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Great Miners' Strike


Protesters demand justice for Orgreave

Protesters demand justice for Orgreave Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Home Office in London on Monday to demand justice over the Battle of Orgreave.

Thatcher government feared inquiry into truth about Miners' Strike cops

Thatcher government feared inquiry into truth about Miners Strike cops Newly released documents from 1985 show that then home secretary Leon Brittan wanted to avoid “any form of enquiry into the behaviour of the police”.

LETTERS: Tories’ attacks on benefits make claimants more sick

LETTERS: Tories’ attacks on benefits make claimants more sick The government’s claims to help Employment Support Allowance (ESA) sickness benefit claimants into work are ridiculous.

Stop this class war cover-up—miners’ fury over Orgreave

Stop this class war cover-up—miners’ fury over Orgreave The Tories are continuing a cover-up by refusing an inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave.

Ex-miners demand to know - who was responsible for police attacks at Orgreave?

Ex-miners demand to know - who was responsible for police attacks at Orgreave? About 100 people poured into the Yorkshire NUM Miners’ Hall in Barnsley today, Tuesday, for an Orgreave Truth and Justice (OTJC) press conference.

Campaigners slam Tories for ruling out Orgreave inquiry

Campaigners slam Tories for ruling out Orgreave inquiry There will be no inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave, home secretary Amber Rudd has announced.

Cops’ filth won’t wash

11 October 2016
More former police officers have spoken out against the policing of striking miners during the 1984 Battle of Orgreave.

Orgreave and Rotherham 12 campaigns fight against injustices and lies

04 October 2016
Around 80 people gathered for a conference hosted by the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign in Sheffield last Saturday.

Orgreave campaigners demand justice ahead of meeting with Tory minister

13 September 2016
Campaigners from the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign (OTJC) and their supporters gathered outside parliament today, Tuesday, ahead of a meeting with home secretary Amber Rudd.

Rally demands justice for Orgreave

21 June 2016
Ex-miners, trade unionists and campaigners gathered at Orgreave in Sheffield last Saturday to remember the Battle of Orgreave.

Reports round-up

14 June 2016
Workers At 100 Wood Street corporate offices in the City of London financial district are on all-out strike.

Industrial round up

07 June 2016
An inquest into the death of north London teenager Henry Hicks was set to begin on Monday of next week.

Same cops involved in Orgreave and Hillsborough are named

17 May 2016
The senior police officers and solicitor involved in South Yorkshire Police’s (SYP) response to the Hillsborough disaster and the Battle of Orgreave have been named.

LETTERS: Hillsborough families show why we should never give up

03 May 2016
I feel really sad for the families of the 96 killed at Hillsborough, having to go through 27 years of smears and lies. But they continued to fight and the top cop finally admitted he lied.

Hillsborough QC - can the cops offer justice for the 96?

03 May 2016
Mark George QC represented families at the Hillsborough Inquests. He told Sadie Robinson that the police’s role is hostile to the working class, but that it can also be resisted

News in brief

15 December 2015
Call for Inquiry into Orgreave | Rise in reported domestic abuse | Jobs threat for 5,000 from Iain Duncan Smith

Miners slam decision not to investigate Orgreave cops

11 June 2015
Police attacked strikers and framed them during the 1984 Battle of Orgreave three months into the Great Miners' Strike. Officers covered up the actions at the highest level.

Big turnout for LGSM miners anniversary in Wales

17 March 2015
Hundreds attended a 30th anniversary Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) event last Saturday in the Onllwyn Miners Hall in South Wales.

Miners still hold their banners high

10 March 2015
Some 1,000 people joined a march last Saturday in Hatfield, Doncaster, marking 30 years since the march back to work that ended the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike. 

In Loving Memory of Work: Images of the miners’ strike capture a raw class anger

10 March 2015
Beautifully produced new book In Loving Memory of Work records the Great Miners’ Strike through its art, design and photographs, writes TUSC candidate for Barnsley Central Dave Gibson

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