George Bonono
Case against leaders of South Africa’s shack-dwellers movement dropped and other stories

Today we look at the dismissal of charges against leaders of Abahlali baseMjondolo, the strike by trade unions in Haiti to protest social and economic insecurity, and more

Charges against leaders of Shack Dwellers’ movement in South Africa dropped

Seven months after making the first round of arrests and failing to produce any evidence, the charges against all AbM members have been dropped, similar to previous cases persecuting its militants.

Trial of Abahlali baseMjondolo militants continues despite crumbling case

The proceedings in the case against Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM) militants Mqapheli George Bonono, Siniko Miya and Maphiwe Gasela will continue on Monday. Just last week, in a related matter, three AbM members were released after the case against them was dropped

Prison is a university for activists, says Abahlali’s George Bonono who was released on bail

George Bonono spoke to Peoples Dispatch about the conditions in prison and reminisced about the struggles of the shack-dwellers movement’s eKhenana occupation.

Bail plea hearing of Abahlali’s George Bonono postponed; movement calls charges a pack of lies

Shack-dwellers movement Abahlali baseMjondolo has claimed that the state is buying time by seeking postponements as it has no evidence against George Bonono and two other members accused of conspiring to commit murder 

Israeli forces attack Palestinian protests against bombing of Gaza and other stories

Today we look at the historic general strike held by Palestinians, the continued persecution of Abahlali baseMjondolo members, and more

Global cry to demand release of South African activists

Leaders from Abahlali baseMjondolo were imprisoned and slapped with serious charges on May 4 in what activists call a politically motivated farce

Abahlali baseMjondolo celebrates 15 years of revolutionary struggle for land, housing and dignity

The shack dwellers’ movement of South Africa, marked 15 years of struggle for land, housing and dignity on October 4. It held a seminar, Sifike kanjani la? (How did we get to where we are?) and, the following day, relaunched the eKhenana branch of the movement.

South African security personnel demolish two settlements housing poor urban families

“Not only did the authorities demolish the shacks, but also poured kerosene and burnt the belongings our people had left behind. They came later in the evening to find all their possessions burnt down,” said George Bonono of Abahlali baseMjondolo

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