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The Clash - Working In A Coalmine (Dec. 6th 1984)

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Published on Nov 9, 2013

The full concert at Brixton Academy, taken from an audience recording. This was the first of two gigs to show solidarity with the striking miners. The show from the following night is known as 'Arthur Scargill's Christmas Party'.

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Uploaded at the request of @MilkerBarba
Feel free to contact me: robin.sharrock@gmail.com

A brutal policy of oppression, withdrawing assistance from impoverished communities, stripping them off their livelihoods and selling off national assets, a process which continues to this day. Britain never recovered from the sharp industrial decline of 1979-82. The expertise of these skilled workers, built up over two centuries of coal mining, has been lost forever. Thatcher was a psychopath; she was extremely insecure about her lower class origins and her hatred of the common man was obvious in nearly all her policies. She enriched the financial sector, and did her best to ensure social mobility in the UK was further reduced. The government of the United Kingdom is nothing more than an instrument through which the landed gentry and financial class reap profits off the backs of ordinary workers, both at home and abroad. Wealth is shipped overseas and "austerity" is introduced to further reduce the flow of capital back to the people. Thatcher purposely employed police units from southern counties, offering generous overtime payments, knowing that local forces would not brutalise the people of their own communities. This is a common tactic of authoritarian regimes. Thatcher was a fascist, and the sympathetic portrayal of her in 'The Iron Lady' is a revisionist falsehood.

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