Skip to main content

Information is power. Our mission at Portside is to seek out and to provide information that empowers you -- that empowers the left. Every day we search hundreds of sources to connect you with the most interesting, striking and useful material. Just once a year we appeal to you to contribute to make it possible to continue this work. Please help.



Justice for Scotland's Miners and the Great Strike's Legacy Today

Morning Star
With confidence in capitalism at a low ebb and millions challenging Thatcher’s legacy, small wonder her heirs refuse to shed light on the savagery used against those who first resisted neoliberalism. The truth of the miners’ strike must be exposed.


The Long Shadow Of The British Miners' Strike

Paul Dean
Documentary film of the 1984-85 British miners' strike that ended in defeat. This was a great victory for the Conservative Party of Margaret Thatcher and a monumental event in the union history of the British working class.
Subscribe to Miners' strike of 1984-85