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Amnesty International – Review of the case of Des Warren

Posted on May 9, 2016 in News |

Amnesty International – Review of the case of Des Warren

By Amnesty International, 9 May 2016, Index number: EUR 45/3984/2016 United Kingdom: Review of the case of Des Warren Amnesty International supports efforts by the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign to seek the disclosure of all government documents relevant to the case and calls on the Criminal Cases Review Commission to give serious consideration to referring the […]

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Our Message to the Families of the Hillsborough victims and the indefatigable Hillsborough Campaigners

Posted on Apr 29, 2016 in News |

Our Message to the Families of the Hillsborough victims and the indefatigable Hillsborough Campaigners

To the families and campaigners who have fought and struggled for 27 years to bring out the truth of what happened to the 96 Liverpool fans that died at Hillsborough on 15th April 1989. On behalf of the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign we wish to send our heartfelt congratulations. The Cover –up The Hillsborough Justice Campaigners […]

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The Story of the Shrewsbury Pickets

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 in News |

The Story of the Shrewsbury Pickets

Orgiginaly published in The Morning Star 6/2/2016 EILEEN TURNBULL looks back on Britain’s first-ever national building workers’ strike BRITAIN’S first-ever national building workers’ strike took place in 1972. Construction workers faced hostile and powerful employers, lump labour and isolated workplaces that changed constantly whenever a contract finished. Workers faced dangerous conditions on sites every day […]

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Meetings for Spring 2016

Posted on Feb 20, 2016 in News |

Meetings for Spring 2016

1   Orgreave Annual Rally Sheffield Saturday 17th June 1pm- Eileen Turnbull to speak on behalf of the campaign. 2   Bakers Conference Sunday 11th June-Wednesday 14th June Southport. Harry Chadwick and Terry Renshaw to  have a campaign stand. 3   UNISON Bolton Branch Committee meeting Thursday 6th July. Speakers Harry Chadwick and Terry Renshaw. 4     Durham Miners […]

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Debate Thank You

Posted on Dec 11, 2015 in News |

Debate Thank You

On behalf of the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign we would like to thank Steve Rotheram MP and the Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham MP for presenting the case for the release of all documents appertaining to the Shrewsbury Trials at the recent debate in Westminster Hall. Labour MP Steve Rotheram and Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham […]

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Westminster Hall Debate: Home Office and the case of the Shrewsbury 24

Posted on Dec 4, 2015 in News |

Westminster Hall Debate: Home Office and the case of the Shrewsbury 24

This Westminster Hall debate is set for 2-30pm Wednesday 9th December. Westminster Hall debates give MPs an opportunity to raise local or national issues and receive a response from a government minister. Any MP can take part in a Westminster Hall debate. The government having announced that they have carried out a review and have […]

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Oliver Letwin: documents will not be reviewed until 2021

Posted on Nov 16, 2015 in News |

Oliver Letwin: documents will not be reviewed until 2021

Government continue to refuse to reviewed documents relating to the Shrewsbury Trials. The next review of these paper will be in 2021, 50 years after the strike.

On the 21st October Oliver Letwin MP informed the House of Commons that the cabinet had reviewed the documents relating to the trials at Shrewsbury in 1973/4 and decided to continue to withhold them from public scrutiny. These documents are currently being held under sec 23 of the FOIA. This section deals with National Security!

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United We Stand In Peckham

Posted on Nov 3, 2015 in News |

United We Stand In Peckham

Townsend Productions’ play about the Shrewsbury Pickets, United We Stand, is at the CLF Art Cafe in Peckham until the 14 November. At the opening night last night it was great to see Len Mccluskey and Tom Watson. Also there was Alum Parry, who’s song My Name Is Dessie Warren has been covered recently by […]

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Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign

Posted on Oct 23, 2015 in News |

Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign

At the TUC Conference 2015 in Brighton we met with members of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign, in particular Kate Flannery who’s late farther (Martin Flannery MP) who was a dedicated supporter of the Shrewsbury 24 pickets. We were invited by Barbara Jackson , the Secretary of the campaign, to attend their meeting in […]

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Labout Party Conference 2015

Posted on Oct 23, 2015 in News |

Labout Party Conference 2015

In his maiden speech to conference as Shadow Home Secretary, Andy Burnham said: Historic abuses must also be put under the spotlight – picking out the brutal attacks on striking miners at Orgreave in 1984, the Hillsborough disaster and the arrest of 24 pickets at Shrewsbury after the national construction strike in 1972…   To […]

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