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, now The SPARK, formerly the Africa Workers Organizer, is a newsletter that has been around for some time and this website mainly an online edition of the newsletter. Previous editions since 2001 are present in the newsletter section. Subscribe to The Spark and feel free to comment on the content in the articles by making contact with us.

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LATEST ARTICLES:

Ebola and capitalism 29.10.2014 read more

The ANC and SACP are behind the attempts to expel Numsa and to split Cosatu. 26.10.2014: read more

The Spark 25.9.2014 Gaza campaign special edition: Assessment; Imperialist-backed fascism; Action Forum in support of Palestine formed; time for a change in tactics; agreements between SA and Israel; Holocaust survivors speak out; We salute Joshua Broomberg; looking back at Brazil world cup- Lula moment read more

Towards an Assessment of the Gaza campaign and a proposed way forward 25.9.2014: read more

Palestine's Berlin wall moment: Why we should all be marching on 25th July 2014: read more

An urgent international call to defend the masses in Gaza from the imperialist genocidal attacks: 22.7.2014 read more

Ukraine: the downing of the Malaysian jet is to discredit all resistance to capitalism and to divert attention from the genocide in Gaza.
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Gaza resistance, time for a change in tactics:16th July 2014 read more
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We condemn imperialist-backed Israeli onslaught against Palestinians:
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The Spark 23.6.2014 (Lessons of the Platinum strike, Numsa United Front, Transnet workers strike, Bring back all our girls, defend the farm workers, Egypt masses reject Sisi, Ukraine, Socialise the mines, Samwu petition, WE salute cde De Bruin) read more

We respond to the Mail & Guardian on the Numsa Transnet strike 22.6.2014 read more

Preparing for the Numsa strike and drawing the lessons of the Platinum strike (22.6.2014): read more

The Egyptian masses reject US-puppet Sisi read more

Are the Numsa leaders moving away from a revolutionary working class party and a United Front? read more

The DA is to the right of the rightwing ANC: read more

WIVP on the 2014 elections: Victory to the striking Platinum mineworkers; R12 500 minimumfor all mineworkers; expropriate all the mines, without compensation to the capitalists; for a total boycott of the 2014 elections read more DOWNLOAD & COPY leaflet: read more

Open letter to the Public Protector, Amabhungane, Cosatu, Numsa, Wasp, DLF, to take up the campaign of the large-scale theft by Anglo American, Amplats, Lonmin, Implats and other mining companies:
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Open letter to the Wasp National Committee on the elections 18.4.2014 read more

The Spark 10 April 2014 on the Numsa moment, boycott vs critical support for Wasp, call for support for Platinum strikers; defend Socialist journalist David Hofstadter (arrested in Tunisia); the City of Cape Town plans more evictions, Ukraine fascism; Thesis of Comintern on what is revolutionary parliamentarianism read more

Boycott vs critical support of Wasp read more

Towards an assessment of the Numsa-led strike and a proposed way forward read more

What you can do to support the Numsa strike for youth jobs read more

Download and print the following leaflet which can be used as a train ticket for the Numsa march in Cape Town 19th March read more


For a workers' united front against fascism in Ukraine read more

We expose the pro-imperialist Blade Nzimande's plans to give the masses a haircut while promoting a nation of hairdressers- or we expose the imperialist education policy and lies of the ANC's manifesto
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The Spark 14.2.2014 (Numsa workers join the masses breaking from parliamentarism, uprisings in Mothotlung, Boiketlong, Relela; Sudan, students rise at universities, we support the Platinum strikers but Wasp acts as strike breakers, defend the Las Heras workers, JP Morgan must pay, How not to build a United Front, and other issues)
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SACP and ANC leaders in Cosatu want to split Numsa and the federation itself read more

NOTE: We salute the heroic Numsa workers for deciding to break from the ANC and SACP. The hopes of the working class have been raised in the entire region (if not internationally).Several articles in support of this process will be published in the next period. 2.1.2014

On media transformation and our defence of Alide Dasnoisread more

Our response to the speech of Obama at the Mandela memorial
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We respond to the Numsa leadership on their Special National Congress read more

We republish a critique of the Freedom Charter read more

Mandela in his own words read more

The Spark 26.11.2013 (Open letter to Numsa on NDR; Wasp is opportunist, Time to crack down on mining monopolies) read more

