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Leadership of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) in prison
southern africa | repression / prisoners | news report Friday November 11, 2005 17:59 by Oread Daily
Marches were planned simultaneously for six main cities
"We are being held in a cell at Harare central (police station)," said ZACTU president Lovemore Matombo. "There are about 80 of us (here), including trade union leaders, ordinary citizens and women with children. We have just been gathered. We have not been told what charge we are facing," he said.
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Repression of anti-poverty movement continues in Zimbabwe 17:53 Fri 11 Nov 0 comments
Latest report from the demonstrations in Harare which have seen at least 120 jailings of anti-poverty activists.
Dozens arrested in Zimbabwe for fighting poverty 18:06 Thu 10 Nov 3 comments
8 0ct was a day of action against poverty. The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions declared a march against the poverty killing workers. 120 demonstrators were arrested in the city centre. Of the arrested about 20 are people living with HIV/AIDS and they are currently not accessing treatment.
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Zandile Mbarane is an activist from Mandela Park, Khayelitsha. That community has, since 1999, been faced with massive eviction battles, orchestrated by both banks and government, working together in a partnership called Servcon. From the end of 2001 onwards, the people of Mandela Park fought back, re-occupying houses and moving people back into Mandela Park from the areas they have been evicted to.
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This is a public statement by the People's United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO), the mainstream political opposition movement in Swaziland. We, the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Federation (ZACF) of southern Africa, also organise in Swaziland and support the pro-democracy movement, but agitate for it to go beyond the usual bourgeois betrayal and involve a destruction of the Swazi capitalist state and its replacement by decentralised popular assemblies of communities and producers. As the only revolutionary organisation in Swaziland, our members are among those who have suffered jail at the hands of the monarchist police, so our position is directly informed by personal experience.more >>
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