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Marikana massacre [part 4]

The Farlam Commission is part of the capitalist instruments of violence against the masses The Farlam Commission lists as a central theme: ‘The Commission is of the view that the first „game changer‟ was another decision by the strikers, to enforce the unprotected strike by violence and Intimidation.’ (p512). In other...

Marikana massacre [part 3]

The NUM officials were well aware the RDO’s at Lonmin were underpaid but signed a two year agreement with Lonmin, where they were the sole bargaining union, which excluded addressing the wage demands of the RDO’s. This agreement was due to last until late in 2013. The NUM leaders...

Marikana massacre [part 2]

The police claim that the original plan was to roll out the barb wire all at once, early in the morning and then surround and disperse the few strikers who had come to the koppie.   By Workers International Vanguard Party The police claimed the one set of barbed wire was...

On the Farlam Commission report and the Marikana massacre

The leadership of the SACP, NUM, Cosatu and the ANC would have us believe that the striking mineworkers at Marikana were ‘violent’, that they were thugs. The Farlam Commission report, limited as it is, shows the contrary. By Workers International Vanguard Party Despite the political manipulation of the conclusions of the Farlam...

South Africa: the wheels are loosening

A few years ago, an important leader of the ANC (African National Congress) said, “I fear the wheels are coming off”, referring to the economic and political situation of South Africa. He was right, and the wheels continue to loosen. Throughout these years, in general terms, we may say...

Zimbabwe: The Dictator has fallen, but not the Dictatorship!

The result announced by Zimbabwe´s electoral commission (ZEC) affirms that even after Mugabe´s fall the regime is still a dictatorship. The discontent of the working class continuous growing. By: Américo Gomes Even with a millionaire campaign, a dictatorial legislation, the control of the process, and troops in the streets, the candidate...

The Crisis of the Central African Republic

The region of the current Central African Republic has been populated for millenniums. However, the French government and other imperialist countries built the frontiers artificially and enslaved the population for agricultural work, particularly coffee and cotton plantations, and ivory and diamond extraction. By Américo Gomes.   Due to forced exploitation, the...

General Strike in South Africa

Several cities in Sout Africa participate of the General Strike called by the South-African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA,) both independent from the government of the CNA. The strike was strongly supported by popular organizations like Abahlali baseMjondolo. By Americo...

Issue 19 of the International Courier – Black Africa – available!

 We proudly present this new edition of International Courier dedicated to Black Africa. In the IWL webpage, (https://litci.org/en/) we have published several articles on countries of this continent. However, it has been many years (even decades) since our organization and the Morenist current has not published any material on...

Facing Protests, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Resigns

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, submitted his resignation two weeks ago, amid large protests against his government and a state of emergency decreed by him since October 2016. By Américo Gomes.   The protests in the second most populated country in Africa (102 million inhabitants,) with more than ten million people suffering...

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