INTERNATIONAL PETITION FOR SOLIDARITY WITH SOUTHAFRICAN MINEWORKERS
We condemn the brutal massacre of Marikana miners by the police
We workers and union activists strongly condemn the massacre of Marikana platinum miners in South Africa by the police on august 16th. This was a shear barbarity and a crime against humanity. This was clear massacre of defenceless workers who just demanded a wage increase. All evidences point to a pre planned bloody attack on the strikers by the police and employer, and no excuses justify this act of brutality against workers. We call upon all international workers and trade unionist and all people of the world to protest and condemn this barbarity by the South African police and employers. We declare that:
1- The identity ...
of all the murdered miners should be publicized as soon as possible. All arrested workers and protesters must be released immediately.
2- All authorities and individuals who were in any level involved in this mass killing from decision making to organizing and shooting; should be put on trial in a public court.
3- The miners and families of all the victims should have access to free legal defense and jurisdiction consults during this trial.
4- All families of the victims should immediately receive financial support in a reasonable standard for whole their lives
5- All injured miners should have access to free and high standard medical treatment and should receive their full wage until they are completely recovered.
6- Marikana platinum miners were demanding wage rise when they were brutally attacked by the police. This mass killing shouldn’t overshadow miners’ wage demand. We support marikna miner’ wage rise.
7- We undersigned declare the day of miners’ mass killing as International day of protest against Capitalism’s barbarity against workers of the world. We call upon all trade unions, workers and humanists of the world to stand by this demand and encourage their organizations’ to officially ratify this demand.
Shahla Daneshfar – Co-ordinator of International Labour Solidarity Committee-Iran
Bahram Soroush: speaker of Co-ordinator of International Labour Solidarity Committee-Iran
Pascal Decamp: the Union of French C.G.T
Anna Hiss: member of unemployed union -Lyon, France
Göran Gustavsson: from Municipal Workers Union of Sweden (Kommunal)
Masoud Arjang: union of Vancouver
Yadi Koohi: member of unemployed workers in Lyon, France
Arsalan Nazeri contact person in Australia of International Labour Solidarity Committee-Iran Visa mer
his is a crucial question of international workers solidarity