A PLAQUE will be unveiled today in memory of a Young Communist who in 1984 co-founded Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM), the subject of the film Pride.
Mark Ashton was secretary of the Young Communist League. He died of Aids in 1987, aged just 26.
He and friends at...
Friday 19th May 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
YOUNG communist activist Mark Ashton, immortalised in the film Pride, will be remembered this weekend at a London church as a panel from the Aids memorial quilt goes on display at St Anne’s in Soho.
The panel commemorates Ashton, a former Young Communist League general secretary,...
Friday 2nd Dec 2016
by Peter Frost
Thursday 2nd Jun 2016
posted by Morning Star in Features
THE MP behind a newly reissued book about the miners’ strike has picked Mark Ashton for its front cover — in protest at his communist politics being airbrushed from the film Pride.Mr Ashton was general secretary of the Young Communist League and the driving force behind...
Saturday 14th Mar 2015
posted by Luke James in Britain
PETER FROST remembers one of The Sun’s most despicable headlines and how it was taken up as rallying call for working-class unity
Thursday 11th Sep 2014