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Meeting to Organize a Committee to Support South African Miners

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Meeting to Organize a Committee to Support South African Miners
 
      Event:  Organizing Meeting for a Committee to Support South African Miners
        Date:  Thursday, August 30, 2012
       Time:  6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Meeting Room B,
                        Iowa City Public Library
                        123 South Linn St. 

           On August 16th, 34 platinum miners at Marikana were brutality shot down and killed by the South African police (SACP) under the direction of the ruling capitalist African National Congress (ANC).  Over 78 were wounded and many remain detained.  The striking miners are organized as the African Miners Construction Union (AMCU) and were a breakaway union from the National Union of Miners (NUM) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU).  The impoverished miners are struggling  for better pay from the Lonmin corporation. 

           Oakland, CA recently organized a solidarity rally for the miners.  What is desperately needed is to mobilize workers and all the oppressed in defense of the South African workers.  We hope to build a democratic committee composed of organizations and individuals  to organize united front solidarity actions for the miners.

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