Justice for the Orgreave Miners?

September 14, 2016 OPINION/NEWS

John Harris



Hazel Speed

Justice. A small word, but subsumed therein are inherent virtuous elements, such as truth, honour and doing the right thing in any given matter.

It is rarely referred to either in word or deed these days, which says a lot!

This is why the news regarding possible justice for the miners (albeit too late for some) is so important and encouraging.

The injustices during the time of the miners’ strike decades ago, initiated in the name of politics, were/are so serious that the wrong of those days must be put right as matters were far reaching regarding spin-offs as well as original wrongs.


Police attack the Orgreave mass picket during the miners’ strike – Photo – John Sturrock


The fascist actions and brutality of those ordered to take (or arbitrarily decided to take) dreadful physical and emotionally affecting actions against their fellow citizens showed how tenuous so-called democracy can be.

We live in a world which still has its injustices, often through official vehicles that should be standing for justice but prefer power and live by the motto ‘Facilitous only unto, or within, the efficacy of any contingent criteria’! (c) HS ( i.e. ‘What’s in it for me?’).

This is why the news referred to herein is so important and gives one hope.









Hazel Speed

Photo (c) Hazel Speed – used by kind permision to Tuck Magazine

Hazel Speed is a Philosopher, Writer, and Artist with various creative projects at differing states of development. Her flaship project is an animation which has produced a film short: www.thepinkprofessor.com.

Art sites: www.candystoreart.comwww.terrificart.comwww.artbadges.co.uk.


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