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Pride – the film of the 1980s Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign opens this month August 31, 2014

Posted by WorldbyStorm in 1984/85 Miners Strike (UK), Culture, Economy, LGBT Rights, The Left.
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This looks fantastic. A film on how the Miners were supported by the LGSM campaign. The way both groups interacted and, in a sense, further radicalised is educative, not least in later strong support from Miners groups against Section 28 but also in a sense of shared defiance against the right. As can be seen in this piece in the Observer, this is an history that is important because it proves how supposedly different struggles can be linked in a way that generates a mutual solidarity. The film opens in the UK later in the month.

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1. Tomboktu - August 31, 2014

I saw a lot of adverts on Twitter and got some info on it. Interesting idea. I wonder if it will work as a film or will it be too preachy.

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WorldbyStorm - August 31, 2014

With Dominic West? Preachy? Perish the thought! 🙂

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2. EAMONN WALSH - September 1, 2014

REMEMBER THE SUPPORT THE LABOUR PARTY GAVE THE MINERS WIVES AND CHILDREN IN DUBLIN SOUTH WEST WHEN WE BROUGHT A GROUP FROM BARNSLEY FOR TWO WEEKS AND GAVE THEM A BREAK FROM THE TERRIBLE EFFECTS THE DISPUTE BROUGHT TO THEM….SOLIDARITY IS THE KEY WORD FOR ALL WORKING CLASS PEOPLE

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3. Tomboktu - September 2, 2014
4. British LGBTQ-miners solidarity, new film | Dear Kitty. Some blog - September 5, 2014

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