Irish Election Literature

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“Socialist Organiser -Miners Strike Bulletin” 11th-17th February 1985 April 12, 2017

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A newsletter “Socialist Organiser -Miners Strike Bulletin” 11th-17th February from the Miners Strike in the UK in 1985. It gives details of forthcoming strike action and other pieces about the miners struggle.



Happy Christmas …. December 25, 2011

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Happy Christmas ….
This is the front page of a newsletter from the UK Miners Strike I posted over on the CLR


“Front – Line” Issue 1 – A 1984 Newsletter from the Miners Strike in the UK (Nottingham) December 4, 2011

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Not Irish I know, but thought it may be of interest. The first issue of a newsletter “Front-Line” from week 48 of the Miners Strike in the UK. It was produced by striking Nottingham miners. As 1984 closes they look forward to “Victory in 85”.
I’ve a few more of these that I’ll post in due course.



More old Posters from Militant, The Socialist Party and Young Socialists December 22, 2010

Another series of posters (other bunch here) from Militant, The Socialist Party and Young Socialists that I was sent recently. Most if not all are for Rally’s in Belfast.
Amongst the subjects covered are The Miners Strike, Apartheid , Trotsky and the Poll Tax.
Alas the quality and size are poor but they may well be of interest none the less .



Christmas Cards from 1984 -“Support The Miners right to a Future” and “The Miners Fight is Your Fight” December 14, 2010

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Two of a series of Christmas cards produced in 1984 by Rhymney Valley Miners Support Group during the Miners Strike in Britain.
(I have two more which I shall post too -many thanks to the sender)
The First Card contains a poem entitled ‘Kids Questions’ which begins

amid the quiet of the night.
Children don’t understand this fight.
They don’t know or realise,
Why their dad has tears in his eyes….

The Second Card has a poem ‘The Death of a Lady’ which begins..

My GOD! What a legacy.
Dark grey hills of slag.
My valley was once beautiful,
now she’s an ugly broken hag….



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