This looks at why the working class should not vote in the upcoming elections in South Africa.
Footsoldiers in a social war: the police, crime and inequality in South Africa - Christopher McMichael
Christopher McMichael on policing, the 'war on crime' and state repression in South Africa.
This article is from the mainstream press in South Africa. But it gives a good enough account of the large protest (thousands of people) that Abahlali baseMjondolo were able to organise in Durban yesterday despite two assassinations, death threats and relentless (illegal) evictions of their members at the Marikana Land Occupation in Cato Crest, Durban.
A short article arguing that the debate around the state's refusal to carry the legal costs of Marikana mine workers reflects a retreat into the politics of reconciliation.