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Campaign to Organise the General Strike
Campaign to Organise the General Strike

Campaign to Organise the General Strike 1984


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Campaign to Organise the General Strike 1984

30 mins United Kingdom

Protesters, placards and rousing rhetoric are all on enthusiastic display in this stirring film made by the Workers Revolutionary Film Unit. Striking miners join the annual conference of the Young Socialists in Blackpool, where young people and a few older ones have their say about "the struggle of the British working class to defend its democratic rights". Their aim is to inspire a general strike in response to the "Tory attacks on jobs, basic rights and education".

The film also captures how artists from many fields supported causes including that of the striking miners; leading lights of British reggae Aswad are one of the bands performing here.


Michael Banda

Julie Hyland


Campaigning film


Coal on Film




United Kingdom



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