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New Book Exposes Violent Role of U.S. Trained Paramilitaries in Haiti

Haiti’s brutal army was disbanded in 1995, yet armed and uniformed paramilitaries, with no government affiliation, occupy former army bases today. President Michel Martelly, who...

New Strike Hits South African Gold Mine

Operators of a South African gold mine negotiated with about 15,000 striking workers Monday after they walked off the job the night before, a...

South African Miners Descend On Platinum Mine as Protests Spread

A large group of striking South African miners braved the scorching Rustenburg sun to protest at the entrance to Lonmin's Eastern Platinum mine on...

Case of Missing Black Boy From South Carolina Falls by Wayside

Despite detectives’ pleas to national media, the disappearance of an 18-month-old Black baby boy has yet to grab the widespread attention given to other...

South Africa: A Tale of Two Worlds – Sun City and...

In a few weeks, the platinum industry's leading lights will be at one of the industry's biggest conferences not very far from Marikana. Planned...

More South African Miners Shot as Unrest Spreads

Mine unrest is spreading across South Africa as police and security guards fired rubber bullets and tear gas Monday at sacked gold miners demonstrating...

Officer Involved in Chavis Carter Death Returns to Work

One of two Arkansas police officers placed on paid administrative leave after Chavis Carter was fatally shot while handcuffed in their patrol car is...

South Africa: Police Torture Takes Centre Stage

The news that the South African police are assaulting miners arrested in connection with demonstrations at Marikana should not surprise us, says a Wits...

Autopsies Show Marikana Miners Were Shot in the Back

Police would not comment on Monday morning regarding reported allegations that workers killed during the Marikana massacre were fleeing from police. "We can not comment...

South African Platinum Miners Strike Spreads

The strike by thousands of South African platinum miners, which led to the police massacre of 34 workers August 16 at Lonmin’s Marikana mine,...

South African Miners Down Tools as Industrial Unrest Spreads

Unrest among South African miners is spreading, after strikes at a Lonmin mine last week resulted in the police massacre of 34 striking miners. About 500 workers at the nearby...

South African Miners Defiant in Face of Government, Company Threats

Four days after 34 of their coworkers were massacred by heavily armed police, striking South African miners defied a company ultimatum to return to...

South African Govt Gives Lip Service to Striking Miners

In the wake of the shocking police massacre last week that left 34 striking miners, the Jacob Zuma's government has ordered the platinum mining...

South African Bloodbath Exposes Economic Frustration

Discontent has been brewing for months in South Africa's mining industry. What started with a demand for higher wages ended on Thursday in a...

Grieving Lonmin Miners Won’t Budge Amid Company Threats

South African President Jacob Zuma has declared a week of mourning starting on Monday following the brutal killing of 34 miners by police last...

Life On a South African Mine, Decades of Squalor

From scrawny dogs wandering shanties to pit toilets, workers at South Africa's tragedy-hit Marikana platinum mine still live in miserable conditions 18 years after...
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