Friday, October 23, 2015

10/26 - Miners Shot Down

Miners Shot Down
A film and panel discussion
Monday, October 26 at 7pm
YMCA of Greater Boston
316 Huntington Avenue

52 years after the world watched white apartheid police officers gun down Black people in the Sharpeville massacre, the world was once again shaken by another massacre: that of 34 Black mineworkers murdered by South African police under a government led by the African National Congress. Miners Shot Down follows the strike from day one, showing the courageous fight waged by a group of low-paid workers against the mining company Lonmin, the ANC government, and their allies in the National Union of Mineworkers.  With today’s Black Lives Matter Movement and the renewed international struggle for justice in Palestine, come for a discussion on the parallels and the lessons of this turning point in South African society, and the powerful struggle of these workers.


James Nichol, lawyer for the miners
Khury Petersen-Smith, co-author of the 2015 "Black Solidarity with Palestine" statement
Akunna Eneh, Boston Public Library, Professional Staff Association*

*affiliation listed for identification purposes only

Sponsored by the Boston International Socialist Organization and Northeastern Progressive Student Alliance

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