Scottish Review of 1984-5 Miners’ Strike Policing: a huge breakthrough

by Richie Venton, SSP national workplace organiser The announcement by the Scottish government of an independent review of policing in Scotland during the year-long 1984/5 miners’ strike is immensely welcome to all who wish to stand up for the working class. It’s a long overdue breakthrough for the victimised miners, their families, communities and political […]

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Demand Scottish Inquiry into Policing of the Miners’ Strike

by Richie Venton The Scottish government should drop its repeated refusal to hold a public inquiry into policing of the miners’ strike in Scotland in 1984/5. They should help expose the truth behind the Thatcher Tory government’s orchestration of naked state violence against workers fighting to defend their communities from destruction and destitution. That becomes […]

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Militant Remembered: Liverpool defies the Tories

A special archive podcast for friends and comrades today. Richie Venton, in addition to being the Scottish Socialist Party’s national workplace organiser, was formerly a prominent activist in the titanic struggles that took part in the city of Liverpool against the Thatcher Government in the early 80s. Ahead of tomorrow’s vast STUC and UK-wide protests, these […]

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