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From: The Socialist issue No headline set, 19 August 2013:

Search site for keywords: South Africa - Marikana - Consciousness - Capitalist - Africa - ANC

One year after the Marikana massacre

On 16 August 2012, at Marikana, a bloody line was drawn in South Africa's political sand when police shot dead 34 workers and wounded 78.

The few seconds of the massacre that were shown on TV tore down decades of carefully nurtured illusions about the ANC government and the capitalist state.

A year later, a mining bosses' offensive against jobs and worker rights is gathering pace. With the lessons of Marikana imprinted on the consciousness of millions of workers and youth, the scene it set for further mighty upheavals centred on the mining industry.

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