zimblog5.jpg  Members of the youth militia are accused of targeting teachers Two teachers have been killed and others have been severely beaten or abducted in Zimbabwe in the past week in the run up to the re-run of the election Education International together with unions from Swaziland, Botswana and South Africa have called for the violence to stop. Teachers are a particular target because they are seen by the leaders of the ruling Zanu-PF party as being some of the main supporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change. As in many countries, they also often acted as election officials in the last contested election. Amongst other actions against teachers was an attack on a women's empowerment workshop at the end of May when teachers were forced to flee. Education International has launched an urgent action appeal on behalf of teachers in Zimbabwe. Please go to their website for more details on this story and on how to respond to the appeal: www.ei-ie.org