Solidarnosc Miners’ Statement in Solidarity With the NUM – 1984

On 17 June the Underground Provisional Co-ordinating Committee of Solidarity miners issued an unequivocal statement in solidarity with the British miners in their great struggle for jobs. The Co-ordinating Committee statement was read out at 10 a.m. on Sunday 17 June by the Solidarity underground radio station in Upper Silesia, Poland's main coal-mining region. The … Continue reading Solidarnosc Miners’ Statement in Solidarity With the NUM – 1984

How Stalinism Helped Defeat the Great Miners Strike in 1984-85

This years marks the 30th Anniversary of the end of the Great Miners Strike of 1984-45 in Britain. The issue of the Stalinist regimes in  Eastern Europe and became a key question in the strike. The  regime of General Jaruzelski had driven the ten million strong independent trade union Solidarity underground in 1981.  The Stalinist regime … Continue reading How Stalinism Helped Defeat the Great Miners Strike in 1984-85