Posted by copwatch | Mon, 11/04/2013 - 9:14pm story
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.
Posted by copwatch | Wed, 10/27/2010 - 11:40pm event
For Immediate Release: contact Paul 707.923.4488 Oct 27, 2010
Emerald Region Poor People's Campaign
STAND UP GET UP
Once again, the rain is a sign for police action against the poor. Wed, Oct 27, camps have been raided here in SoHum. Shamefully, deputies and chp have set up checkpoints in Redway and street sweeps in Garberville as well. Those without I.D.s showing local addresses are warned to leave the area or face arrest.
Numbers of people were arrested and others issued tickets. Reportedly the police are promising 20 or more officers for Thursday, Oct. 28.
Opposed to a police state for the poor who don't have the proper papers? Fed up with a County where the police and some hardline merchants and some hippy gentry make policy and NOT elected officials and their administrators?
Posted by copwatch | Sun, 07/18/2010 - 12:59pm story
This is from a July 6, 2005 PLAZOID. The Plazoid was a brilliant independent, self-published pamphlet/zine that circulated in Arcata in the mid 2000's.
SOON Nazi authorities and the police began to consign members of other groups to the new camps: homosexual men arrested as criminal offenders; Jehovah's Witnesses who refused to obey demands to cease their activities; women accused of prostitution; people labeled "asocial" because they were homeless, begged, or for some other reason did not fit into Nazi society.
Posted by copwatch | Wed, 07/14/2010 - 9:29pm story
So today, July 14th, the Mateel meal (free cooked meal) was held at the Vet’s park across the street from the bookstore in Garberville (because the Mateel kitchen staff is down at the reggae site). Police (Humboldt County Sheriff’s Dept) arrived and told people that the Veteran’s have said they don’t want anyone sitting in the park, that they want it cleared out. People asked where they could go and there were no places. Police said they will arrest people who are sitting in town anywhere.
Posted by copwatch | Mon, 06/14/2010 - 8:55am story
Monday, June 14th WHILE a caring community member shared sandwiches with up to 100 hungry people in Redway- on the street- engaging in a responsible and constitutionally protected activity- the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department drove around photographing the people who were eating lunch. This is INTIMIDATION. This is profiling. There is no good reason for it.
People are scared when the Sheriff’s Department behaves this way because the Sheriff targets anyone who lives outside with very few resources. The Sheriff’s Department hunts people down while they are sleeping -out of sight- and Sheriff Deputies attempt to DISAPPEAR people who are, for instance, sitting under a tree for shade.