Monday, May 31, 2010


Swaziland Independence Day is being targeted for a global day of action to press for democratic reforms in the kingdom.

A ‘Global Swazi Democracy March’ (GSDM) will be held inside Swaziland on 6 – 8 September 2010 with 6 September (Independence Day of Swaziland) as the Global day of action.

A joint meeting of the Swaziland and South Africa chapters of the Swaziland Democracy Campaign (SDC) called on the global trade union movement to declare it ‘a day of global action and mobilize all workers to act in solidarity throughout the world’.

SDC said, ‘This shall no longer be about just a march, but a comprehensive plan to cover visits to specific areas of political interest in order to expose the world to the real side of Swaziland that tourists are never told about.’

SDC is also targeting a number of international meetings to draw attention to the undemocratic kingdom of Swaziland. These include the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) heads of State summit in Namibia in August; the International Labor Organization conference in June; the Commonwealth Heads of States summit in Australia in November and the UN General Assembly in September.

For more information on this and other activities in the SDC campaign click here.

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