End the war on Gaza!

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More than 700 Palestinians have been slaughtered in Gaza in this latest war of impunity waged by the Israeli state. Israel is attempting to undermine the reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah – the two Islamist Palestinian organisations – that could have seen a national unity government emerge. Israel wants to keep the Palestinian territories divided in order to preventRead the Rest…


Mantashe’s fear and loathing – a reply

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The Democratic Socialist Movement has written a reply to Gwede Mantashe, ANC general secretary, who continues to attack the Workers & Socialist Party, our affiliates and their predecessors. Gwede Mantashe, general secretary of the ANC, in a new opinion piece published in the Mail & Guardian (18 July 2014), attacks the Workers & Socialist Party (WASP), the Democratic Socialist MovementRead the Rest…


Metalworkers strike must take forward call for new workers’ party

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Last week the Workers & Socialist Party issued a statement replying to the bosses’ accusation, repeated continuously in the media as a fact, that the metalworkers’ strike and the platinum strike before it are ruining the South African economy. To its credit, Business Report, the bosses’ financial daily newspaper, carried our statement in full as an opinion piece by WASP’sRead the Rest…


Defend the metalworkers – end the lies!

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The bosses, the capitalist politicians of the ANC and the DA, and the media are howling at metalworkers and denouncing them for going on strike. They want to blame metalworkers for the problems of the capitalist economy. The media is full of ‘experts’ who in reality are just spokespersons for capitalism. These ‘experts’ are all saying that the metalworkers strikeRead the Rest…


Solidarity with metalworkers strike. Forward to a living wage – end labour broking

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Forward to a 15% wage increase across the metal industries. End Labour broking. For an economy wide living minimum wage of R12 500 and decent jobs for all. Unite the working class in a campaign for a living wage including the preparation of a general strike. For the nationalisation under workers’ control and socialism. For a United Front and massRead the Rest…


WASP Salutes the Platinum Strike Victory

The Workers’ and Socialist Party today hails the resolution of the five-month-long strike in the platinum sector as a victory not only for the mineworkers and their union AMCU, but for all workers and poor people. The increases for the lowest paid workers of R1000 in the first and second year and R950 in the third represent unprecedented gains andRead the Rest…


Platinum strike still on as mining bosses consider workers’ counter-proposals

The AMCU-led strike in the platinum mines is still going on, despite last week’s expectations of an imminent settlement. As mass meetings have been held across the Rustenburg and Thabazimbi shafts over the past few days, workers have formulated conditions which they want met before calling off the strike. These have been presented to the employers, and further moves canRead the Rest…


Radio interview with Liv Shange on platinum strikes and ANC slander

Follow this link to listen to Liv Shange on Radio 702. The Workers’ and Socialist Party (WASP) is outraged at the accusations against ‘white foreign nationals’ out to ‘destabilise South Africa’ which have, again, been thrown out by the African National Congress’ Gwede Mantashe in an obvious attempt to deflect attention from his government’s failure to address the needs of mineworkersRead the Rest…


How support the mineworkers’ strike?

Four months into the AMCU-led strike in South Africa’s three giant platinum producers, with the bosses, the government and the ruling party and its allies attempting to move in for the kill as the mineworkers are now taking serious strain, many working class people in South Africa and internationally are asking themselves how they can support the workers. A strikeRead the Rest…


South African ‘Communist’ Party and the ANC blame WASP for platinum strike killings

The latest chapter in the concerted strike-breaking efforts by the anti-worker troika – the mining bosses, the state and the ruling party – is the accusation that the Workers and Socialist Party (WASP) is behind the intimidation and violence linked to the now four-month-long platinum strike. These allegations – as reckless as they are unfounded – were levelled against WASPRead the Rest…