Open letter to the Numsa and SACP members, as well as all working class activists: Towards a critique of the NDR 'National Democatic Revolution' read more 23.11.2013

We respond to Allistair Sparks pity of the class of 2013 (13.11.2013)
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The Wasp is opportunist- forward to a conference of the left to set up a revolutionary working class party 3.11.2013read more

The Spark 15.10.2013 now out: (US shutdown, EFF, Wasp, 1000 soldiers, Kenya, workers breakfrom ANC and the strike wave, 50 years since 'I have a dream' speech, FET Colleges in crisis, Syria, Egypt, IMF alliance with ANC) read more

The federal shutdown in the USA- a pre-revolutionary situation opens
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65% of Cosatu shopstewards want a workers party to be formed- they are breaking from the ANC and SACP 12.10.2013read more

Understanding the struggle of the 1000 soldiers and a proposed way forward12.10.2013read more

The Spark 19.9.2013 now out: No to all imperialist interventions in Syria, Down with the Assad regime, on the school closures, Wasp, EFF, coup in Egypt read more

Stop all imperialist interventions in Syria;down with the entire regime of Assad; forward to workers' power read more

No to imperialist invasion/intervention in Syria 27.8.2013 read more

Our proposal to the WASP meeting of 25th Aug 2013 for a fighting action programme read more

Our proposal to the WASP over the crisis over looming mining retrenchments 21 Aurg 2013 read more

All to Ramses Square 17 Aug 2013 read more

Marikana Day 16 Aug 2013- we remember read more

Prepare the way for a general strike in Egypt read more

Defend Cosatu from the political attack by imperialism read more

Our proposal for Marikana day 16th Aug 2013 read more

Egypt: Down with the military regime and its interim government
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Boycott the call of the Egyptian military, stay at home on Friday 26th July read more

The Spark 25.7.2013 Egypt; Syria, SA soldiers, Nobama, wage curves and many others read more

Urgent call for the Egyptian masses to unite against the military regime 24 July 2013 read more

Down with the pre-emptive coup in Egypt read more

The mining monopolies are wrecking the economy- the case for their expropriation 30.5.2013 read more

Obama is not welcome in Africa 29.5.2013 read more

No to the militarization of the mines5.6.2013 read more

Vavi vs Zuma- a desperate attempt to hold the working class in the ANC election machine read more

Close Guantanamo Bay, mobilise against the visit of Obomba's visit to Africa 26 June to 3 July read more

The Spark 24.5.2013 on NDP, the Tatane judgement, How Israel props up Assad, BRICS, No to troops in DRC, close Guantanamo Bay, Amplats struggle, Boston bombing who is responsible, Memorandum of demands on CAR. read more

The NDP (National Development Plan) is the World Bank's plan to prevent revolution in Southern Africa 22.5.2013 read more

Open letter to the mineworkers on the threat of mass dismissals at Amplats and on the killing of Amcu regional organiser and Num supportersread more

US imperialism is behind the Boston bombing read more

Memorandum to Presidency at CAR picket at parliament 5.4.2013 read more

The Spark 30.3.2013 on CAR, Wasp, Marikana, Farmworkers struggle, Agang, our response to the SA Zionists, etc, read more

WIVP statement on Central Africa Republic- SA and French troops out now! read more

SA troops out of CAR, down with the ANC top 6 and the entire cabinet
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We respond to the WASP (Workers and Socialist Party) programme and manifesto read more

We respond to the SA Zionist Federation article in Cape Argusread more


Sasol and the petrol price scam- why the ANC govt does not want to reduce the petrol price. read more

The big retail meat fraud 28.2.2013 read more

The Spark 15.2.2013 Mali, State of the nation, Eskom, Farm workers programme of action, emerging farmer or submerging farmer, Housing question re: East London, the prison uprising, rape by capitalism, graduate tax? the killing of African immigrants
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Towards an immediate programme of action in defence of the farm workers 12.2.2013 read more

Message of support to Amplats workers 9.2.2013
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The Eskom electricity scam- the ANC govt is the spear of Anglo American 1.2.2013 read more downloadable leaflet read more

