Solidarity with South Africa’s miners

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters:

Solidarity with South Africa’s miners

Photo by David M'Oto for News & Letters

Photo by David M’Oto for News & Letters

Oakland, Calif.—On Aug. 24, 100 activists converged on Oscar Grant Plaza to express solidarity with the South African miners’ struggle in Marikana and outrage over the police slaughter of 34 striking workers at Lonmin Platinum Mine there. Signs read: “This Was Not An Aberration” and “Capitalism Requires Violence.” A banner declared “Workers’ Lives Worth More Than Platinum.”

—David M’Oto

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