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13 December 2017
Local residents and ex-mining families were outraged when news came through that Dewsbury Conservative Association was intending to have their annual dinner at the National Coal Mining Museum at the former Caphouse colliery in Overton near Wakefield.
3 November 2017
Chants of "by Amber Rudd and Theresa May, justice was killed a year to the day!" reverberated around the streets of Sheffield on Halloween night
11 October 2017
The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign has called for our supporters to gather in their hundreds this Halloween night (31 October) in Sheffield.
30 August 2017
The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign has called a 'Death of Justice Rally' to mark the one-year anniversary of the Tories'decision not to hold any inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave
22 March 2017
The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign held its biggest and noisiest demonstration yet in protest at Home Secretary Amber Rudd's decision not to hold a public inquiry
8 February 2017
Orgreave campaigners were shocked and outraged on 31 October 2016 when new home secretary Amber Rudd announced there would be no form of inquiry into the events of 18 June 1984. The government had been making all the right noises to the campaign and even Theresa May had talked about tackling the "poison of decades-old misdeeds".
14 December 2016
According to this year's 'veracity' survey from polling agency Ipsos Mori, faith in British politicians to tell the truth is lower than ever before.
16 November 2016
Letters to the Socialist's editors including the real cost of NHS cuts, one member one vote, reformism and Tory hypocrisy.
2 November 2016
An opportunity now exists to build a mass party that offers an alternative to endless austerity, on the basis of socialist policies. This would be a major step forward
2 November 2016
Tory Home Secretary Amber Rudd has ruled out an inquiry into the violent police assault on striking miners picketing Orgreave coking plant, South Yorkshire, in June 1984. She justified blocking an inquiry on the grounds that "ultimately there were no deaths or wrongful convictions"
28 September 2016
Socialist Liverpool FC supporters' group Spirit of Shankly recently unveiled its new banner. As well as combining Liverpool and Everton colours, the banner prominently features Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell. It also backs foodbanks and carries union endorsements.
11 May 2016
"It's time for a public inquiry into the policing of the miners' strike, not just Orgreave and the role of the police, but also the role of politicians." Surprisingly this comment is from Sir Peter Fahy, former chief constable of Greater Manchester Police.
17 June 2015
On 18 June 1984 thousands of riot police, many on horseback, brutally attacked a mass picket of striking miners at the Orgreave coking plant in South Yorkshire. The victims are still struggling for justice.
11 March 2015
30 years since the end of the miners' strike: Neal Davis, member of Mansfield Socialist Party, spoke to former Shirebrook (north Derbyshire) miner Ronnie Rodgers
4 February 2015
The great 1984-85 miners' strike ended 30 years ago next month. Dave Beale, chair of Chorley and Coppull Miners' Support Committee in Lancashire during the strike, explains the vital role of support
1 October 2014
The popular "Pride" film based around the 1984-85 miners' strike is not the only film on this epoch-making dispute getting its premiere this autumn
25 June 2014
30th anniversary of the miners' strike: Members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) during their year-long (1984-85) battle against pit closures and mass redundancies faced the full might of the state from the Tory Thatcher government
18 June 2014
Alan Munro, Sheffield Socialist Party reports on Orgreave mass picnic and festival where he was a steward
11 June 2014
30th anniversary of the historic miners' strike: On Saturday 14 June 2014 there will be a celebration of struggle and resistance marking the 30th anniversary of the great miners' strike
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