Reprise partielle de l’activité dans la mine sud-africaine de Marikana

En Afrique du sud, plus de 250 mineurs ont été présentés ce lundi devant la justice après les violences de ces derniers jours à la mine de Marikana. Ils ont été placés en détention provisoire. Des dizaines de femmes étaient venues manifester leur soutien.

Les grévistes ont arrêté le travail depuis une dizaine de jours pour réclamer une augmentation de salaires de la part de Lonmin, l’entreprise qui exploite la mine. Le mouvement a dégénéré en affrontements d’abord entre groupes de mineurs puis avec les forces de l’ordre.

“Ce qui s’est passé, commente Simon Scott, un des responsables de Lonmin, c’est qu’une grève illégale était organisée. Certains employés ont choisi de ne pas venir travailler. Les choses se sont rapidement envenimées, avec des violences telles qu’une intervention de la police était nécessaire”.

Jeudi, les forces ont tiré sur les grévistes. Bilan: au moins 34 morts. Du jamais vu en terme de violence depuis la fin de l’apartheid en 1994. Cela a créé un émoi dans tout le pays. “Les policiers se sont mal comportés, affirme Isaac Moleele, un homme qui habite les environs de la mine de Marikana. Ils n‘étaient pas censés tuer des gens. Ils auraient dû utiliser d’abord des gaz lacrymogènes”.

L’activité a repris ce lundi matin à Marikana, mais avec seulement un tiers des ouvriers. La direction de la mine avait pourtant fixé un ultimatum aux grévistes. Un ultimatum finalement reporté de 24 heures. Quant aux négociations sur les salaires, elles n’ont toujours pas abouti.

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The capitalistic and imperialistic system and its systematic aims: profit and power over others, still dominates our world and not the aims of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as 1948 agreed! After the world-economic-crisis after 1929 and the following World-War the world hat decided with agreeing the Universal Declaration of Human rights, to create a new world order; conflicts should be solved with peaceful means, not nations and their power, but the dignity of human beings around the world should be the aim of the policies and the economy, of every state and the community of states. But soon after the end of the war, when the victims and destruction were forgotten, all continued as before, with all risks, we had seen before. The split in rich an poor is getting bigger and bigger. We also overuse our global environment already, even if the big majority of mankind still lives in poverty! We are not victims, this world is men-made and be changed from men and women! It will be possible, if those, who do not want or serve (because of system-pressure) profits first, but want for themselves and everybody a life in human dignity unite and develop in a global base-democratic movement a common vision for our world, and learn, how to make this vision real. We need for it a big empowerment of many, many common men and women and their activities. Our chances are because of new communication technologies, of common languages, of the level of education and the mixture of people from different backgrounds better then ever. The occupy-movement is a good start for such a global movement. We support it and try to contribute to its success! We choose news and make comments and so try to unite people for an Occupy-Think-Tank: Its tasks: creating a news-network, self-education, working on global-reform programs and learning to organize projects for those, who are suffering. Join us, so that we can build teams for these aims for all subjects and countries as a base for the unification. We have Wan(n)Fried(en) in our name, because it means When peace and it is a modification of the name of the town our base is, in Wanfried, a small town in the middle of Germany, where we can use a former factory for our activities. Our telefon: 0049-5655-924981, mobil: 0171-9132149, email: occupy-think-tank@gmx.de
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