On the Groenpunt prison revolt 26.1.2013read more

The Spark 10 Jan 2013: farmworkers strike; response to LRP; free Dr Cyril Karabus; defend FLTI and RCIT, etc
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The SA Jewish Board of Deputies is trying to suppress a necessary debate on Zionismread more

On the crash of the military plane at Giant's castleread more

Our message to farm workers on 16th Dec 2012- no reconciliation with the exploitersread more

We expose how the SACP supports the farm bossesread more

We respond to the LRP on their critique of the Occupy Wall Street Movement
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The Spark 1 Dec 2012- Special Marikana strike wave edition
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How the ANC capitalists parasite on continued slavery of farm workers
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We expose how the ANC leaders work with the farm bosses in De Doorns read more

Political lessons of the first 7 weeks of the miners strike (independent working class action) read more

Open letter to Cosatu members over the large scale stealing by Anglo American and other mining bosses
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Appeal to the working class-2 Congresses- two programmes 17 Sept 2012 read more

We condemn the police and army attacks in Rustenberg 16 Sept 2012
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Open letter to the working class on why we should support the mineworkers strike 15 Sept 2012 read more

We repond to NUMSA CC 2 sept 2012 on Marikana read more

Mobilising leaflet for 8 Sept march to parliament to protest Marikana massacre read more (pdf format)

We expose the pro-capitalist Marikana Commission-forward to a mineworkers Congress to prepare for the seizure of the mines read more

The Marikana massacre-a proposed way forward (amended 19.8.2012) read more

The Spark 2.8.2012 (Spain, Syria, Rammulutsi community on Mandela Day, public sector and municipal union leaders betray, 2 Israeli soldiers burn themselves to death) read more

Spain- coal miners on the march- what are our tasks? read more

Mandela day 2012, another view: read more

Why we should prepare a solidarity general strike in support of the public sector and municipal workers; hands off our pension funds

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On the further rise of gangsterism on the Cape Flats- the complicity of the state, Anglo American, the ANC and the DA read more

The Spark no 2, 30 June 2012 now out- How the left betrays the Greek revolution, on Syria, the youth wage subsidy, we pay tribute to Samwu leader cde 'Boss', etc. read more

The ANC-DA alliance attacks municipal and other public sector workers; prepare for a fight read more

We expose the ANC-DA alliance with Anglo American against Cosatu and the rest of the working class, over the 'youth wage subsidy'
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We expose the agreement between the ANC government with Israel, while Mandela was President, in 1995. read more

We expose the agreement of the ANC in 2004 to not nationalize Israeli investments even if there was a revolution in South Africa or Israel.
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Background reading for Greece- Lenin on 'Left wing' communism in Britain read more

Open letter to the EEK on tactics for the Greek elections- we motivate the basis for a call for critical support for the reformist Syriza party in the 17th June elections read more

Emergency call on Syria- defend the masses against the imperialist-backed Assad regime and its fascist gangs 9.6.2012 read more

We expose the agreement which makes the butcher Syrian regime the most favoured partner of the SA ANC-SACP regime
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We expose the bilateral agreement where the ANC-SACP regime agrees to political and other support for the butcher Assad regime
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We expose the treaty on Higher Education co-operation signed by SACP leader Blade Ndzimande, with the butcher Assad regime

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We call for a boycott of the screening of 'RoadMap to Apartheid' on 7th June 2012 at Labia- we call for screenings in the community without panel-sharing with zionists read more

Funeral arrangements for cde 'Boss' Nxu, worker fighter, supporter of a 1-state Palestine, internationalist read more

The Spark 28 May 2012 first issue- why we parted ways with the FLTI and other political issues: read more

International political perspectives, for discussion among all those genuinely wanting to fight for world Socialism read more

Iminyaka elikhulu yeANC yokuzama ukuba ngobaasboy bama impiriyali (part 2) read more


The Military Ombud is anti-soldier and anti-democraticread more

We expose how the state is stealing the wages of the health care workers and handing it over to Anglo American and other monopoly capitalistsread more

Letter on Kofi Annan and JP Morganread more

Reply to the letter on Kofi Annan
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The masses in Rammulutsi, Free State, demand to see the Premier over housing crisis: read more

Greece: Call for preparations for a general strike against any austerity government read more

Expanded version of exposure of the infrastructure scam: read more

WIVP statement on Freedom day and on May Day: leaflet read more; text read more
[we expose the infrastructure scam by the state]


On the military coups in Mali and Guinea-Bissau read more

Workers International Vanguard League has decided on the 8th April 2012 to cut all political ties with the FLTI. The detailed reasons will be posted in due course.

