by Emily Maiden
Monday 21st Sep 2015
posted by Morning Star in Features
AN EX-MINER who raised money for the last 30 years to help support miners sacked during the epic 1984-5 strike against pit closures was honoured at Saturday’s Durham Miners’ Gala.
Rick Sumner founded the Justice for Mineworkers campaign in 1985 when at least 900 miners...
Monday 13th Jul 2015
posted by Morning Star in Britain
Osborne’s Budget has thrown down the gauntlet. Time to pick it up, argues JEREMY CORBYN
Saturday 11th Jul 2015
As an evocation of the sound and fury of the 1984 miners’ strike, DS30 is a powerful expression of solidarity, betrayal, defeat – and the lessons to be learned from them, says MIKE QUILLE
Saturday 27th Jun 2015
posted by Morning Star in Arts
THE WELSH language has been a long-term casualty of coal-mine closures, according to new documentary on the 1984-85 miners’ strike, writes Luke James.
The claim is made in the latest of a season of documentaries about the strike made by Welsh-language television channel S4C to...
Thursday 25th Jun 2015
THE watchdog Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has been branded “not fit for purpose” after it decided there should be no investigation into the police’s brutal attack on striking miners at Orgreave in Yorkshire.
The attack, on June 18 1984, was one of...
Friday 19th Jun 2015
MPs are demanding a public inquiry into police attacks on mining communities throughout the year-long 1984-5 strike against pit closures — including the notorious Orgreave scandal.
Labour MP for Wansbeck and former president of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) Ian Lavery...
Thursday 18th Jun 2015
A MINER who was picketing on the front line when police mounted their brutal attack at Orgreave voiced his anger yesterday at the IPCC police watchdog’s refusal to investigate the violence.
Chris Skidmore was a young miner at Yorkshire’s Bullcliffe Wood colliery — one...
Saturday 13th Jun 2015
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
POLICE watchdog the IPCC refused to launch a formal inquiry yesterday into a historic violent rampage by officers against striking miners at Orgreave in South Yorkshire.
The decision, announced by the Independent Police Complaints Commission after a two-year delay, was slammed by...
Friday 12th Jun 2015
Lesbian and gay group rejects invitation so they can march alongside union comrades on parade
Thursday 4th Jun 2015
posted by Luke James in Britain