The next meeting of the Manchester Class Struggle Forum will take place on the subject of The Great Miners’ Strike of 1984-85, a member of the Wildcat and Subversion Council Communist groups shall be providing a short lead-off and there will be plenty of time for discussion. From 7pm on Wednesday 22nd September at Friends Meeting House on Mount Street.
The miners’ strike of 84-85 was the last great example of open class warfare in the United Kingdom, some parts of Yorkshire were turned into a police state, solidarity was sent to the miners from across the world, yet the experience was still a bitter defeat for the working class.
NB – the reading below is not essential for the discussion, but is suggested for background.
VIDEO – Lessons of the Miners’ Strike 1984-85 – http://vimeo.com/6395988
Outside and Against the Unions – Wildcat – http://libcom.org/library/outside-and-against-the-unions-wildcat
2 pamphlets concerning the strike by Communist Bulletin Group/Wildcat @ http://cbg.110mb.com/html/class_struggle.html
Pit Sense – or No Sense? – http://forworkerspower.wordpress.com/2010/09/02/pit-sense-or-no-sense/
1926-1985: So Near – So Far – a selective history of the British miners –http://libcom.org/library/so-near-so-far-selective-history-british-miners
The forum will take place at 7.00pm, on Wednesday 22nd September at the Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS.
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