Sunday, 16 February 2014

Still the Enemy Within conference

Still the Enemy Within Conference
Remembering the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike, learning lessons for today:
Film, long lost archive, music and debate from the strike that divided Britain and defined an era.
Date: Saturday 8 March, 12 noon-9pm.
Speakers include: Seumas Milne, Paul Mason, Women Against Pit Closures, Mike Jackson, (co-founder Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners), members of Test Department, Paul Symonds, Joe Henry and other former striking miners and more.
Films include: Preview of Still the Enemy Within, Dancing in Dulais, Battle of Orgreave, Miners’ Campaign Tapes, plus UK premiere of Miners Shot Down – the Marikana miners’ struggle.
Venue: RichMix: 35 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA (nearest tube Shoreditch, Liverpool Street,)
Tickets: Contact: Facebook:

Readers of the LSHG blog may also be interested to know that The Great Strike: The Miners' Strike of 1984-5 and Its Lessons by Alex Callinicos and Mike Simons, a fine book written in the aftermath of the strike, is now online - Simons was a journalist on Socialist Worker who covered the strike at the time, and has been involved with the making of Still the Enemy Within.

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