manchester class struggle forum on the miners’ strike, 22nd september

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.

Resources

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.

Ring 07976386737 or email struggle@af-north.org for more info.