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Orgreave

The Battle of Orgreave became a turning point in the miners’ strike. The whole country knew that the might of the state was bearing down on the striking mine workers and their families and that a new vision of Britain was being forced by ranks of police and a state that acted in the interests of the wealthy rather than the country as a whole. 212 more words

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Seething Wells Aggro!

Steven ‘Seething’ Wells in the Guardian 8 January 2008
Get in the Ring: Axl Rose challenged specific journalists to a fight.

“Steven Wells!”
I look up. 1,367 more words

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Paul Weller's Favourite Things

Paul Weller lists his favourite things, including Orwell, the Mask of Anarchy, and Minder from Smash Hits, 4 – 17 March issue, 1982. Previously Weller had talked his favourite telly with Flexipop.

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Strike

In 1984 Pete Ramskill put a collection of poems called Strike. Part of it was a sequence of poems based on conversations with striking miners and miners’ wives involved in the fight to preserve their jobs and communities. 68 more words

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Kathy Acker In Dalston

A benefit at Dalston’s Rio cinema in 1988 with plenty of poets, as well as Julian Clary as the excellent Joan Collins Fan Club, on the bill alongside Kathy Acker. 16 more words

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Anarchist Feminist

John Hegley leant me his copy of Zero, an Anarchist/Anarcha-feminist monthly. This is issue 2 from August 1977.
John told me that the first time he heard about John Cooper Clarke was from the Agitprop page of this paper. 31 more words

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Against All The Odds

The collection of miners’ poetry published by the NUM to raise money during the strike reviewed in the Morning Star, 17 November, 1984.

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