In South Africa, Police Fire on Striking Mineworkers

The horrific images and the carnage reminded many of the events that took place during South Africa's apartheid era.

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The horrific images and the carnage reminded many of the events that took place during South Africa’s apartheid era.

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edyf
edyf

 well its sad to know that most of those workers will return to work, after such atrocities. Divided you fall united you stand strong. Africans need a strong social safety net...just dont go to work cuz u know they havent invented machinery yet to replace human labor...NOT UNTIL WORKERS TERMS ARE MET. Or let them fly chinesse worker over the atlantic lol. Cant believe you shot on people demanding salary raises. We need to take a few pages off the Islandics book during the recent financial crises.May all those 34 souls rest in peace!!!

valmach
valmach

The structure of the apartheid-era economy has remained largely intact," 

"The time has come to do something more drastic towards political  transformation and freedom," Mandela made a mistake when he did not call for complete transfer of wealth back to the people and Zuma is a mistake.. The only way forward is for all Black South Africans to arm themselves and take their country back from the White Minority..  Racism: A History [2007] - 1/3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Beverley Sparrow O'Flynn
Beverley Sparrow O'Flynn

Again, you will listen to Jacob Zuma, the man who took a shower after raping a woman with AIDS so he would not catch the disease, the same man who sang songs about killing boers at ANC meetings? Do realize that racism runs both ways, and this had nothing to do with the colour of anyones skin

Garzhad
Garzhad

Valmach is the type that sees things in black and white only; black is good, and white is evil, in all it's forms. They think they are somehow completely innocent, and that they are incapable of racism themselves, that they are somehow 'special' and above such things.

They are wrong.

valmach
valmach

Do yourself a favor BSOF... get an education before you jump into grown up conversations - Hyperbole about an ignorant puppet (Zuma)and his sordid evil life is not the root cause the African Tragedy.. 

The Colure of Racism -- 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Garzhad
Garzhad

The root cause of the African Tragedy is the Africans themselves. Your beloved ANC leaders became just like the old 'white oppressors' once they got a taste of true power; the absence or presence of whites ultimately means very little in the grand scheme of things.

Even if all 'whites' moved out of SA it would still be the den of corruption and inequality it is now, if not more so; you will simply be enslaved by your Own people instead, just as you were in the past.

tma_sierrahills
tma_sierrahills

"The horrific images and the carnage reminded many of the events that took place during South Africa’s apartheid era."

Oh brother. Here's a pat on the head and a silver dollar from your masters, the Tolerance Police. Now it is open season on whites, including many rapes of their children and being hacked apart with machetes--valuable magical white body parts--and of course the world media is AWOL.

Ron Bockman
Ron Bockman

The accompanying photo looks like it was taken in Philadelphia

Justapooorpeddler
Justapooorpeddler

Life is cheap. So what! kill 30, 50, 100, 1000 the wealthy always win. They don’t and will not share the fruits of the miners labor. It is a rerun of America Circa 1930s and will happen again as the wealthy squeeze the middle for more and more. Greed has no boundary. As Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village was once the scene of public execution it will one day be the venue and end of the robber barons that are destroying our precious republic. This is just one mans humble opnion but mark the day, I will be proven correct.

Ron Bockman
Ron Bockman

"Life is cheap. So what! kill 30, 50, 100, 1000" Good idea

valmach
valmach

Our Dead amp; Their Dead - 

The next time our 'fair and balanced' media tell us that graphic images of dead Americans cannot be shown because they are too sensitive for viewers and out of respect for the families of the deceased, remember how proudly and eagerly they showed us graphic images of dead south African miners?

valmach
valmach

 Black people under assault - around the world - Disenfranchisement in America, Murder in Broad Daylight in S.A.  by Racist Boer/Dutch cops.. Like Joe said . they want to put "Y'all Back In Chains"

Marie-Louise
Marie-Louise

It was black police killing black people. The police chief is black as well. It wasn't "Racist Boer/Dutch cops". Get the facts. Here is a picture. Stop feeling sorry for yourself amp; feel sorry for all the innocent people who have been killed. http://world.time.com/2012/08/... 

JohnMarais
JohnMarais

 I think you should look at the video, mostly African cops, I think you are the racist here!

valmach
valmach

 to another stupid person.. 

I have got fotos too.. 

http://www.reuters.com/article... an Education... Racism: A History [2007] - 1/3http://www.youtube.com/watch?...... 

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Garzhad
Garzhad

 It's spelled 'photos'. And your links are completely irrelevant to the tragedy. Striking black miners attacked and brutally murdered 2 black officers and were summarily shot down(by other black officers, I might add)

Take your moronic racism somewhere appropriate, like a blank panther rally or something.

Beverley Sparrow O'Flynn
Beverley Sparrow O'Flynn

I am a South African citizen, and the news over here has even stated that the riot was violent and the lives of the MOSTLY BLACK police officers were threatened. Please do not assume it was racist, it was a violent protest brought on by miners, and handled by the police. Had the miners been white you would say nothing at all.

6Zincstop9
6Zincstop9

Don't be ignorant… the cops are 90% black, as pictured. The 2 policemen that were killed were hacked to pieces with machet's by the strikers. If you people had any idea how evil and corrupt the anc is, you would no longer support them.

South African citizen.