Thursday, March 12, 2009
The Miners Strike- 25 years on
The strike was a fight for jobs, but it was also a challenge to the market-driven restructuring of economic and social life already under way. It raised the alternative of a different Britain from the greed and individualism of the Thatcher years, rooted in solidarity and collective action. As the neoliberal order that Thatcher helped to build crumbles before us, that is a message that speaks to our times.
You can read the rest of Seumas Milne's brilliant piece on the long-term significance of the miners' strike, here.