Coal not Dole - The Miners Videotape Project

Coal not Dole - The Miners Videotape Project

Videos made by the NUM to counteract the government narrative of the strike. Contains many interviews from rank and file members and supporters from around the UK.

During the Miners strike of 1984-85 faced with unrelenting hostility from the government and much of the media the National Union of Mineworkers and members of the Association of Cinematograph, Television and Allied Technicians (ACTT) and some other sympathisers started the Miners Videotape Project, to document the strike and raise awareness of events on the picket lines and in the mining communities.

Playlist

Part 1: Not Just Tea & Sandwiches






Link https://youtu.be/pVFQ5qPzt5U

Part 2: The Butchery of the Coal Board



Link https://youtu.be/JvS8gUq5ImI

Part 3: Solidarity


Link https://youtu.be/KWRLnQK93gU

Part 4: "Straight Talking"


Link https://youtu.be/HGh-8tXdNHU

Part 5: The Media and the Miners Strike


Link https://youtu.be/AKbWmrBD31U

Part 6: Just doing their Job? 






Link https://youtu.be/RcVczwVIvRA

Archive links

Part 1 https://archive.org/details/coalnotdolepart11984accttechnicianswatchonline
Part 2 https://archive.org/details/coalnotdolepart21984accttechnicianswatchonline
Part 3 https://archive.org/details/coalnotdolepart31984accttechnicianswatchonline
Part 4 https://archive.org/details/coalnotdolepart41984accttechnicianswatchonline
Part 5 https://archive.org/details/coalnotdolepart51984accttechnicianswatchonline
Part 6 https://archive.org/details/coalnotdolepart61984accttechnicianswatchonline

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Reddebrek
Oct 1 2019 17:18

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  • If it happened in Poland, if it happened anywhere except England they would swear that it was a military coup. They would say that the country's been taken over. But our county's been taken over.

    Janet Cunningham Womens Action Group member

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Comments

Reddebrek
Oct 1 2019 17:20

The credits in some of this tapes say this is supposed to be a ten part series, but I've not been able to find any evidence that parts 7 onwards were made or shown. Everywhere I've found details about this series like a BFI dvd just list the first 6

Nymphalis Antiopa
Oct 1 2019 17:58

For a long history of the miners, including masses of stuff on the '84-'85 strike not blind to the contradictions of the NUM, see : So Near So Far

R Totale
Oct 2 2019 20:50

Have you let the Orgreave Justice Campaign know this stuff's available online? I'm sure they'd be happy to help get it shared.