Blame Flies Over Police Massacre of 34 South African Miners
Coauthored with Bhaskar Sunkara.
Yesterday in Marikana, South Africa, at least 34 striking miners were shot dead by police and another 78 were wounded. The incident, which was caught on tape, occurred as police were attempting to clear striking miners from a hilltop outside of the Lonmin mine. In response to authorities firing stun grenades and tear gas, a number of miners began to charge. Without warning, dozens of officers opened fire with automatic weapons.