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Fingers in the Ears singing “la la la la” to drown out the nasty words….
DD talks about
A Commemoration of the Great Miners Strike
9th March 2014
by Alison Aiken-Bennett
A Red Dawn Over Durham
Although their histories are quite different, the British Labour Party and our U.S. Democrats have one thing in common: both like to avoid too much public cuddling with workers...
A Truly Memorable Day
Graeme Atkinson discusses the unveiling of the exact replica of the historic 1938 banner of Durham Miners’ Association Follonsby Lodge at Wardley
...on economics and bullshit
As the country is slowly choked to death, penniless and poverty stricken to the point where Libraries and Public toilets are closed, fire services closed, hospitals and schools closed, welfare provisions cut to the bone, there seems to be money slushing around somewhere. From The Times.
A letter from Allie Franco, Communications Director for Mesothelioma Prognosis
Durham Memories by Robert Chesshyre
This article about Easington Colliery appeared in the programme for ‘The Miners’ Hymns’ – a film by Bill Morrison and live musical score by Johann Johannson – produced by Forma and performed at Durham Cathedral on July 15th & 16th 2010.
‘Miners’ Hymns’ comes to London next year
Re-visiting the miners' strike 1984-85
Ray Rising, News Line reporterand photographer during the miners' strike gives his account of events at Stainforth's Hatfield Colliery in August 1984
When travelling in Vitenam
Dave recounts his experiences from his trip to Vietnam
Believe A Word?
Dave Douglass has a rant about the media and their depiction of "truth"
Guardian - Wednesday September 1, 2004
Moving on seamlessly...
Childhood holidays for Booker-winning author DBC Pierre ranged from Acapulco
to Tahiti. But none, he says, left so deep an impression as his summer
visits 'back home' to the Durham Miners' Gala - or witnessing the sudden
death of mining communities
This a delightful and touching selection of mining poetry, reproduced
here by kind prmission of the author, Del "Abe" Jones. (USA)
to Kill = Extrajudicial Killings = Assassination = State Sanctioned Cold
Dave Edwards tells us his view on the government's shoot to kill policy
is a Non Starter!
When a position for a person to organise their local community came up,
Dave thought he was the ideal candidate.
Is The Answer
Coal is the right fuel for electricity generation, but
power producers said Monday that it must burn cleaner to meet tougher
standards for air quality.
Royal Garden, Berwick.
Dave gets dissed at The Royal Garden, Berwick.
Twenty years ago the Selby coalfield, the most advanced of its kind, came
into operation, promising jobs for life and long-term prosperity for the
region. Yet today, the last of the five pits closes down..
Memories of the Durham Miners' Gala, from DBC Pierre's novel, Vernon God
Little, which won the Man Booker prize in 2003.
Scargill and the end of a fantasy
Simon Harvey recounts the sorry tale of how Arthur Scargill ran, dominated
and unintentionally killed his own creation
Weekly Worker 530 Thursday May 27 2004.
The Miners Great Strike
Ian Donovan examines the background to
the miners Great Strike
the second front
Alan Stevens recalls the decisive moments of the dockers unofficial
strike in July 1984
Weekly Worker 521 Thursday March 25 2004.
SACKED MINERS LAMENT
Dave Potts - X NUM Branch Secretary Manton SY.
20th Anniversary of The Great Strike
Some letters and pictures
A letter from the descendants of a Northumberland
Joe Henshaw tells of the differing sympathies between deep mined coal
mines and open cast operations.
Hickleton Colliery Rescue team
This photograph was sent to us by David Parry, who tells us his father,
William, is the figure third from the left.
Thanks to Colin for sending this to us
family's dirty little secret
Dave found this on the net and thought he'd share it with us
Sacked Miner's Lament
Les Eiffion 'The Welshman 37' Fearn says 'Sacked Miner' is still a dirty
Democracy and War
Worker 448 Thursday September 19 2002
Pennsylvania mine rescue and the human cost of coal
By Paul Sherman and Bill Vann
Worker 403 Thursday October 11 2001
Revolution and counterrevolution
doesn't talk, it swears. - Bob Dylan
POLITICAL ASSASSINATIONS AT L.A. AIRPORT