A matter of PRIDE!

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Yesterday, the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign posted something about IDAHoBiT. It's a direct consequence of the 'Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners'* (LGSM) campaign from the 1980s miners strike that the one-sided 'Battle of Orgreave' was part of.

The film 'PRIDE!' might have told you about the LGSM, but you might not have heard about Orgreave. The short version is that miners attempting to block access to the Orgreave factory turning coal into coke for industrial use were attacked by police. Many miners were arrested and charged with riot, facing a potential life sentence. But the trial of the first fifteen collapsed as it became clear to everyone that the evidence against them was founded on a series of deliberate lies.

"Orgreave represents one of the most serious miscarriages of justice in this country’s history, and it has never been adequately addressed."

There's more at the Campaign's website and an article about why it matters in the Guardian today.

* It was the early 1980s, and I'm not going to make a fuss about the name even though there were bisexual people involved in the campaign.

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