POLICE were instructed to use “as much force as possible” against pickets at the Battle of Orgreave, according to damning testimony yesterday from an officer who was there.
The unnamed Merseyside officer told the BBC that senior officers “were relishing” the...
Tuesday 11th Oct 2016
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
Home Office denies reports that announcement of probe is imminent
Friday 16th Sep 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
TWO giant electronic advertisements have gone up in Sheffield calling for justice for striking miners viciously attacked by police at Orgreave.
The hoardings, on Sheffield Parkway which is used daily by tens of thousands of drivers, will be displayed all week.
The message was...
Tuesday 2nd Aug 2016
Justice for Orgreave campaigner confronts Owen Smith over miner solidarity talk
Thursday 28th Jul 2016
IPCC sees no clash with Hillsborough inquiry, PM goes quiet
Thursday 21st Jul 2016
JEREMY CORBYN pays tribute to the legendary former leader of the Durham Miners’ Association
Monday 18th Jul 2016
posted by Morning Star in Features
by Peter Lazenby and Lamiat Sabin
THERESA MAY blocked a public inquiry into the 1984 Orgreave clash between miners and police in her final act just hours before moving into Downing Street, campaigners revealed yesterday.
The Tory Prime Minister has...
Friday 15th Jul 2016
DENNIS SKINNER compared Labour MPs supporting the coup against Jeremy Corbyn to the scabs that betrayed the miners in the 1984-85 strike.
The MP is one of three Parliamentary Labour Party reps deciding if Mr Corbyn would be allowed to defend himself from the coup.
Wednesday 13th Jul 2016
Pit Props: Music, International Solidarity and the 1984-5 Miners’ StrikeEdited by Granville Williams(Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom, £9.99)
THIS book is a comprehensive and...
Monday 27th Jun 2016
posted by Morning Star in Arts
FORMER miners and their supporters marched on Saturday to mark the anniversary of the police’s brutal attack on striking miners at Orgreave in South Yorkshire in 1984.
On June 18 1984 police herded striking miners into a field near Orgreave coking plant, outside Rotherham.
Monday 20th Jun 2016