Marikana Miners Win Wage Concessions as Wildcat Strikes Spread Across South Africa

Miners striking the Lonmin Platinum Mine in Marikana, South Africa won wage increases and returned to work.  Their success and the  massacre of 34 miners by government forces has lit a fire which has wildcat strikes spreading throughout the mining industry and beyond.  The Financial Times estimates 80,000 miners on strike and allAfrica.com is reporting another …

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Wikileaks founder Assange Speaks to United Nations

The Real News Network speaks with Michael Ratner, Julian Assange’s US Attorney and President Emeritus, Center for Constitutional Rights after Assange addressed the UN. His speech was delivered via satellite on Wednesday, September 26, from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and can be viewed in it’s entirety here.

Is the Arizona Border a War Zone?

The border wall, Sonora, Mexico

The Real News Network cuts through the hyperbole about spill over violence, travelling to the Arizona border with Mexico. Includes footage of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and interviews with Santa Cruz County Sherriff Tony Estrada and Maureen Meyer with Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA). More at The Real News