Support the Spanish miners!

19 Jul
Just to prove that the people of Stirchley are not just pre-occupied with their own cabbage patch, last Friday a successful and enjoyable social was held to raise funds for the Spanish miners. The new Spanish president, Rajoy, of the right wing “Popular Party”, is trying to do to the Spanish miners what Thatcher did to the British ones. He has found billions of Euros to prop up the Spanish banks but cannot find the money to subsidize this industry, centred in the Asturias. Its employees and communities will face devastation if the subsidy is withdrawn.
The young people in the Stirchley squat held their social last Friday, and it raised nearly £300 for the miners. It was held in the pouring rain, under tarpaulins, around an open fire. Stand-up, songs and rap featured. The social was even honoured by two visits from the local police.

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