Namibian Teachers demonstrating last Week The Namibian government has been granted an injunction by the High Court to remove striking teachers  The teachers, who are taking part in an unofficial strike which is rapidly spreading around the country, are demanding that their union leaders finish negotiations for a living wage. The talks have been dragging on for two years and meantime teachers are living in shacks because they cannot afford accommodation on their meagre salaries. As part of their struggle, teachers occupied the Government Office Park - they have now been ordered to leave but have voted overwhelmingly to continue, saying that the order interferes with their right to freedom of association. Many pupils have joined the striking teachers, one told the All Africa website: "We are marching to the regional education office to pass on the message that we want our teachers to be paid and to come back and teach." In a worrying development, the Prime Minister of Namibia, Nahas Angula, reportedly made a veiled threat to the teachers when he suggested that they should go back to work or face the police and likened the situation to that in the Marikana mine in South Africa where 34 striking miners were recently massacred by the police.  This is how he was reported in the Namibian Sun: “If they continue with the illegal strike, I guess it will be a matter between them and the police.We recently saw the events of Marikana in South Africa where demonstrators had a run-in with the police and the police eventually used force that got many killed. I hope our situation does not reach such heights.” Please post messages of solidarity on the teachersolidarity website until an emial address for messages in Namibia is available.