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Illegal evictions sully Mandela’s legacy

Just when Mandela has passed, the African National Congress is not even ashamed of the lives the poor are living, or the fact that the residents of Cato Crest will spend Christmas on the street. Continue reading

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Deadly South African evictions

Deadly South African evictions Continue reading

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Abahlali: ‘Our Movement is Under Attack’

The evictions in Cato Crest started as ethnic evictions. They are now political evictions. The war on our movement is a war on democracy. We urge the media to rush to Cato Crest now. Continue reading

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Past time to stop rape in South Africa

We do not believe that the state is taking the rape and murder of Thandiswa Qubuda seriously. The state holds poor people in contempt. We are just voting fodder to them. We are not human beings to them. It is clear that the leadership in the struggle against rape will have to come from below. It is time for real action against rape. Continue reading

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From South Africa: Hunger games real for unemployed

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: From South Africa Hunger games real for unemployed Capetown, South Africa—During the Christmas break we received the most shocking news from KwaZulu-Natal. The provincial traffic department advertised 90 positions for trainee … Continue reading

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South African miners

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: World in View South African miners by Gerry Emmett The Marikana platinum mine massacre of 34 miners, near Rustenburg, South Africa, has outraged the revolutionary working class. (See statement of Abahlali … Continue reading

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South Africa Marikana mine massacre

From the new September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: South Africa Marikana mine massacre Marikana, South Africa–Aug. 18: It’s now two days after the brutal, heartless and merciless cold bloodbath of 45 Marikana mine workers by the South African … Continue reading

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