Africa Workers Organizer Feb 2012 (Memorandum from Defend the Revolutionary Syrian masses campaign and various other articles)
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The rise of the Occupy Wall Street movement and the decline of US imperialism read more

Grabouw- who is the real enemy? read more

The case for real nationalization of Implats read more

Open letter to the workers in South Africa on Khader Adnan read more

Sifuna uQhankqalazo lukaWonkewonke lokwenyani oluchasene nentlupheko, umbane ophezulu, amaxabiso aphezulu okutya nawepetrol, ilabour brokers, ukunqongophala kwezindlu, ukungaphangeli, njalo njalo. read more

On the 7th March 1-day strike by Cosatu against labour brokers- Not only a 1-day strike, we call for mobilisation for an indefinite General Strike read more

Africa Workers Organizer Jan 2012 (Syria, 1-day strike against labour brokers, Occupy Zimbabwe, 100 years of ANC- english & isixhosa, Columbian worker leaders assassinated, Chile students victimized, Occupy Nigeria, on the UN and Libya) read more

Arm the Syrian masses- stop the imperialist Tiananmen square massacres against the Syrian masses read more

Launch of campaign in defence of the Syrian masses: read more MSword version read more

Call to defend Chapman's Peak and Table Mountain from the capitalist plunderers read more

Occupy Zimbabwe- extend the public sector strike into a General Strike read more

We support the struggle of the CPUT students against exclusion and for free education read more

The ANC-100 years of striving to become the bossboys of imperialism- a reply to Pallo Jordan (updated 7 Feb 2012) read more

'Occupy Nigeria' shows the way to 'Occupy USA' read more

Forward to the Nigerian General Strike- the Jonathan regime's luck has run out: read more

The ANC providing a haven for retired US generals shows its violent essence of the past 100 years read more

!Armar a todas las masas libias! read more

Urgent - in defence of the Libyan milita- we publish an interview with an Argentinian fighter who fought shoulder to shoulder with the militias against the hated Gaddafi regime 20 December 2011 read more

Africa Workers Organizer Oct-Nov 2011(analysis of the election fraud in Egypt; COP17- a working class view; Libya; Malema, the caregivers struggle and several others) read more

For independent workers councils in Egypt; boycott the elections, down with the military regime read more

Arm all the Libyan masses; Down with the imperialist agency, the NTC
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The conditions of the caregivers show that the planned National Health Insurance (NHI) will be based on casual labour and a deliberate collapse of public health read more

10111 workers picket against police dictatorship read more

We expose the real reasons why Malema was expelled from the ANC Youth League read more

Syria- a draft programme for Socialist revolution- we expose the role of stalinism and its subordination to imperialism read more 29.10.2011

We expose the Russell Tribune on Palestine- it is about saving Israel under the guise of 'defending' Palestinians read more

The state's Medium Term Budget 25th Oct 2011 shows why Anglo American and other monopolies should be expropriated without compensation: read more

How the world's 'left' are isolating the Syrian masses 17.10.2011
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First statement on the sending of US troops to Uganda 17.10.2011
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Africa Workers Organizer Aug 2011(including: Samwu leaders betray, Botswana time for regime change, housing struggles in Tafelsig, Electoral commission wants to de-register WIVL, on gangsterism and drugs) read more

Cosatu leaders trash the municipal and contract cleaners strike and the rest of the working class29.8.2011
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Down with the TNC-agent of imperialist counter-revolution in Libya 26.8.2011
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Down with the entire Gaddafi regime! Down with the TNC! Down with the capitalist dictatorship!23.8.2011amended 24.8.2011
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On looting, plunder and violence by the capitalist class
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Open letter to the members of Samwu Gauteng16.8.2011
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On the youth uprising in England- a first statement 12.8.2011
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Open letter to municipal workers members of Samwu and Imatu on the coming strike read more downloadable leaflet read more

