Tag Archives: Orgreave

Orgreave anniversary rally, Saturday 17th June

While today will see people gathering in London to protest against one contemporary example of capital’s sickening contempt for our lives, tomorrow people in Sheffield will be gathering to commemorate an older one, and to continue the decades-long fight for … Continue reading

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Orgreave justice – upcoming events in Leigh, Barnsley, Mansfield, Chesterfield and Sheffield

The Orgreave Justice campaign and their supporters have a number of upcoming events, mainly in the old mining areas: On Friday 21st, at the Miners’ Welfare Institute in Leigh, just outside Wigan, there’s a fundraiser for the campaign, including a … Continue reading

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Commemorating, and learning from, the Miners’ Strike: events in March

There’s a few events coming up in early March related to the great miners’ strike of 1984-85 and its legacy. First off, in Wakefield on Saturday 4th March, there’s the annual With Banners Held High event, featuring various discussions of … Continue reading

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Strikes and coppers: remembering Grunwick and Orgreave

A quick plug for two (somewhat related) upcoming events: On February 15th, there’ll be a discussion in London, on the subject of “Strikers & Spycops – From Grunwick to Now”. From the event description: “Spycops and Strikers is part of … Continue reading

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Upcoming events: Remembering Yassar, action against deportations, social strike planning and Orgreave

A few dates for your diary over the next few months: There will be a gathering at Junction 24 on the M62 at 5:00 on Monday 9th to commemorate the one week anniversary of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub’s killing by the … Continue reading

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Dirty little secrets: Hillsborough, Orgreave, blacklisters and spycops

In general, the UK isn’t known for being a particularly militant place. While there are exceptions, from striking doctors and cleaners to rent-striking students and other organised tenants, in general we do often tend to let our rulers get away … Continue reading

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They Don’t Care About Us: #FreeCeebo, and other notes on repression and struggle

This summer, while a lot of attention was focused on the aftermath of the police killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, another young black man was shot to death by the LAPD. Following the police killing of Ezell Ford, his … Continue reading

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