Women’s oppression in Nigeria under patriarchy and oppression

International Women’s Day 2018: Women’s oppression in Nigeria under patriarchy and oppression by Women’s Committee, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI Nigeria) We women in Nigeria live in utter privation. We still face oppression of various kinds both at home, work, schools and in society – such as the refusal to legalize abortion (abortion rights), divorce rights, rape/harassment and so on. AllRead the rest of this page »

Capitalism oppresses women – fight for socialism!

International Women’s Day 2018: Capitalism oppresses women – fight for socialism! by Hannah Sell, CWI International Secretariat When the twenty first century dawned young women in the US and much of Europe were being told that equality was within their grasp. They didn’t need feminism because capitalism was offering a glittering future based on growing prosperity and gender equality. TodayRead the rest of this page »

Zuma ousted

by Weizmann Hamilton, Executive Committee 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 himselfnwhilst still at high school according to a close childhood friend – to become the country’s president. If his victory in the ANC presidential succession race was not at allRead the rest of this page »

#OutsourcingMustFall forces Joburg Mayor to insource

Now we step up the campaign to end all precarious work! by Weizmann Hamilton, Johannesburg WASP Picture: #OMF protest outside Gauteng legislature on 22 February 2017 The Workers and Socialist Party welcomes the announcement by the City of Johannesburg that 4,000 security guards will be insourced.  We look forward to the full implementation of this commitment after a long, andRead the rest of this page »

Cape Town’s water (mis)management crisis

No to profiteering! by Rose Lichtenstein, Cape Town WASP Cape Town is facing its worst drought in almost 100 years. Rainfall was at a 100 year low two years in a row, and the dams that supply 98% of Cape Town’s potable water are currently only 26% full. The biggest, Theewaterskloof Dam, is only at 13%. Once a dam isRead the rest of this page »

EFF silent on metro job losses

This article appeared as the editorial of Izwi Labasebenzi in Issue No. 2 of 2017. Cover image: the image of the worker holding a placard with the slogan “we would rather stick with ‘corruption’ that feeds our kids, than ‘change’ that starves them” appeared on a march in Tshwane on 26 January organised by various ANC organisations. We do notRead the rest of this page »

Outsourcing Victory!! State repression fails

by Shaun Arendse, Tshwane WASP On 17 January the ‘public violence’ charges against Austin Mofyoa were dropped and the state’s case against him dismissed. This is an important victory against the attempts to criminalise protest in general and to suppress the struggle against outsourcing in particular. Austin is an #OutsourcingMustFall activist, branch secretary of the GIWUSA union’s Pretoria branch andRead the rest of this page »

Sudan: Free political prisoners!

  CWI statement CWI supporter Mohamed Diaeldin Mohamed Satti, 21, known as “Hamudi”, is among the protesters who have been arrested by the Sudanese State last week, as part of the brutal response of Al Bashir’s regime to the ensuing wave of protests against skyrocketing prices and austerity. Hamudi’s arrest took place last Wednesday afternoon, as he participated in aRead the rest of this page »

Piki-Tup offices occupied to save jobs

by Lebohang Phanyeko, Johannesburg WASP Workers employed by the Jozi@Work scheme are employed across Joburg to pick up refuse and litter. Many have been on contract since the beginning of the scheme introduced by ANC mayor Parks Tau. It is supposedly a ‘job creation’ scheme but in reality it is a programme for the super-exploitation of labour by parasitic outsourcingRead the rest of this page »

Soshanguve Block AA water crisis: police repress protest

by Bongani Mazibuko, Soshanguve WASP Residents of Soshanguve in block AA protested on 10 January against continuous water shortages due to the old infrastructure of pipes that burst regularly, street lights that are not working, potholes and damaged tar roads due to lack of storm water channels and no prospect of employment in the community projects which are only givenRead the rest of this page »