9th August 2011 WIVL statement
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Protest against US marines in South Africa- wed 10 Aug 2011
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Africa Workers Organizer no 11 June-July 2011 (including articles on Greece, the split in the US imperialists, the struggle of the caregivers, we expose the Olympic bid, Zimbabwe public sector struggle, Review of Trotsky's book on Stalin, etc)
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On the massacre by the state in the region of Jujuy in Argentina
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On the split in the US imperialist bourgeoisie and the threat of default
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Worker begin to break from 90 years of the SACP
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Unite the strikes and community struggles, prepare for a General strike in South Africa; let us unite like in Egypt, Greece, Chile and elsewhere
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Only by the working class seizing political power, dispersing the capitalist regime, can the Greek masses have a future
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Qina Msebenzi, Socialist Fight and Communist League of Brazil march with the imperialist agent Gaddafi against the Libyan masses

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Africa Workers Organizer no 10 March-May 2011(Libya, elections, housing crisis, Mandela and zionism, book review on surviving in the apartheid prisons, we expose the politics of the DA, letter on June 16th, who killed Vuyisile Mekeni, on the killing of Andries Tatane, and other articles)
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Workers International Vanguard League election manifesto- SA a hell for workers, a paradise for the capitalists
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We dissect the DA, the party of big capital
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Down with the imperialist invasion of Libya; expropriate all imperialist assets; Down with the pro-imperialist capitalist ITNC; Down with the Gaddafi regime
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The UN 'no fly zone' is a cover for imperialism to smash the Libyan masses(30.3.2011):
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On the pending closure of the Centre for African Studies (CAS) at UCT (19.3.2011):
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On the betrayal by the SA government of the Libyan masses 18.3.2011:
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US imperialism and the Fukushima nuclear disaster 17.3.2011:
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Africa Workers Organizer Feb 2011 (including articles on Libya, Egypt, the killing of Samwu shopsteward Petros Msiza, Zimbabwe, we expose the racist lies of the DA on employment equity, subscription form, and other articles):
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Employment Equity Amendment is about expanding the black middle class base of the ANC, not about dismissing workers(12.3.2011):
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10111 emergency call centre workers are calling for help (what Inpdendent Newspapers group refused to publish):
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Alert: Imperialism prepares to militarily intervene against the Libyan revolutionary masses (5.3.2011):
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The main backers of Mugabe and Tshivangerai are US and UK imperialism (3.3.2011):
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The Libyan working class needs to be independently organized as part of a united front in the revolutionary movement (1.3.2011)
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Arm the workers in Triploi to defeat Gaddafi and his imperialist backers (25.2.2011)
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Defeat the Gaddafi regime and his imperialist backers- workers control of the oil fields- defend Benghazi, Baida and extend the revolution throughout the county (24.2.2011):
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A draft programme on the Libyan revolution (22.2.2011)
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Tear down the Bush-Mubarak-Obama walls, starting with the Rafah border(17.2.2011):
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Out with the military dictatorship of Obama-Mubarak! For a revolutionary general strike! Out all the capitalists! Forward to workers power!
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January 2011 Africa Workers Organizer: we present the lessons of the revolt in Bolivia against high fuel and food prices and of the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt:
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The Egyptian revolution- the spark for the world Socialist revolution:For Bread, Work and Freedom in Egypt, the working class has to take power (6.2.2011 amended 7.2.2011):
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United States imperialism (backed by world imperialism) launches the counter-revolution in Egypt- What is to be done?
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For a revolutionary general strike- forward to a provisional revolutionary government based on the grassroots committees, the 'popular committees', uniting centrally workers and soldiers delegates 31.1.2011
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The Egyptian revolution starts: first statement on it-
How imperialism is planning to defeat it and an outline of an immediate programme(30.1.2011):
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Some international lessons from the Tunisian revolution; the attempt by imperialism to strangle it through a popular front(29.1.2011) :
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The Palestine papers: A first comment (26.1.2011):
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Tunisia: the start of capitalism's 1989? An outline of a programme (25.1.2011):
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The Tunisian revolution- how the 'left' is betraying and what are the immediate tasks (17.1.2011):
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The Tunisian revolution has started (a first statement 15.1.2011):
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International lessons of the Dec-Jan 2011 uprising against the huge petrol price increase in Bolivia (the gasolinazo):
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Africa Workers Organizer Oct-Nov 2011 (including lessons of the betrayal of the public sector strikes; in defence of the worker gains in Cuba; forward to Soviet France; in defence of the 1200 SA soldiers, 10 years since the mass dismissal at VWSA and several more articles):
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On the 12th annual gathering of the CP's and Workers Parties in South Africa (Stalinism 2010):
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Why imperialism needs a Conference for a Democratic Left/a revived UDF (ala Cosatu leaders)
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On the UK students rising and the tasks of the working class in Britain
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On the threat to dismiss the 1200 suspended soldiers
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Introducing the Workers International League-FI in Zimbabwe
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Workers International League-FI launched in Zimbabwe
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We publish the statement by the Palestine Freedom of Movement Campaign on some of the latest attacks by imperialism on the Palestinians
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We support the independent Ukrainian miners
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We support the workers at the GM Indianapolis stamping plant
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Primeira declaração sobre os acontecimentos da França
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Les chefs de classe syndicale collaborationniste en France!
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Out the class collaborationist union leaders in France!
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On the general strike in France: a call to the workers in France and in the rest of the world:
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Sur la greve generale en France: un appel aux travailleurs en France et dans le reste du monde:read more:

