Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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History: 70th anniversary of the assasination of Leon Trotsky

History: 70th anniversary of the assasination of Leon Trotsky Coming mass revolts will see workers and youth look to Trotsky’s ideas Peter Taaffe, General Secretary Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales) Seventy years ago the greatest living revolutionary of the time, Leon Trotsky, was murdered by Josef Stalin’s hit man Ramon Mercader. There had been a number of failed previous

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General Strike to support public sector workers

South Africa: Government threatens right to strike… General Strike to support public sector workers For class independence and workers unity! Cosatu out of the Tripartite Alliance Now! Build a Mass Workers Party on a Socialist Programme Pamphlet issued by the Democratic Socialist movement (CWI South Africa) A week into the public sector strike and it has become abundantly clear that

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South Africa: 1.3 million public servants in one-day warning strike

South Africa: 1.3 million public servants in one-day warning strike Longer strike may follow after negotiations on Thursday Liv Shange, Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM – CWI in South Africa) Approximately 20,000 workers marched in Tshwane and 15,000 in Cape Town on Tuesday, 10 August, as 1.3 million public sector workers, organised in the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu)

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G20

G20 From stimulus to austerity at dizzying speed The G20 meeting in Toronto of the leaders of the main capitalist governments of the world demonstrated a complete incapacity to solve the huge problems that confront us, particularly those hardest-hit – the poor and the working class – by the economic crisis. Editorial from the Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party

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Football World Cup

Football World Cup Riot police attack workers’ protest at Durban stadium South African riot police fired tear gas on hundreds of security stewards protesting against wage cuts, 90 minutes after the match between Germany and Australia in Durban. www.socialistworld.net website of the committee for a workers’ international, CWI “They’re giving us 205 rand [around €20]; we started at 12 noon

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South Africa wins the World Cup … of inequality

South Africa wins the World Cup … of inequality Let them eat cake – the ugly backdrop to the beautiful game by Sheri Hamilton, Weizmann Hamilton and Liv Shange From the website of the Democratic Socialist Movement (the CWI in South Africa): http://www.socialistsouthafrica.co.za Nothing symbolises more graphically the ugliness that forms the backdrop to the beautiful game than all the

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2010 CWI May Day Statement

2010 CWI May Day Statement The fightback has just begun! For fighting unions and mass workers’ parties! For international solidarity and socialism! No to war and occupation! Support the Greek general strike against capitalism’s austerity! For a European-wide day of action on 5 May! Committee for a Workers’ International This is a”situation of war” – said Greek Prime Minister, Papandreou,

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Ireland – Murder of 15 year old Toyosi Shitta-bey

Ireland – Murder of 15 year old Toyosi Shitta-bey Communities must unite against racism Joe Higgins, Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) MEP Below we publish an article written by Joe Higgins MEP, who along with other Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) members, has been heavily involved in the organisation of a united community protest in response to the tragic murder

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The Permanent Revolution today

The Permanent Revolution today Introduction to new Urdu edition of ‘Permanent Revolution’ by Leon Trotsky Peter Taaffe New introduction by Peter Taaffe to Leon Trotsky’s ‘Permanent Revolution’, which the comrades of Socialist Movement Pakistan (CWI) are to translate into Urdu and publish. What relevance does Trotsky’s Theory of the Permanent Revolution have to the problems of the workers’ cause or

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ABDULMUTALLAB:

ABDULMUTALLAB: FOR A SOCIALIST ALTERNATIVE TO INDIVIDUAL TERRORISM AND CAPITALISM Peluola Adewale The failed attempt by Umar Farouk Abdul-Mutallab to blow up Delta Airline flight 253 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Detroit (US) on Christmas Day, December 25 2009 sent jitters around the world and triggered various measures to improve security at the airports and on flights. Huge amounts of tax

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Bankers award themselves obscene ‘bonuses’

Bankers award themselves obscene ‘bonuses’ As the top bankers worldwide award themselves obscene ‘bonuses’ to feed their greed-fuelled, decadent lifestyles, the workers and poor people of Haiti suffer conditions of unimaginable horror. The billions of pounds, euros and dollars the banking fat cats are taking for themselves should be confiscated and used to meet the desperate needs of the injured,

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Haiti

Haiti Disaster compounded by capitalism Niall Mulholland, Committee for a Workers’ International The humanitarian catastrophe that has befallen Haiti beggars belief. The powerful earthquake that struck on 12 January left many thousands dead, with estimates running to 200,000 and more. The flimsy slum dwellings in Port-au-Prince, the capital, collapsed, as did public buildings, including schools and hospitals. Many thousands are

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Haitians abandoned, bankers rewarded

Haitians abandoned, bankers rewarded Earthquake disaster Fight for a socialist world Dave Carr, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) While desperate survivors in Haiti’s destroyed capital of Port-au-Prince tried to find food, water and shelter, US secretary of state Hillary Clinton breezed into the main airport for a photo opportunity, diverting aid relief flights which included a field hospital

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Copenhagen climate summit

Copenhagen climate summit Protests met with police brutality Strong mood against capitalism – and its police force Almost 1,000 arrested, only three of them charged By Elin Gauffin, Karin Wallmark and Amer Mohammed Ali, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden) The climate demonstration in Copenhagen on 12 December, with over 100,000 participants, was the biggest climate protest ever. It had a strong

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Copenhagen climate summit

Copenhagen climate summit Save the planet – fight capitalism! Democratic planning the only solution CWI leaflet for Copenhagen climate summitt Just before this summit, new alarming facts were released: Carbon dioxide levels have reached 385.2 ppm – the highest level for 650,000 years, according to WMO (World Meteorological Organistion). Despite the Kyoto deal in 1997, carbon dioxide emissions have increased

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Recession, Recovery, Banks, and Bubbles – Workers Face Jobless Recovery Printer-Friendly

Recession, Recovery, Banks, and Bubbles – Workers Face Jobless Recovery Printer-Friendly Oct 28, 2009 By Alan Jones, Socialist Alternative (CWI in USA) The stock market reached the 10,000 mark in the middle of October. Wall Street investment banks like Goldman Sachs were preparing to dole out a record $140 billion in pay to their traders. If you only watch the

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World Economy

World Economy 80th anniversary of the Wall Street Crash Capitalist failure, then and now! Peter Taaffe, General Secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales) Scant attention has been paid to the 80th anniversary of the October 1929 Wall Street Crash. Preoccupied with their own present devastating global crisis, the moneybags, the capitalists, can hardly repeat their theme of

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History

History 60th anniversary of Chinese Revolution Capitalism abolished, but power in hands of Stalinist Communist Party Survivors of the long march Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info It is an especially nervous Communist Party (CCP) regime that presides over the 60th anniversary celebrations of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on 1 October. The regime is increasingly dependent on Olympic-style pageantry

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Honduras

Honduras Coup regime uses brutal repression on return of deposed President Zelaya For mass struggle to overthrow the coup regime; for socialist policies to end the rule of the oligarchs and army! Niall Mulholland, Committee for a Workers’ International Zelaya addresses crowds in capital The elected president of Honduras, Mel Zelaya, who was deposed by a right wing coup and

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Working class masses give president Zuma baptism of fire

South Africa Working class masses give president Zuma baptism of fire No honeymoon for Zuma government New government comes up against militant action Weizmann Hamilton, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI in South Africa) Barely 100 days into Jacob Zuma’s presidency, the class contradictions that have produced political polarisation and then a split in the ANC, have sharpened with a vengeance. The