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Marikana: A lesson in late liberal democracy

August 22, 2012 Comments Off on Marikana: A lesson in late liberal democracy

Thirty-four miners were shot dead on August 16, 2012 by police at a mine outside Rustenburg, South Africa/Photo/ReutersThirty-four miners were shot dead by police at a mine outside Rustenburg, South Africa last week. The 3000 rock-drill operators, from a Lonmin owned platinum company, had been gathered on a hill for four days, demanding a wage increase from recalcitrant owners.

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