Archive for June 20th, 2012

DIGITALISING POVERTY IN LINDEN

Natural Black – Revolution

DIGITALISING POVERTY IN LINDEN           

By Ewalt Ainsworth              06 19 2012

The only love the residents of Linden can expect this year is from the hoses of the water cannons as the Police Force, in concert with the Home Affairs Ministry, intensifies training of young recruits to pour irritants on the innocent.

Both banks and flanks of the mining community are resisting efforts by the PPP to digitalise their poverty.  Instead Lindeners are calling for a rational approach and community efforts in getting access to clean water, health services, schools and equipment, cheap food, maintaining of roads and a laundry list of other social issues.  Jobs seem to be the most important feature on their list of demands and storming them with water cannons seems to be a form of domestic terrorism and diluted apartheid.      Continue reading