30 years since the battle of Orgreave: the lessons of the Miners' Strike

Submitted by AWL on 7 May, 2014 - 4:06

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Thirty years ago, between 29 May and 18 June 1984, thousands of striking miners and heavily armoured police fought pitched battles at Orgreave, near Sheffield, as the miners sought to prevent coal being delivered to the coking plant there. The “battle of Orgreave” on 18 June, at which the police carried out hundreds of assaults and unlawful arrests to defeat the miners, was a turning point in the strike.

Could the miners have won? What are the lessons for the working class today?

All are welcome to this public meeting organised by Workers' Liberty

Speakers: Jean Lane, Workers' Liberty; John Cunningham, Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign

University of London Union, Malet St, WC1E 7HY

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