of the Miners Strike, to raise funds to support the striking miners and their families
Kentish Town Castlehaven ward, London – Labour Party newsletter from 1984, requesting support for mining families