Archive for the ‘Strikes’ Category

The murder fields of Marikana. The cold murder fields of Marikana.

In Repression, Revolt, Strikes on August 30, 2012 at 4:46 am

by Greg Marinovch, The Daily Maverick

The majority of the dead in the 16 August massacre at Marikana appear to have been shot at close range or crushed by police vehicles. They were not caught in a fusillade of gunfire from police defending themselves, as the official account would have it. GREG MARINOVICH spent two weeks trying to understand what really happened. What he found was profoundly disturbing. Read the rest of this entry »


Marikana Shows that we are Living in a Democratic Prison

In Repression, Strikes, we shall be the prey and the vulture on August 22, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Marikana shows that we are Living in a Democratic Prison

by Bandile Mdlalose, Abahlali baseMjondolo

South Africa has the most beautiful Constitution amongst all countries. Its beauty is well documented and respected. But we are living in a Democratic Prison.

We must acknowledge the fight of Doctor Nelson Mandela, Steve Biko and the community struggles of the 1980s, the youth of 1976 and the workers of 1973. The struggles of the past defeated the White Boers and brought us democracy with all these beautiful rights on paper. Read the rest of this entry »

Solidarity with Mine Workers at Marikana Platinum

In Repression, Strikes on August 21, 2012 at 10:44 am

Bu makaleyi Türkçe okumak için buraya tiklayin. Click here to read in German.

17 August 2012
Abahlali baseMjondolo Press statement

Solidarity with Mine Workers at Marikana Platinum

Abahlali baseMjondolo are deeply shocked by the murderous cruelty of the South African police, and those that give the police their orders, at the Marikana Platinum Mine in the North West. The killing of more than 40 mine workers yesterday by the SAPS is immoral and brings great disgrace on our country. There were other ways and much better ways to handle the situation. Yesterday will always be remembered as a dark day in the long history of oppression in South Africa. Read the rest of this entry »

South African Workers’ Rise Up

In Strikes on August 29, 2010 at 12:12 pm

The Vast Minority

Reports The Guardian: “South Africa‘s president, Jacob Zuma, is facing one of the biggest tests of his presidency as tens of thousands of striking workers took to the streets and relations with his union backers neared breaking point.

“There were demands for Zuma, who was thousands of miles away at the World Expo in Shanghai during a state visit to China, to return home as cities were paralysed by marching public sector workers. Read the rest of this entry »