Tag Archives: Jacob Zuma

South Africans: don’t vote for messiahs!

From UPM: The formation of the Black Consciousness Movement in this country was a realization by Black people that we could no longer stand and be spectators of the game we are supposed to be playing. This election season continues to demonstrate the relevance of Biko’s teachings. 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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Solidarity with South Africa’s miners

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: Solidarity with South Africa’s miners 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 … 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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