"Miners Shot Down" Screening In San Francisco

"Miners Shot Down" Screening In San Francisco

Police massacre of 34 striking Marikana miners
Saturday, July 5, 7:00 PM

ILWU 34, Ship Clerks Union
801 2nd St., SF next to AT&T Stadium LaborFest film showing
“Miners Shot Down”

Sunday, July 6, 2:00 PM

ILWU 10, Longshore Union
400 N. Point St./Mason, SF Special meeting with
NUMSA representative by Skype

“Bloody Thursday” July 5 commemorates the police murder of maritime workers in the 1934 Big Strike which provoked the San Francisco General Strike. All U.S. West Coast ports are shutdown to honor the 6 labor martyrs killed during the strike.

In 2012, at the Marikana mine in South Africa, 34 striking miners were massacred by police. ILWU Local 10 sent a letter of protest to the ANC-led government. a representative of (NUMSA), the largest union in that country will address workers by skip about the massacre and miners strike, the longest in South African history and the national metalworkers’ strike.

On July 1, both the South African metalworkers union and the ILWU longshore contracts expire. NUM- SA is preparing for a “full-blown strike” much like the maritime workers did in 1934. Now is the time for international labor solidarity.