Tuesday, 3 March 2015
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the return to work of the striking miners of 1984/85 who had remained out in protest against the closure of the pits. A benefit compilation has been released featuring a stellar cast of some of the most influential left wing British musicians of the past 30 years. Superb!
The album produced in association with Philosophy football features artists like Billy Bragg, Sleaford Mods, New Model Army, Chumbawumba, TV Smith, Attilla the Stockbroker and many more singing songs of resistance and protest, passionate, angry traditional and modern.
The Orgreave Truth and Justice cd, is available for £9.99 with all profits going to the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign.
You can order this essential collection by visiting the following link.
It is only £9.99 with all profits going to the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign.
The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign includes ex miners, Trade Unionists, and activists and others who are determined to get justice for miners who were victims of police and cover ups at Orgreave in June 1984.
Orgreave was a massive injustice, where hundreds of police under the orders of Margaret Thatcher carrying riot shields, targeted unarmed miners with truncheons, inflicting serious injury. Miners were kicked and punched in a savage attack of police brutality.
We should never forget the miners bitter heroic struggle, nor the fact that not one single police officer has been disciplined, let alone prosecuted, serving as a reminder of one of the biggest miscarriages of the 1980's. We remember too how Thatcher unleashed a class war destroing peoples ways of live, that paved the way of the political climate and mess we have today.
Today many are still waiting for justice. Seeking it for all miners victimised by the police at Orgreave. We remember too how the power of the state is still used against its people.
Here is a link to the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign
Posted by teifidancer at 10:00