Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the miners’ Great Strike in Wolverton, Milton Keynes

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Sunday March 15 marks the 25th anniversary of the start of the miners’ Great Strike of 1984-85. There is an evening of celebration organised at the Madcap Performing Arts Centre in Wolverton, Milton Keynes. We encourage all of our readers, supporters and friends to attend what should be a fun and inspiring way of marking such an important episode in the class struggle in Britain. Visit the Madcap website here to find out how to find the venue: http://www.madcap.org.uk/howtoFindUs.html

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Miners Strike 25

Sunday 15th March

Celebrate the spirit of resistance!

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Speaker: Billy Kelly, Lancs N.U.M.

6.30 – 10.30pm

£5.00 Full £2.50 Cons

Tickets from Madcap box office

01908 320179 or Nick on 07506 990713

On the 20th anniversary of the miners’ Great Strike in 2004 the Weekly Worker published a number of articles examining some of the key features of this historic battle of our class:

minersfStrategic confrontation in the making March 11 2004 In the first of a series of articles Ian Donovan examines the background to the miners’ Great Strike

Pickets, ballots and workers’ defence March 18 2004 Ian Donovan continues his series on the miners’ Great Strike of 1984-85 by examining the key tactical and political questions

Solidarity squandered March 25 2004 In the third of his series of articles on the miners’ Great Strike, Ian Donovan examines the support the miners received from other elements of the working class, and the political opportunities to build on this missed

Aftermath of defeat April 1 2004 In the last of his series on the miners’ Great Strike, Ian Donovan looks at its effects in the years that followed

Of course it was political March 18 2004 The miners’ Great Strike marked a crossroads. Its defeat had profound political consequences. Dave Douglass, branch secretary of Hatfield Main National Union of Mineworkers, spoke to the March 14 Communist Forum

Opening the second front March 25 2004 When the dockers walked out on unofficial strike in July 1984, for a time the miners seemed to have victory within their grasp. Alan Stevens, then a union militant in London docks, recalls the decisive moments

Good pictures, wrong conclusions March 11 2004 David Douglass, Doncaster NUM panel picket coordinator and area executive member during the Great Strike, reviews Socialist Worker’s special issue, ‘The miners’ strike 1984-85’

Intransigently brave April 6 2006 Mark Fischer remembers Paul Whetton, a former member of the CPGB and an outstanding rank and file miners’ leader during the Great Strike of 1984-85, who died on March 3

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One response to “Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the miners’ Great Strike in Wolverton, Milton Keynes

  1. Pingback: Reminder: celebrate the miners’ Great Strike of 84-85 in Wolverton this Sunday « Milton Keynes Communists

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