We defend the right of the Hangberg community to self-defence and the methods of the barricade
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Public fraction of the FLTI formed in Zimbabwe, spearheaded by industrial workers against a section of leaders who capitulate to imperialism under the cover of 'Marxism' 2010 and alleged support by the SEP (Socialist Equality Party) and right-wing fragments of the ISO- USA. We publish the 3 main documents of the fraction to date:

1. Response to the RIL-FI statement on Spain
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2. Marxism 2010 submits the working class to the capitalist MDC and to US imperialism
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3. Crisis 2010 is a meeting of the bourgeois to prepare a betrayal of the working class under the guise of 'Marxism' 2010
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We support the marches of the soldiers 11 (Grahamstown) and 12 September (to parliament)
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The proletariat in Mozambique rises
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updated leaflet on the proposal for a general strike (11.9.2010), against the the class collaborationist leaders why are trying to betray the public sector struggle. Let us follow the lead of the soldiers.
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How to take the public sector strike forward against the class collaborationist leaders (downloadable leaflet 3.9.2010)
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Steps to prepare for an indefinite general strike- watch out for betrayal by the SACP and Cosatu leaders
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Forward to an indefinite general strike 2 Sept 2010- downloadable leafletread more:

Solidarity strikes by industrial workers, the road to victory in the public sector strike - downloadable leaflet 25.8.2010
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We condemn the antiworker actions by the ANC-SACP government and Afriforum to try to smash the public sector strike
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We call for a solidarity general strike with the public sector strikers
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The demolition of the Athlone towers: for safety or capitalist greed?
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Polemic on why China is a semi-colony, plundered by imperialism
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Why the working class should support the public sector worker strike (and why we cannot trust the Cosatu-SACP leaders)
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Africa Workers Organizer June-July 2010 (on campaign to tear down the Rafah border; on imperialist attacks in SA; On Cosatu leaders betraying the general strike against electricity increases; on imperialism and the world cup; on Mayday; on the state plan to recruit youth into the army; lessons from the Samwu strike- important for the looming public sector struggles; Zimbabwe textile workers struggle)
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Once more on the attempts by imperialism to instigate worker on worker attacks in South Africa
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Cosatu leaders betray the general strike against the electricity increase and undermine the public sector workers struggle
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Latest Galloway Gaza convoy from Cairo is a Trojan horse
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Emergency appeal for bail funds for 17 year old Ahmed Burnat, kidnapped by Israeli fascist troops at night in B'ilin on 19th July 2010
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Downloadable xhosa leaflet: imperialism is responsible for attacks on our black brothers and sisters
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Letter from Israeli gulag from Abdallah Abu Rahma; we support the international campaign for his release, for the release of Martino from prison in Argentina, and for the release of all Palestinian political prisoners around the globe
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Imperialism is responsible for the attacks on our black brothers and sisters
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We publish the report from the IHH on the murder by Israeli fascist troops of unarmed Gaza convoy members ( on the Mavi Marmara and others)
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We expose the 'Reel lies' Israeli festival
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Super-exploitation -Fifa 2010- feel it, it is here!
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Imperialism is responsible for the siege of the Palestinians
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picture of Palestine protest
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Palestinian Freedom of Movement Campaign formed
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Open letter to the Japanese Revolutionary Communist League on the urgent need for refounding the Fourth International
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We call for support for the strikers at DisChem and MassDiscounters
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Call for Internationalist brigades to go to Egypt to mobilise for the tearing down of the 'Berlin Wall", starting with the Rafah border
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How Anglo American coal and diamonds, (and many other exports and imports)with the collaboration of the South African government, sustain fascist Israel (see the 3 links below):
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Africa Workers Organizer May 2010 (Gaza massacre; Mayday statement; Greece; Zimbabwe food sector struggles; textile workers struggles)
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FLTI statement on Israeli fascist attack on Gaza Aid convoy- we call for an international General strike
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Africa Workers Organiser no 2 Feb-March 2010 (No reconciliation with imperialism, Greece, Defend working class fighters in Zimbabwe, Service delivery, general strike over Eskom scam, textile workers struggle, Shona version of split with IST, isixhosa version of merger of FLT and WIVL, and several more)
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Update: The Central Workers Union (COB) of Bolivia on the 5th March 2010 came out publicly in support of the Zimbabwean revolutionary left who are being persecuted by the Zimbabwean regime.

