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16 August - Day of Action

Many people who have watched Miners Shot Down have asked us “what can we do to help the justice campaign?” One of the most important things we can do is to make the 16th August a ‘special’ day, similar to the 21st of March, the day of the Sharpeville Massacre and June 16th when 76 school students were mowed down in Soweto. 337 more words

Miners Shot Down

Striking Miners Proudly Remembered at Liverpool James Larkin March

Striking Miners Proudly Remembered at Liverpool James Larkin March

Sunday 20th July 2014.

The 30th Anniversary of the 1984 Miners Strike was rembembed in Liverpool today by the annual James Larkin March & Rally which celebrates the life and work of the Liverpool-born Irish Trade Unionist and Socialist.  101 more words

Irish In Britain

Wu and the art of ghetto revolution, pt. 2.2

I told you last time around that this post would look at Georges Sorel’s idea of faith, and its connection with some of the ideas expressed or implicit in the… 575 more words

Political Theory

The 18 members of el-Batsh Family, murdered tonight by #IOF

1. Naahed Na’im el-Batsh 41 years
2. Baha Majid el-Batsh 28 years
3. Qusay ‘Essam el-Batsh 12 years (c)
4. Azizah Joseph el-Batsh 59 years (f) 71 more words

Madre De Dios

The Grass is Always Greener

BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour did a week long series of features on the topic of loneliness. Having asked people to tweet and email, they received a huge response but noted that the majority of men who described their experiences of loneliness were most single but women who talked about their loneliness were mainly married. 127 more words


Once more unto the breach, dear friends!

Last week I was privileged to cover the NUM’s march and rally in Barnsley to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Miners’ Strike. Below is the piece that I wrote for the Barnsley Unite Community Support Centre… 697 more words


The Auntie Doris Years # 85: 1984

It was a bright, cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen. As usual, the all powerful leader was working hard for the benefit of the nation, or rather the Inner Circle. 575 more words