Posted by copwatch | Thu, 08/23/2012 - 6:00pm story
Platinum miners outside of Rustenburg, a few hours northwest of Johannesburg, have organized wildcat strikes to demand a living wage.
As a consequence, on August 16th, South African police massacred at least 34 miners and injured 78 more.
Actions and Events in SOLIDARITY WITH THE STRIKING MINERS are being held around the world.
Far from advocating for workers’ rights, the largest mining union in South Africa, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), has openly denounced the strikers, urging them to return to work and even blaming them for last week’s violence.
Statements from President Zuma, COSATU, NUM, and the SACP blame murdered workers for their own deaths.
Why is the NUM leadership, the COSATU leadership, and the SACP refusing to denounce this ANC-ordered massacre? In some cases they are openly endorsing it.
Sections of the working class struggle are engaged in open class war.
December 17, 2010
To The Prisoners of the Georgia Department of Corrections
To Elaine Brown
Posted by copwatch | Sun, 01/02/2011 - 4:01pm story
Posted by copwatch | Wed, 12/15/2010 - 12:18am story
Posted by copwatch | Wed, 12/15/2010 - 12:04am story
Sunday, December 12, 2010, 10:18 PM
A general strike by prisoners throughout the Georgia prison system has shut down 10 prisons since Thursday.
Elaine Brown, former chairperson of the Black Panther Party, describes it as the biggest prison strike in U.S. history. She's taken the lead on advocating for the prisoners from the outside, and insists the strike was initiated and self-organized by the prisoners themselves. The story finally made it into the NYTimes today, where they report prisoners used contraband cellphones to communicate with one another, and now, to talk to the press.