Statement of CPSA(ML) about the 
striking mineworkers in the 
platinum-mine in Rustenburg 

Communist Party of South Africa (Marxist-Leninist) - CPSA (ML) 17.08.2012


The workers involved in an strike are 16 000. They are demanding wages of 12 000 Rand per month. Currently they are getting 5000 Rand per month.
Due to the refusal of the mine bosses to give them 12 000 Rand per month they went on strike.
This workers are organized by two tradeunions, one is the national miners workers (NUM) afiliate of COSATU another one is AMCOR afiliate of NACTU.
NUM officials were not in favour of the strike, as such the workers were divided, some workers went back to the mine to start their duties.
The workers who were on strike started to fight those who went back to work.
As a result of the fight amongst workers two workers were killed.
NUM together with the mine bosses called the police to intervene. As a result of the police intervention more than 30 people died. Among those who died two policemen were involved.
The situation is very tense even now there is a confrontation between the workers, the police and the mine bosses.
CPSA(ML), member of ICOR is pledging solidarity with the mine workers in Rustenburg and condemned the brutally killing of mine workers by the police.

Statement of CPSA(ML) about the

striking mineworkers in the

platinum-mine in Rustenburg


Communist Party of South Africa (Marxist-Leninist) - CPSA (ML) 17.08.2012

The workers involved in an strike are 16 000. They are demanding wages of 12 000 Rand per month. Currently they are getting 5000 Rand per month.

Due to the refusal of the mine bosses to give them 12 000 Rand per month they went on strike.

This workers are organized by two tradeunions, one is the national miners workers (NUM) afiliate of COSATU another one is AMCOR afiliate of NACTU.

NUM officials were not in favour of the strike, as such the workers were divided, some workers went back to the mine to start their duties.

The workers who were on strike started to fight those who went back to work.

As a result of the fight amongst workers two workers were killed.

NUM together with the mine bosses called the police to intervene. As a result of the police intervention more than 30 people died. Among those who died two policemen were involved.

The situation is very tense even now there is a confrontation between the workers, the police and the mine bosses.

CPSA(ML), member of ICOR is pledging solidarity with the mine workers in Rustenburg and condemned the brutally killing of mine workers by the police.

The Spanish Miners

The Spanish Miners

Million Miners form a power!
Since July struggles of miners all around the world are developing. Million miners are involved in those fighting for better working conditions, higher wages and against official reprimands for demonstrating against actions of entrepeneurs and governments.
In 2013 during spring-time there is going to be the International Conference of Miners. This Conference can be a very important step for revolutionizing of the international class struggle. Lots of miners from all over the world will be able to exchange experiences, to connect and learn from eachother, to organize international practicable solidarity and to coordinate the implementation of the resolutions made by themselves.
The aim of the miners written down in 2008 when the last International Conference of Miners took place - freeing all resources from exploitation and repression - of course did not change. But more than ever the miners strive to achieve their common purpose.
On that account the ICOR (International coordination of Revolutionary Parties and Organizations) supports the miners and their conference as good as possible. 
Long live international solidarity!
Keep it up miners!
Do not stop struggling for a world without exploitation and repression, do not stop struggling for socialism!
According to the picture: Analogously the book’s title in English is: “Dawn of the International Socialist Revolution”. There will be translations in English, Spanish, French, etc. It was written by Stefan Engel, the leader of the MLPD (Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany). The “Dawn…” offers interesting facts and ideas about the strategy and tactic of the international socialist revolution. The book is based on his previous book called “Götterdämmerung über der ‘neuen Weltordnung’: Die Neuorganisation der internationalen Produktion (eng.: “Twilight of the gods of the ‘new world order’: The Reorganization of the international Production”). It deals with an all-embracing analysis about the so called “globalization”.

Million Miners form a power!

Since July struggles of miners all around the world are developing. Million miners are involved in those fighting for better working conditions, higher wages and against official reprimands for demonstrating against actions of entrepeneurs and governments.

In 2013 during spring-time there is going to be the International Conference of Miners. This Conference can be a very important step for revolutionizing of the international class struggle. Lots of miners from all over the world will be able to exchange experiences, to connect and learn from eachother, to organize international practicable solidarity and to coordinate the implementation of the resolutions made by themselves.

The aim of the miners written down in 2008 when the last International Conference of Miners took place - freeing all resources from exploitation and repression - of course did not change. But more than ever the miners strive to achieve their common purpose.

On that account the ICOR (International coordination of Revolutionary Parties and Organizations) supports the miners and their conference as good as possible. 

Long live international solidarity!

Keep it up miners!

Do not stop struggling for a world without exploitation and repression, do not stop struggling for socialism!

According to the picture: Analogously the book’s title in English is: “Dawn of the International Socialist Revolution”. There will be translations in English, Spanish, French, etc. It was written by Stefan Engel, the leader of the MLPD (Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany). The “Dawn…” offers interesting facts and ideas about the strategy and tactic of the international socialist revolution. The book is based on his previous book called “Götterdämmerung über der ‘neuen Weltordnung’: Die Neuorganisation der internationalen Produktion (eng.: “Twilight of the gods of the ‘new world order’: The Reorganization of the international Production”). It deals with an all-embracing analysis about the so called “globalization”.