Jeremy Corbyn Wins: A Victory for the Politics of Hope

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The Durham Miners' Association congratulates Jeremy Corbyn for his landslide victory as Labour leader and sends him our very best wishes. His victory is a massive step forward in the fight against this Tory government's austerity agenda and in the struggle for social justice and peace.

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Running the Great North Run for the Big Meeting

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Pictured: DMA President Alan Cummings and Darren Meadows

Later this month, 21 year old Darren Meadows from Horden in County Durham is helping to secure the future of the Big Meeting by taking part in the Great North Run to raise funds for Friends of Durham Miners' Gala.

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Durham Miners Join North East Rally For Jeremy Corbyn

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Pictured: Dave Hopper with Jeremy Corbyn MP and Ronnie Campbell MP at the North East rally in support of Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader

The Durham Miners' Association joined with over 1,000 people who packed into the Tyneside Theatre in Newcastle to support Jeremy Corbyn for Labour Leader.

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Durham Miners Back Corbyn

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Pictured: Jeremy Corbyn MP addressing the 131st Durham Miners' Gala, 11th July 2015.

The Durham Miners' Association fully supports Jeremy Corbyn in his bid to become the next leader of the Labour Party.

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Gala message from DMA Secretary

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Pictured: Dave Hopper, DMA Secretary addresses the 131st Durham Big Meeting, 11th July 2015.

It is my privilege, once again, to welcome all miners, their families and supporters from the wider trade union and labour movement to the 131st Durham Miners’ Gala. 

Despite all the attempts by the Tory press and media to write us out of history, we are still here in massive numbers to celebrate our community spirit and carry our socialist message on behalf of the working class. 

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A Lesson From History

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Pictured: Clement Attlee addressing the Big Meeting in 1936

In 2008, the world financial system failed, creating a crisis, economists tell us, far more dangerous than the crisis of 1929. Consequently, the economy of the advanced capitalist countries has entered the longest period of stagnation for a century and the Greek economy is teetering on the verge of bankruptcy, threatening to pull down the whole of the European economy with it. In this article, Dave Temple revisits the 1929 crisis and looks how the Labour Party then dealt with the question of austerity. (Published in the official Gala brochure, 2015)

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The Big Meeting Needs Marras!

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Pictured: Alun Armstrong and Dave Hopper at Marras launch event

Ahead of the 131st Durham Miners' Gala, the Durham Miners Association have called on all our friends to show their support for the Gala by becoming a marra of the Big Meeting.

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Durham Miners Join Pride March

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At the inivitation of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM), the DMA joined with other trade unions on the TUC contingent at this year's London Pride march.

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Attacks on the Sick and Disabled Must End

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Pictured: DMA President Alan Cummings addressing the Big Meeting

DMA President Alan Cummings slams the current Work Capability Assessment (WCA) programme and calls on Labour to demand that it is scrapped.

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Durham Miners march at Anti-Racist demonstration

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On February 28, the DMA Executive Committee joined over 3,000 anti-racist marchers in Newcastle to protest against a 200-strong PEGIDA demonstration – the first to be organised in Britain.

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