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Books and Boots and High, High Heels – and Pride

Books and Boots is the fabulous name of a walking and book festival held in Richmond, North Yorkshire. The festival is the brain-child of Anne Wicks, former owner of the… 435 more words

Novels

Pride - Review

The head of Imax Greg Foster (no relation I’m afraid) recently came out and complained that a frankly dismal summer for box office returns can be blamed on a ubiquity of “post-apocalyptic, dark, angst-ridden, suicidal movies”. 649 more words

Film

Pride (2014)

I have been desperate for a film like this to be made – a film that treated the struggle of the miners’ seriously but also could give me further context and a new angle for that struggle. 579 more words

Film

Dear Love of Comrades: The politics of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners

The film Pride tells the story of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners. It’s an extraordinary and inspiring achievement for a mainstream movie. For almost a year in 1984-5, over 100,000 miners were on all-out strike. 4,033 more words

Marxism And Oppression

The Miners' Strike in South Wales, 1984-85

“The policies of this government are clear – to destroy the coal industry and the NUM.”

Arthur Scargill, President, National Union of Mineworkers

“History will record that the British miner decided on a strategy of industrial action because he could not accept that the role of families was to go to unemployment exchanges.”

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