Democratic Socialist Movement

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SOUTH AFRICA: WASP HAS REGISTERED FOR THE 2014 ELECTIONS

SOUTH AFRICA: WASP HAS REGISTERED FOR THE 2014 ELECTIONS The Workers and Socialist Party (WASP) has registered for the elections to the national assembly and for the provincial legislatures of North West, Limpopo and Gauteng. The national candidate list was made public at a press conference in Johannesburg today, March 13, 2014 The presidential candidate and number one on WASP’s

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SOUTH AFRICA: MARCH AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY, XENOPHOBIA AND RACISM ON MARCH 17

SOUTH AFRICA: MARCH AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY, XENOPHOBIA AND RACISM ON MARCH 17 On January 17, Nigerian national Theddaus Duru was tortured unconscious and abducted by police in Benoni. That was the last anyone saw of him. It is high time to stand up against police killings, torture, intimidation and harassment – for all residents of SA, whether born here or

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Students and teachers revolt in public universities

Ivory Coast Students and teachers revolt in public universities Mass strike in education sector shakes Ouattara’s government CWI Ivory Coast The first decision of the government of Alassane Ouattara after its 2011 military victory over Laurent Gbagbo was to close down all public universities in Ivory Coast. This is a measure which he said was justified by the need to

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International Women’s Day 2014

International Women’s Day 2014 Fighting austerity and oppression world-wide Clare Doyle (Committee for a Workers’ International, www.socialistworld.net ) For more than a century, 8 March has been known as International Women’s Day – the day to commemorate and celebrate the struggles of working and poor women against exploitation at work, in society and at home. Over the years, however, its

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South Sudan: Power Tussle tearing apart the World\’s Newest Nation

South Sudan: Power Tussle tearing apart the World’s Newest Nation By Peluola Adewale When Valerie Amos, the United Nations emergency relief coordinator visited the UN compound in Malakal, which serves as a refugee camp, she was confronted with a situation described as “unbelievably dire circumstances”. “When we spoke to people they said they’d completely lost faith, they actually wanted to

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Central African Republic: France intervenes yet again in an African country

Central African Republic: France intervenes yet again in an African country Vast wealth should be taken into common, democratic ownership Leila Messaoudi, Gauche Revolutionnaire (CWI in France) On Thursday 5th December 2013 French President Hollande announced the deployment of French troops to the Central African Republic, under UN mandate, to reinforce the local military presence. This is the 40th time

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Mandela’s Legacy

Mandela’s Legacy Heroically leading ANC to power but struggle tragically into dead end Weizmann Hamilton and Thamsanqa Dumezweni, DSM (CWI South Africa) Nelson Mandela This article was originally published on the website of Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) (CWI South Africa). It is a tribute on Mandela by Workers and Socialist Party (WASP), a new workers party in South Africa which

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Report of 2013 CWI Summer School:

Report of 2013 CWI Summer School: Building Marxist forces In an Era of Global Capitalist Decay By Kola Ibrahim This year’s CWI Summer School has come and gone, but the tremendous effects it has on the consciousness, understanding and comradely feeling of participants will stay for a very long time. Just like others before it, the 2013 Summer School offered

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Egypt: Hundreds dead as military tries to consolidate power in blood

Egypt: Hundreds dead as military tries to consolidate power in blood Increasing sectarianism threatens revolution’s future – Workers’ independent action urgently needed Robert Bechert, Committee for a Workers’ international CWI Millions across the world, and especially in the Middle East, have been shocked by the killing of hundreds of mainly unarmed people in the Egyptian military’s brutal clearance of the

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South Africa One year after the Marikana massacre

South Africa One year after the Marikana massacre Both capitalists and working class prepare for unforeseen turmoil Liv Shange, DSM (CWI South Africa) On August 16, 2012, at Marikana, a bloody line was drawn in South Africa’s political sand when police in cold blood shot dead 34 workers and wounded 78. The few seconds of the massacre that were shown

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Tunisia Mass explosion of anger at second political killing of a left leader

Tunisia Mass explosion of anger at second political killing of a left leader Leaflet of CWI supporters calls for general strike to bring down the government Supporters of the CWI in Tunisia The assassination of Mohamed Brahmi, MP for El Shaab (People’s Movement), has triggered a new mass movement of workers and youth in Tunisia. Under mass pressure, the main

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Egypt: State crackdown against Muslim Brotherhood leaves over 80 dead

Egypt: State crackdown against Muslim Brotherhood leaves over 80 dead Bloody repression can be turned against striking workers and youth Niall Mulholland, from The Socialist, weekly newspaper of the Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales) The Egyptian state’s bloody crackdown against Muslim Brotherhood supporters continues, leaving hundreds dead and injured. At least 83 died during last Saturday’s police massacre of

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Congo: A history of capitalist looting

Congo: A history of capitalist looting Since 1997, wars have claimed six million lives in the Congo, where life expectancy is 46 years. Yet this horrific situation receives little media attention in the west. Per-Ĺke Westerlund, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden), first published in Socialism Today Per-Ĺke Westerlund reviews a book which lays a good foundation for a greater understanding of

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Egypt Polarisation grows – No trust in the generals

Egypt Polarisation grows – No trust in the generals Robert Bechert, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) The stormy and bloody developments since the removal and arrest of President Morsi by the military mark a new, challenging and dangerous stage in the unfolding Egyptian revolution. Despite the huge, unprecedented mass mobilisation against Morsi the absence of an independent, socialist based

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Egypt: Huge protests demand the fall of Mursi

Egypt: Huge protests demand the fall of Mursi No to the generals’ intervention! For a workers’ government! David Johnson, Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales, sister organisation of the DSM) Egypt protest 1 July 2013 Mohammed Mursi’s first anniversary as president of Egypt was marked by even bigger demonstrations than brought about the downfall of Hosni Mubarak in January 2011.

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South Africa: Socialist activist threatened with deportation

South Africa: Socialist activist threatened with deportation An injury to one is an injury to all Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI South Africa) correspondents South African authorities have made a vicious attack and unwarranted attack on Liv Shange, an organiser of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) – the South African section of the Committee for a Workers’ International and sister organisation

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No to terrorism! No to racism! No to war!

Britain No to terrorism! No to racism! No to war! Statement on Woolwich killing Greenwich Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales), London The unprovoked, barbaric and vicious murder of an unarmed soldier in Woolwich yesterday (May 22) is a horrific event which must have been profoundly traumatic for the people who witnessed it, and, of course, an appalling tragedy for

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Margaret Thatcher dies

Britain Margaret Thatcher dies Thatcher’s bitter legacy Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) general secretary On the occasion of Former British Premier Thatcher’s death, we republish this May 2009 article from Socialism Today, the monthly magazine of the Socialist Party, the CWI in England and Wales. It graphically illustrates the primitive, brutal, class warfare against the rights and

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Workers and Socialist launch making waves within the combative SA working class

South Africa Workers and Socialist launch making waves within the combative SA working class Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI in South Africa) reporters Launch of the Workers and Socialist Party (WASP), South Africa, Friday 22 March 20, photo S. Figg This year’s launch of the Workers & Socialist Party (WASP) was the direct outcome of the struggles of the mineworkers of

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South Africa: Democratic Socialist Movement national conference

South Africa: Democratic Socialist Movement national conference Hardening solid gold Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI in South Africa) http://www.socialistsouthafrica.co.za About 60 delegates and visitors from across South Africa’s platinum and gold mines, townships and villages, gathered on 9-11 February in Benoni, east of Johannesburg, for the Democratic Socialist Movement’s national conference. At the end of a weekend of discussing the lessons