top
San Francisco
San Francisco
Indybay
Indybay
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Indybay
Regions
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
Topics
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
View other events for the week of 5/21/2015
Police Terror from Marikana, South Africa to the US, with Dinga Sikwebu, NUMSA
Date Thursday May 21
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
ILWU Local 10 Henry Schmidt Room 400 North Point St. @ Mason San Francisco
Event Type Other
Organizer/Author
Police Terror from Marikana, South Africa to the US

Presentation By Dinga Sikwebu, Education Director of NUMSA, the National Union Of Metal Workers South Africa


Thursday May 21, 2015
7:00 PM

ILWU Local 10
Henry Schmidt Room
400 North Point St. @ Mason
San Francisco

Transportation: Street car F, MUNI bus 47, 8, 88


When ILWU Local 10 stopped work on May 1, 2015 to protest police terror from Ferguson to Baltimore to the Bay Area, it received a statement of solidarity from the National Union Of Metal Workers of South Africa. NUMSA is the largest and most militant union in South Africa representing 350,000 workers including not only metal workers but also dockworkers and airline workers.

Continuing privatization and deregulation has caused increased impoverishment in the black townships and rural areas. The 2012 massacre of striking mineworkers in Marikana by police of the ANC government was the catalyst for NUMSA to call for a United Front to begin the process of uniting the working class and oppressed and the formation of an independent workers party. NUMSA has also fought the recent bloody attacks against migrant workers in South Africa that has led to many deaths.

Dinga Sikwebu is the NUMSA Director of Education and has been involved in the formation of this United Front. He will be visiting ILWU Local 10 in San Francisco and speaking about his union’s experience and the lessons of their struggles. This is important not only for South African workers but US working people who also face police terror and similar attacks on their wages, jobs and workers rights.


Sponsored by ILWU Local 10
Endorsed by Transport Workers Solidarity Committee
www.transportworkers.org
For information: (510) 384-9561
ilwu-numsa_may_2015.pdf_600_.jpg
Added to the calendar on Sunday May 17th, 2015 9:17 PM
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

donate now

$ 117.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network