Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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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

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South African workers support DSM/CWI

South African workers support DSM/CWI Hundreds-strong meeting hears speeches from visiting CWI members By Sean Figg, Johannesburg Hundreds of striking municipal workers meeting in a Pretoria park loudly cheered, sang and toyi-toyied after hearing speeches from visiting CWI members Peter Taaffe and Alec Thraves. The strikers waved CWI flags and constantly interrupted the speakers with repeated applause after offers of

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Egypt: Mass demonstrations and brutal state repression

Egypt: Mass demonstrations and brutal state repression Only the organized working class can show a way forward Aysha Zaki, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) Following the second anniversary of the 25th January Revolution, Egyptian streets have witnessed days of mass demonstrations and riots. State forces have brutally repressed many protesters. Last Monday, the army was deployed to try to

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South Africa: Battle for control of mining sector

South Africa: Battle for control of mining sector Statement on the retrenchment threats by Anglo America n Platinum and Harmony Gold Weizmann Hamilton, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI South Africa) The agreement by Anglo American Platinum to place a moratorium on their retrenchments cannot be trusted. The moratorium is for sixty days only and the conditions they have cited as making

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Sahel: No to the war in Mali!

Sahel: No to the war in Mali! Imperialist intervention will deepen crisis and instability Cedric Gerome, Committee for a Workers’ International January’s four day-long hostage crisis at the major ‘In Amenas’ gas facility in South East Algeria and its bloody outcome sent shockwaves out internationally as it was seen to mark a widening of the on-going conflict in Mali. In

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MALI: IMPERIALIST INTERVENTION OFFERS NO HOPE FOR THE WORKING MASSES

MALI: IMPERIALIST INTERVENTION OFFERS NO HOPE FOR THE WORKING MASSES By Lanre Arogundade From Liberia to the Congos and Somalia; Sierra Leone to Rwanda and Burundi; Sudan to South-Sudan and Kenya; Ivory Coast (Cote D’Ivoire), Nigeria and now Mali, significant proportions of post-colonial or neo-colonial Africa are witnessing state failures. As the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), has always emphasized, the

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Mali: French army intervention will amplify the chaos

Mali: French army intervention will amplify the chaos For a mass struggle of workers and poor to defeat imperialism and fundamentalist reaction Leila Messaoudi, Gauche Révolutionnaire (CWI in France) The sudden decision for a direct French military intervention in Northern Mali has not come from nowhere. Preparations for this have been underway for a number of weeks. French President, Francois

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Congo: War over mining wealth

Congo: War over mining wealth More human catastrophes impend, as tens of thousands flee Goma Per-Ĺke Westerlund (Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna, CWI in Sweden) The military fighting in Congo-Kinshasa is at root about control of mining areas and huge profits. The war is conducted far above the interests of the population. Over 60,000 people have recently been displaced. On Tuesday, 20 November,

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Egypt President Mursi’s ‘Constitutional Decree’ sparks angry protests

Egypt President Mursi’s ‘Constitutional Decree’ sparks angry protests Working class needs its own independent party David Johnson, Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales) In November 2010 former president Hosni Mubarak’s parliamentary elections were so rigged they laughably saw his party winning 81% of the seats. Eight weeks later the mass uprising began leading to his overthrow. In November 2011 revolutionary

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US: Voters reject right-wing agenda

US: Voters reject right-wing agenda Now Prepare to Fight the Bipartisan Policies of the 1% Bryan Koulouris and Ty Moore, Socialist Alternative (CWI supporters in the US) Tens of millions breathed an enormous sigh of relief upon hearing that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan wouldn’t be entering the White House. Union members, women, African-Americans, Latinos and the LGBT community correctly

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US elections: And the winner is… Wall Street!

US elections: And the winner is… Wall Street! US presidential race gap close Brandon Madsen, Socialist Alternative (CWI supporters in the USA) October saw a tightening of the US presidential race. The Republican candidate Mitt Romney gained support by exploiting the deep disappointment with Barack Obama and the still dire state of the US economy. This polarisation is simultaneously increasing

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Post-Gaddafi society still volatile and violent

Libya: Post-Gaddafi society still volatile and violent If demands of working people to be realised, it is necessary to be self-organised with clear aims Robert Bechert, from Socialism Today, monthly magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales) Just over a month since the death of the US ambassador, developments in Libya illustrate the instability, even chaos, gripping many

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Can Africa throw capitalism a lifeline?

Can Africa throw capitalism a lifeline? Opulence for robber capitalist elite but no boom for working masses Peluola Adewale “It is my firm belief that Africa represents the next global economic frontier, and I am not alone in that assessment.” So said Johnnie Carson, assistant secretary of state for African Affairs, to the US House foreign sub-committee on African Affairs

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South Africa: From apartheid to Marikana

South Africa: From apartheid to Marikana The struggle for social justice continues April Ashley, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) and black members’ rep on the public sector workers’ trade union Unison national executive (personal capacity) First published in the Socialist (paper of the Socialist Party England & Wales) The victorious strike of the Marikana mineworkers has transformed the situation

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South Africa: Workers confront brutal South African capitalism

South Africa: Workers confront brutal South African capitalism The class struggle in South Africa is far sharper than in many countries. Socialist consciousness is far higher among the powerful, industrial working class. Alec Thraves, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales). Alec has just returned from a visit to South Africa. On 16 August the premeditated slaughter of 34 striking Lonmin

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South Africa: ‘What are we doing about this government that is killing us?’

South Africa: ‘What are we doing about this government that is killing us?’ The struggle for a new mass workers’ party with a socialist programme Interview with Mametlwe Sebei, Democratic Socialist Movement, DSM (CWI South Africa) On 18 September, after six weeks of defiant strike action – when over 40 miners were killed by police acting on behalf of the