Lessons of the 1984-85 miners’ strike

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For decades, the defeat of the British miners and of militant struggles by workers internationally in the 1980s were seized on to proclaim the triumph of capitalism and the death of socialism–a campaign that reached its nadir following the liquidation of the Soviet Union in 1991.

This pamphlet explains the real lessons to be drawn from the miners’ courageous fight.

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For decades, the defeat of the British miners and of militant struggles by workers internationally in the 1980s were seized on to proclaim the triumph of capitalism and the death of socialism–a campaign that reached its nadir following the liquidation of the Soviet Union in 1991.

This pamphlet explains the real lessons to be drawn from the miners’ courageous fight.