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Uploaded by democracynow on 1 Aug 2011 DemocracyNow.org - In an extended interview with popular British singer-songwriter and activist Billy Bragg on Democracy Now!, he sings his song, "There Is Power In A Union." In the 1980s, he called for support for the 1984 strike by the National Union of Mineworkers, one of the most significant chapters in Britain's trade union history. It was ultimately defeated under the watch of then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Bragg went on to organize for the defeat of Thatcher and her Conservative government. Learn more about the song: http://www.billybragg.co.uk To watch the entire interview with Billy Bragg, visit http://www.democracynow.org/2011/8/1/billy_bragg_legendary_british_rocker_on