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Taking Sides - The Story Of The Workers Aid Convoys

Workers Aids Convoys to Bosnia 1992/95

Activist Bob Myers talks about a little-known internationalist action during the war in Yugoslavia. Between 1992 and 1995, British activists organised aid convoys to Tuzla.

An example of international solidarity from below.

Video, 50min, engl: https://en.labournet.tv/taking-sides-story-workers-aid-convoys

Five Theses on the Class Struggle - by Anton Pannekoek

Anton Pannekoek's classic manifesto against state socialism (democratic or otherwise) and for council communism, an industrial society governed by a democracy of workers' councils

Striking Stuff - Jean A. Gittins

A collection of poems that were written by a member of Yorkshire Women Against Pit Closures during the 1984-85 miners' strike and read at fundraising benefits around the coalfield. Taken from the 1 in 12 Publications archive.

Coal not Dole - The Miners Videotape Project

Videos made by the NUM to counteract the government narrative of the strike. Contains many interviews from rank and file members and supporters from around the UK.

Jenny Tells Her Tale: Stories From the Yorkshire Miners

John Dennis gardening for the strike

Memories of the 1984-5 miners' strike from Jenny Dennis, who was married to a Kiveton Park miner. Covering a range of subjects including the links the strike made with autonomous movements across Europe.
Content note: this text mentions sexual abuse and state violence, and contains some language that would now be considered dated.

Climate change must be a thing: it's on prime time TV

XR protest on Waterloo Bridge, London

The political establishment will try co-opting new climate protest movements, such as Extinction Rebellion and the school strikes. Let's stop that happening

E13: Women in the miners’ strike

Women in the miners’ strike.

Episode about the crucial role played by women in the great miners strike in Britain, 1984-5, in conversation with Heather Wood, chair of the Easington women’s strike support group.

Into battle with the bazooka bands (Pages of Labour history)

An excellent personal account of the 1926 miners' lockout in County Durham

1960- Japan's Coal Miners Strike

Strike breakers attack picket

A history of Japan podcast about the massive coalminers strike in Miike on the island of Kyushu in 1960, and its impact on the Japanese economy, Japanese unions and the Japanese left.