The revolutionary left and progressive students in Zimbabwe under attack
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Open letter to the EEK and European left on the burning question of Greece
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We introduce Africa Workers Organiser no 1 Jan 2010
(includes our statement on Haiti, editorial, split from IST, etc)

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Editorial
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ISO (Zimbabwe) splits from the International Socialist Tendency (IST) and starts process of joining the FLTI; these are the first conclusions
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Down with the fraudulent Constitutional process in Zimbabwe
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Lack of 'service delivery'- imperialism is to blame
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Cosatu and SACP leaders' fake concern over 2010 world cup exploitation
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Struggle of Whitehead textile workers in Zimbabwe
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The Internationale
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2010


WIVL end of 2009 statement- some comments on the strategy of US imperialism
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Comment on Vavi and Godsell's call for wage cuts
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International Workers Organiser no 1 part 2
(Peru campaign, on democratic demands, Brasil resolution, Africa discussion, Honduras, Kraft workers fight, campaign in defence of SA soldiers, anti-war leaflet, Toyota workers in the USA, China discussion, resolution on Iran)
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Ensuring the hegemony of imperialism (response to the SACP CC)
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Urgent campaign in defence of miners in Peru
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Bolivian Central Union (COB) comes out in defence of Peruvian miners (actual letter)
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COB on Peruvian miners (english)
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Response to Fidel Castro on Honduras
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Inspired to starve you- Pick 'n Pay
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Statement on World food Day
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Victory in Zimbabwe over the IST
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On the elections in Bolivia
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How the 'left' betrayed the Zanon workers
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The International Socialist tendency and their complicity with placing activists in Mugabe's Guilag
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Open letter from the activists of ISO-Zimbabwe
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COB calls to defend Zimbabwean activists from the IS (actual letter)
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COB in defence of Zimbabwean activists (english)
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We condemn attacks on Zimbabwean workers in De Doorns
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The attacks on the Abahlali and the lessons for the working class
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Resolution on Brasil
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Response to NOR on China
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Discussion in FLTI on Africa
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The crisis in Iran
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Note on the world situation
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In defence of the Toyota workers in the USA
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On the USS San Juan docking in SA waters
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The red herring of Maroga while Eskom champions plunder of the working class
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Resolution on the use of Democratic demands
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Update on Honduras
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Lessons from the Clothing workers strike
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The preliminary lessons of the struggle of the workers at Terrabusi- Kraft in Argentina
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Antiwar struggles in the USA

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International Workers Organiser part 1 Sept 2009
Raise the banner of Lenin and Trotsky
FLTI is founded to regroup revolutionaries
Minority resolution on China
Heart of the US imperialist beast
We are all Mumia
Stop Obama's wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Japan: FLTI statement to Antiwar Assembly and report
FLTI letter to JRCL
Argentina LOI-CI resolution
NRI statement on fusing with the FLTI
LOI-CI on youth
Polemic- a smack of Lambertism
Socialist Fight avoids a political fight
Resolution on Honduras

