Democratic Socialist Movement

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US: Midterm Elections Weakens Republicans

US: Midterm Elections Weakens Republicans By Tom Cream, Socialist Alternative, US The midterm elections in the U.S. represented a limited “blue wave” and an overall rejection of Trump by the electorate. Republicans were relieved their losses weren’t worse while many progressive workers and youth were disappointed the outcome wasn’t more decisive. It came in the wake of an election campaign

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Protest against imprisonment of striking workers in China and attacks on democratic rights in Hong

Protest against imprisonment of striking workers in China and attacks on democratic rights in Hong Kong Socialists protest at Chinese government’s repression – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) By Dimeji Macaulay Members of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) visited the Chinese Embassy in Abuja on Tuesday to submit a protest letter to the Chinese government demanding an end to oppression

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Cameroon: a Marxist approach to the national crisis

Cameroon: a Marxist approach to the national crisis By Stéphane Delcros, Linkse Socialistische Partij / Parti Socialiste de Lutte (LSP/PSL), CWI in Belgium Ten years ago the economic crisis broke loose. The lives of many young people and working people were turned upside down. In order to maintain the profits of the economic elite, a bolder neoliberal policy was adopted.

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Zuma ousted as President of South Africa

Zuma ousted as President of South Africa Does Ramaphosa offer any hope for the working class? by Weizmann Hamilton, Workers and Socialist Party Executive Committee (WASP, CWI in South Africa) Inside two months following his election as ANC president at the party’s December 2017 national conference, Cyril Ramaphosa has realised the ambition he reportedly set himself whilst still at high

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ANC conference: United they stand, divided they fall

ANC conference: United they stand, divided they fall by Weizmann Hamilton, Workers and Socialist Party Executive Committee (WASP, CWI in South Africa) After the most tumultuous run-up to any conference in ANC history, watched across the world, with over a thousand journalists in attendance, and the markets moving up in anticipation of the results, Cyril Ramaphosa has ascended to the

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Mugabe has gone – but his regime remains in power

Mugabe has gone – but his regime remains in power by Weizmann Hamilton and Tinovimbanashe Gwenyaya Workers and Socialist Party (WASP, CWI in South Africa) The takeover of power by the Zimbabwe defence force is a military coup in all but name. It represents a turning point in post-independence Zimbabwe and the almost certain end of Mugabe’s reign. The military

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World Economy and Relations

World Economy and Relations Global Crisis of Capitalism, Political and Social Consequences and Struggle for Socialism National Committee Meeting October 14-15, 2017 The global economy seems to have started emerging from the monumental crisis set off by the global financial crisis of 2008-2009 which is the most severe since the 1929 depression. In the last one decade there was no

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TOGO UPRISING: SOLIDARITY PROTEST AND PICKETING OF TOGOLESE EMBASSY HELD IN LAGOS

TOGO UPRISING: SOLIDARITY PROTEST AND PICKETING OF TOGOLESE EMBASSY HELD IN LAGOS Following the mass uprising that has recently erupted in the Republic of Togo demanding that President Faure Gnassingbe steps down, there have been killing of protesters and repression of democratic rights. President Faure Gnassingbe is the scion of the late Eyadema Gnassingbe who ruled Togo for nearly 38

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May and Tories must go!

May and Tories must go! After Britain’s election: Organise, strike, resist, to fight for Corbyn’s policies   (Click to enlarge) By Hannah Sell, Socialist Party of England and Wales deputy general secretary. From the Socialist Party of England and Wales website. Theresa May’s failed election gamble is a nightmare for the capitalist class in Britain. Seven weeks ago most of Britain’s

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Britain: Mobilise for a mass movement after 8 June

Britain: Mobilise for a mass movement after 8 June   (Click to enlarge) Editorial of the June 1 issue of the Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party in England and Wales The closing gap between Labour and the Conservatives (Tories) in the opinion polls for the June 8 general election has confounded all wings of the British capitalist establishment. The right

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Venezuela: The Constituent Assembly and tasks for revolutionaries

Venezuela: The Constituent Assembly and tasks for revolutionaries Combat the counter-revolution with socialist, not capitalist policies Izquierda Revolucionaria and Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Venezuela) On 1 May, President Nicolas Maduro announced the calling of a Constituent Assembly, “to achieve peace the Republic needs…. to defeat the fascist coup… so that it will be the people and their sovereignty which impose

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International Women’s Day 2017

International Women’s Day 2017 A century on from the Russian Revolution Demonstrations world-wide swelled by anti-Trump anger By Clare Doyle, Committee for a Workers’ International International Women’s Day (8th March) is being celebrated with special enthusiasm this year by members of the parties and organisations affiliated to the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI). It is a hundred years since

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Latest Xenophobic Attack in South Africa: Build United Mass Movement to Fight Discrimination and Job

Latest Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa: Build United Mass Movement to Fight Discrimination and Joblessness The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), the Nigerian section of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI), condemns the wave of xenophobic attacks that has occurred in some parts of South Africa, precisely Pretoria West. These attacks have seen physical assaults of Africans, especially Nigerians, and

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ERC Solidarizes with US Students’ Walkout on Trump Inauguration Day

ERC Solidarizes with US Students’ Walkout on Trump Inauguration Day The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) declares solidarity for the United States (US) national students’ walkout, otherwise known as lecture boycott by the students movement here in Nigeria, to protest US president-elect Donald Trump’s racist, misogynist and vicious capitalist agenda for America. The walkout is taking place on Friday 20 January

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GAMBIA: Election stalls in a stalemate!

GAMBIA: Election stalls in a stalemate! An end to Jammeh rule will offer relief but not a permanent respite unless there is a break with capitalism Workers and poor masses must be united in a struggle for a socialist Gambia! By Abbey Trotsky The Gambia presidential election held on December 1, 2016, has ended up in a stalemate despite producing

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Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution

Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution Reports of activities of DSM/ERC branches commemorating the death of Fidel Castro Following the death of Fidel Castro at the age of 90 on November 25, 2016, there has been a renewed attempt to denigrate Fidel Castro and consequently the Cuban revolution and socialist ideas in general by pro-capitalist western media. There has been

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Three day nationwide strike shuts down Sudan in unique defiance of Al-Bashir’s rule

Three day nationwide strike shuts down Sudan in unique defiance of Al-Bashir’s rule Escalation of the struggle needed to overthrow repressive regime Serge Jordan, Committee for a Workers International The streets and public squares of Sudan’s major cities were left looking deserted from their usual traffic and pedestrian frenzy as the country was shaken by three days of “civil disobedience”

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Fidel Castro, leader of 1959 revolution, dies at 90

Fidel Castro, leader of 1959 revolution, dies at 90 Castro’s life and the Cuban Revolution Tony Saunois, Committee for a Workers’ International Millions of workers and youth in Cuba and globally will mourn the passing of the leader, who along with Che Guevara, is most closely associated with the 1959 Cuban Revolution. At the same time, the forces of capitalist

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ANC in Crisis

ANC in Crisis 3 August local elections – a decisive turning point Socialist mass workers party needed Weizmann Hamilton Workers & Socialist Party (WASP) Executive Committee The 3 August municipal elections and the student protests have confirmed our perspective following the Marikana massacre: “The battle lines [have been] drawn for colossal struggles to come … the political reverberations will continue