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Massacre at Marikana: the fight continues in South Africa (Freedom article)

Monday 8 October 2012

With great pride: my first, and hopefully not the last, article I wrote for the anarchist magazine Freedom. Already on my Libcom blog.

Mineworkers of the Marikana diamond mine in South Africa are continuing their strike. Their perseverence comes after violent police efforts to suppress the strike, efforts culminating in a horrendous bloodbath on 16 August, when police machinegunned protesting miners, killing 34 and arresting at least 250 of them.

Note: this is the article I wrote for the September issue of Freedom; of course , it’s best to buy the issue itself. Here, I publish the version I sent in, with footnotes that did not make it into the printed version. Ofcourse, the article is dated because so much has happened since. Read the rest of this entry »

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