Africa

Congo: Fraud confirmed

The “National Independent Electoral Committee” (CENI) announced the official results of the presidential elections in the Republic of Congo: surprisingly Felix Tshiesekedi, of the opposition “Union for Democracy and Social Progress” (UDPS), won with 38,5%. By Americo Gomes. Another candidate of the bourgeoisie supported by imperialist sectors, Martin Fayulu, from...

Sudanese government rocked by country wide uprising

Demonstrations across the world against President Omar Al Bashir The regime must go – End the genocide Unions and social movements must support this struggle! Martin Ralph International Socialist League The Sudanese people are rising up Omar Al Bashir’s genocidist government across the whole of the country. Hundreds have been killed in over 150...

Struggle for free education in South Africa: student is killed

There is a long history of student activism in South Africa. Students were part of the fight against apartheid. For many years, students have protested against the university fees, which prevent students from working class families from attending university. For example, the fees for a year at the University...

Sudanese government rocked by country wide uprising

Demonstrations across the world against President Omar Al Bashir Bashir and the regime must go - End the genocide Unions and social movements must support this struggle! Martin Ralph - International Socialist League The Sudanese people are rising up Omar Al Bashir’s genocidist government across the whole of the country. Hundreds have been...

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...

News

Specials