Protesters in South Africa agitate against President Jacob Zuma, the ruling African National Congress, the high unemployment rate and elections, and in support of the poor and workers.
From UPM: The formation of the Black Consciousness Movement in this country was a realization by Black people that we could no longer stand and be spectators of the game we are supposed to be playing. This election season continues to demonstrate the relevance of Biko’s teachings.
Deadly South African evictions
What have we learned from the Marikana massacre of South African mine workers?
From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters:
World in View
South African miners
by Gerry Emmett
The Marikana platinum mine massacre of 34 miners, near Rustenburg, South Africa, has outraged the revolutionary working class. (See statement of Abahlali baseMjondolo on page 1.) That outrage is compounded by the government’s decision to charge 270 survivors with the [=>]
From the new September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters:
South Africa Marikana mine massacre
Marikana, South Africa–Aug. 18: It’s now two days after the brutal, heartless and merciless cold bloodbath of 45 Marikana mine workers by the South African Police Services. This was a massacre!
Mining has been central to the history of repression in South Africa. [=>]
News & Letters, Vol. 57, No. 5
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Reactionary U.S. election shows capital’s contradictions
“We built it!” roared the delegates at the Republican Party convention in Tampa. It was the perfect expression of the presidential campaign and of capitalist thinking in general. The truth [=>]