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SOLIDARITY WITH THE LONMIN PLATINUM MINEWORKERS

by CPSA(M-L) - COMMNUNIST PARTY OF SOUTH AFRICA (M-L), 20 August 2012

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CPSA(M-L)

SOLIDARITY WITH THE LONMIN PLATINUM MINEWORKERS

 

The communist Party of South Africa (Marxist – Leninist) wishes to express its disgust at the massacre and wanton killing of the striking mine workers who were mowed down by the heavy machine guns of the neo-colonial government police. This happened without provocation at all. The response of the government officials is typical of all governments whose regimes are at the service of monopoly capital and imperialism. Those who proclaim to be leaders of workers were the first to beg the police to arrest the striking workers calling them criminals. In the whole history of struggles it is a known fact that police have never solved the problems of the masses but instead exacerbate the situation whenever it intervenes. The end result of police intervention is the massacre and maiming of the striking mineworkers.

Like the old apartheid regime the present neo-apartheid government does not care about the lives and livelihood of the workers. Every right thinking person knows that the workers in Marikana Lonmin Platinum Mine have been betrayed and that no amount of lies will change that. In the final analysis the system of capitalism must be overthrown and be replaced by a new social order of socialism. This is the only tribute that will make the bones of these martyrs of workers to rest in peace in their graves. We bow our heads uncovered and swear that their death shall not be vain.

We fully support the genuine demands of the workers for which they laid down their lives and we call on all mine workers and all workers in all industries to rally together and stand in solidarity with the striking workers guided by the motto: “an injury to one is an injury to all”. Let the people stand in support of the striking mine workers because their demands are genuine. To the families of the militant workers we express our sincere and heartfelt condolences.

Now this is the time for the workers of South Africa to come in big numbers to join and strengthen the Communist Party of South Africa (Marxist-Leninist). Only through the CPSA(M-L) guidance will the workers realize the need to unite an exercise the solidarity support amongst themselves. The workers unity is the only strong weapon for them to defeat their enemies.

The CPSA(M-L) together with other m-l parties and organizations of the world will be able to mobilize workers world-wide to fight hand in hand to defeat imperialism which is the cause of destruction of the international working class.

Workers of all countries unite and the struggle continues!

cpsaml@pnetmail.co.za

 

Petition for the release of the detained Lonmin Platinum Mineworkers

We, the people of South Africa are calling for immediately release of the Lonmin Platinum Mineworkers, who were in detention in Rustenburg. The struggle of these workers was genuine because they were demanding wage increase since they were getting little wages although they are working under severe conditions. There was no need of killing and detaining the mineworkers. It is only the mine bosses ploy of trying to avoid the wage increase demanded by mine workers.

 

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