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13 March 2019
An active supporter of Militant (forerunner of the Socialist Party) in Lancashire in the 1970s and 80s, Joan Beale sadly passed away last month. Although her health had not been good in recent years, her death was sudden and unexpected.
21 November 2018
The proposed closure of Berry Hill Park in Mansfield has led to a storm of protest. Around 300 turned out at a few days' notice to demonstrate. 7,000 have signed an online petition in under a fortnight.
14 November 2018
The Last Seam is a piece of theatre with a script based on interviews that relate the story of a Yorkshire pit community throughout the miners' strike of 1984-85 and afterwards
25 July 2018
The Socialist Party took part in the Durham Miners' Gala, the largest trade union gathering in Europe, on 14 July
20 June 2018
On the outskirts of Sheffield on Saturday 16 June, around 300 people assembled under the banners of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign (OTJC); insisting that the government hold a full public inquiry into the events at Orgreave 34 years ago
20 June 2018
Over a hundred former miners lobbied parliament on 6 June, demanding the government stops its decades-long looting of their pension fund
13 June 2018
The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign organises a march every year to commemorate what happened there and demand a public inquiry - join us for the 2018 march
22 January 2018
Longstanding Doncaster Socialist Party member Mary Jackson was a working class fighter and an eternal optimist in a socialist future
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.
13 December 2017
This year marks the centenary of the Russian revolution when the working class took power in October. It is also the 110-year anniversary of a historical and bloody struggle of workers that is less well-known.
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
18 October 2017
Theatre: We're Still Here: Under the threat of closure, the steel workers - but not the pensioners - were forced to vote for one of two options, either of which meant a cut in pensions. 'We're Still Here' dramatises the effect of this threat on the workers.
6 September 2017
Non-fiction review: Pride: 'Pride' tells the story of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM). The group struggled alongside miners and their families in south Wales during the 1984-85 strike
23 August 2017
Review - 1919: Britain's year of revolution: Like countries across Europe, Britain was not immune to the impact of the 1917 Russian revolution
9 August 2017
Combining music, sampling, spoken word and audio clips, Public Service Broadcasting's 'Every Valley' is a poignant, angry exploration of mining, pit closures and the legacy of industrial decline in south Wales
10 July 2017
Crowds of up to 250,000 flocked to a sun-soaked Durham for the 133rd Durham Miners Gala
24 March 2017
Brenda played a heroic role in building the miners' wives support group at Florence pit
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 March 2017
Letters to the Socialist's editors including the Copeland byelection, benefits, India and pensions.
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".
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