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|Laborfest: Film: Still The Enemy Within|
|Date||Saturday July 16|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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ILWU Local 34 Hall, 801 Second St., San Francisco. Next to baseball stadium. Walk the one mile from Market on Second or on the Embarcadero to 801 Second Street or take public transportation as follows:
T or N train from Embarcadero Station to Second and King Station;
30 or 45 bus from Market and Fifth Streets (Powell Station) to end of line at Townsend between Fourth and Third, then walk one block to Second Street;
47 bus which starts at North Point at Fisherman’s Wharf, travels on Van Ness, 11th St, Bryant and ends at Cal Train Station at 4th and Townsend, then walk on Townsend 2 blocks to Second Street;
10 bus which runs from 24th and Potrero, on Rhode Island to 26th St, on Cesar Chavez St to Dakota, Wisconsin, Connecticut, DeHaro, Rhode Island at 16th St, on Townsend to Second Street.
Still The Enemy Within (112 min.) (2015) (UK) Directed by: Owen Gower
The struggle of the 1984-85 British Miners’ Strike against the union busting Thatcher government was a watershed in the British labor movement. This film through the voices of the miners and their families brings this struggle to life and shows how the capitalist government mobilized tens of thousands of police to physically break the strike. It also shows how Thatcher used the media to whip up hysteria against the National Union of Miners president Arthur Scargill who was vilified in a massive media propaganda campaign. The defeat of the strike not only destroyed the nationalized mine industry but also allowed and encouraged the privatization of all public services and education in the UK. It has lessons today in the struggle against privatization.
See also: http://www.laborfest.net/2016/2016schedule.htm