This video from Britain says about itself:
5 February 2012
The miners’ strike 1984 was one of the longest and most brutal in British labour history. A community fighting for jobs and survival was wholly denigrated and depicted as violent by the majority of the media. THE BATTLE FOR ORGREAVE puts the record straight, as miners recount their own history, their economic and political struggles over decades and the trial they endured for 48 days in Sheffield when charged with riot at Orgreave – facing life imprisonment.
Containing compelling testimonies, emotive cinematography, in depth analysis coupled with meticulous detail of the mass picket and the ensuing events of June 18 1984 at the Orgreave coking plant, the documentary also has unique footage of police violence — all these make this an historic and important document of our time.
By Peter Lazenby in Britain:
Pressure mounts for full Orgreave public inquiry
Saturday 30th April 2016
PRESSURE for a public inquiry into police violence against striking miners at Orgreave mounted yesterday after the same force was condemned for its handling of the Hillsborough tragedy.
The barrister representing the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign (OTJC) said that Tuesday’s findings by the Hillsborough inquest jury, which declared that the 96 victims had been unlawfully killed, made an inquiry into Orgreave “essential.”
It was the revelations of the Hillsborough families’ campaign for justice which prompted the launch four years ago of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign.
Barrister Henrietta Hill QC, representing the Orgreave campaigners, told the Star: “In my view, the findings of the Hillsborough jury make it even more essential that there is an inquiry into what happened at Orgreave.”
She highlighted the parallels between the two cases, which both involved the South Yorkshire force, including allegations of serious wrongdoing by police and that senior commanders had manipulated junior officers and colluded with the media.
Ms Hill added: “The findings of the Hillsborough jury have vindicated the fans and established the truth, and while the Hillsborough families seek accountability the truth about Orgreave must similarly be established.”
The so-called “Battle of Orgreave” involved a co-ordinated attack by police on 4,000 striking miners who had been herded together into a field outside a coking plant at Rotherham in South Yorkshire.
As with Hillsborough, the mainstream media, including the BBC, was complicit in the subsequent police cover-up of what really happened.
Miners accused of rioting were later found to be innocent and South Yorkshire Police had to pay out £500,000 in compensation to 39 of those charged.
But no police officers have been prosecuted or disciplined for their role in the events.
Families of 20 Liverpool fans killed in the Hillsborough disaster called on Home Secretary Theresa May yesterday to put South Yorkshire Police into remedial measures.
Lawyers have written to her demanding action, warning that there is a “real problem” at the heart of the force.
The call was made as acting South Yorkshire chief constable Dawn Copley, who replaced suspended David Crompton, decided to step down after it emerged that allegations about her conduct at a previous force were being investigated.
Orgreave: Campaigners demand public inquiry after senior officers involved are linked to Hillsborough. Senior police officers and a soliticor linked to the collection of evidence at Hillsborough and Orgreave have been named: here.
Last week, a jury announced its decision that 96 Liverpool Football Club supporters, who died on April 15, 1989, were unlawfully killed. Following the verdict, Margaret Aspinall of the Hillsborough Family Support Group told 20,000 people gathered in Liverpool, “Let’s hope that’s only the beginning of what’s going to be done. Because all you, like all of us, have had 27 years of sleepless nights. Let’s hope they’re getting theirs now. It starts from now”: here.