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16. august 2012
Politiet i Sydafrika nedskyder 36 strejkende minearbejdere. Den største massakre i Sydafrika siden apartheid-styret.
– Marikana miners’ strike (Wikipedia.org)
– Fagforeningsstrid udløser massedrab i Sydafrika. Af Ole Wugge Christiansen (Modkraft.dk/Nyheder, 17. august 2012). Interview med Morten Nielsen/Afrika Kontakt.
– En brutal tragedie, som aldrig skulle være sket (Socialistisk Information, 28.8.2012). Artikel fra det sydafrikanske webmagasin Amandla.
– New declaration of class war (Weekly Worker, Issue 928, September 6, 2012). “Hillel Ticktin analyses the importance of Marikana.”
– South Africa: The aftermath of the Marikana massacre and the struggle within the ANC. By Jorge Martín (In Defence of Marxism, 4 September 2012)
– South Africa: trouble for the ANC. By Peter Stauber (Counterfire, 3 September 2012)
– The Marikana massacre: a turning point? By Martin Legassick (The Bullet/Socialist Project, No.689, August 31, 2012)
– The truth behind the Marikana massacre (Socialist Worker, Issue 2317, 25 August 2012). With links to four other articles.
– South Africa: The massacre of our illusions … and the seeds of something new. By Leonard Gentle (Links, August 23, 2012). “… the killings mark the end of the illusion of a moral high ground occupied by the ANC and the completion of its transformation into the governing party of big capital.”
– Marikana shows that we are living in a democratic prison. By Bandile Mdlalose (Abahlali baseMjondolo, 22 August 2012). Bandile Mdlalose is General Secretary of the South African shackdwellers’ movement.
– The Marikana mine worker’s massacre: a massive escalation in the war on the poor. By Ayanda Kota (Abahlali baseMjondolo, 18 August 2012). Ayanda Kota is spokesperson for the Unemployed People’s Movement in Grahamstown.
– Massacre at a South African mine. By Eric Ruder (SocialistWorker.org, August 21, 2012). “The use of live ammunition last week by police against striking miners in Marikana, South Africa, has invited comparisons to some of the worst massacres committed during the apartheid era.”
– South African miners defiant in face of government, company threats. By Bill Van Auken (World Socialist Web Site, 21 August 2012). “Workers who spoke to South African media were clearly angry and bitter at both the African National Congress government for organizing this bloodletting and the company, Lonmin …”
– Echoes of the past: Marikana, cheap labour and the 1946 miners strike. By Chris Webb (The Bullet/Socialist Project/, August 21, 2012). “If there is a central core … that runs through South African history, it is the demand for cheap labour for South Africa’s mines.”
– A brutal tragedy that should never have happened. Editorial comment (Amandla!, August 18, 2012). “No event since the end of Apartheid sums up the shallowness of the transformation in this country like the Marikana massacre.”
– The Marikana mine workers massacre: a massive escalation in the war on the poor. By Ayanda Kota (San Francisco Bay View, August 18, 2012). “… violence at the Marikana mine shocked South Africa, where, in 2010, 1,769 people died as a result of police action or in police custody, an average of nearly five a day.” Links + video.
– South Africa’s mine massacre. By Bill Van Auken (World Socialist Web Site, 18 August 2012). “The massacre of striking platinum miners … has laid bare the irreconcilable conflict between the working class on the one hand and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the trade unions allied to it on the other.”
– Slaughter at South Africa’s Marikana mine: the bloody politics of platinum (Socialist Worker, Issue 2316, 18 August 2012). “Striking South African mineworkers were gunned down by police on Thursday. Charlie Kimber looks at events leading up to the massacre – and the business interests behind it.” + video.
– The left and South Africa’s crisis: an interview with Brian Ashley (Against the Current, Issue 160, September/October 2012). Brian Ashley is the editor of the South African journal AMANDLA!
– Social Movements in South Africa. By Zachary Levenson (Against the Current, Issue 160, September/October 2012)
– List of massacres in South Africa (Wikipedia.org)
– Tidslinjen 27. april 1994 om Sydafrika.
– Tidslinjen 8. januar 1912 om ANC.