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Special supplement on Peru:
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Initial statement on the killing of the Kennedy rd activists
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HKS article on Iran which we publish despite its shortcomings
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Open letter on the Terrabusi struggle
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Historic defeat for the SACP at Cosatu Congress
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How the SACP betrays the struggle against labour brokers
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Clothing strike at a critical stage
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We condemn the arrest of striking clothing workers
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We support the clothing workers strike
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We need a general strike for an emergency workers' plan
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Message of support to the soldiers
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Fat generals received their increase in January
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Once more on union bashing
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We expose the ANC goverrnment's plan (HR2010) to eliminate all progressive forces from the army (including most struggle veterans). We thus direct this open letter to all members of Cosatu, Nactu, Fedusa and independent unions:
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Workers International News Jan-June 2009 now out
Articles include:
*Editorial
*Agreement between WIVL and FLT
*Agreement between WIVL and FLT part 1 (isixhosa)
*Zimbabwe- a revolution betrayed
* How ANc-SAP-Cosatu ensures imperialist control in Zimbabwe
*Madagascar-the revolution begins
*Assessment of the 22 April elections in SA
*The international campaign to free the Kliptown 5
* The state of the nation address shows the ANC is still pro-imperialist
* Alexandra - the struggle for housing for all
* WIVL submission on the proposed Eskom increases

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Election manifesto in Spanish
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Working class resistance under attack in Kliptown, home of the ANC's Freedom Charter
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Sewage and the Freedom Charter
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International support for the Kliptown 5 grows
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Updated manifesto (including expanded section on rural areas)
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Updated manifesto (isixhosa version)
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WIVL has been excluded from the April 2009 elections- the struggle continues
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WIVL ELECTION MANIFESTO FEBRUARY 2009
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WIVL Manifesto launch 21 Feb 2009 in Meadowlands Soweto
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WIVL is in danger of being excluded from taking part in the 22 April elections
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WIVL election appeal (isixhosa version)
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You can now sms or directly deposit your contribution
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The season of lying is upon us
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We expose the plans of the DA to starve the working class
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We expose the opportunist plans of COPE to split the working class movement
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We expose how the food retailers and food producers deliberately maintain high food prices
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GAZA GENOCIDE
We list below a series of items which expose the role of imperialism in the genocide of the Palestinian masses in Gaza, part of the resistance to it on a global scale and we expose the complicity of the South African government in the genocide (and the role of companies like Anglo American in the ongoing terrorizing of the Palestinians). Except where specifically stated, the articles are not directly by the WIVL, and are given for information and exposure.

WE ARE ALL GAZA T-SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE R35 PLUS POSTAGE (with image of the poster below). email us at workersinternational@gmail.com to place orders

Open letter to the organised working class in the world
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Israel admits that they broke the ceasefire
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Gaza's gas fields- also a factor in the genocide?
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We expose the US roadmap (a reprint of this article)
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Israel- the bastion of US imperialism in the Middle East- a reprinted analysis
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WE ARE ALL GAZA- POSTER
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Launch of WE ARE ALL GAZA campaign:
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Norwegian train drivers initiate the 2 minutes for Gaza work stoppage:
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Letter from the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions:
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WIVL statement on Gaza 08.01.09:
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Americans start to question attacks on Gaza:
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Effects of Phosphorous on Palestinians:
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Israeli state uses unconventional weapons on Palestinians:
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We expose the trade between South Africa and Israel:
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We expose the trade between South Africa and Israel (continued):
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2009

WIVL statement on Gaza 27.12.08:

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Urgent appeal for support for 2009 election campaign
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Open letter to the working class for revolutionary participation in the 2009 elections
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Open letter to the working class for revolutionary participation in the 2009 elections (isiXhosa version)
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Revolutionary participation versus 'front without candidates'
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Pictures of mass meetings and marches of WIVL in Oct-early Nov 2008 in pdf format
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August-Oct 2008 edition of Workers International news in pdf
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Updated newspaper subscription form
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Brief comments on the global financial crisis
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Cosatu leaders betray the struggle against high food prices
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Letter of demand to food sector monopolies
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The DA- a threat to the working class
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We expose the health hazards of catalytic converters in new cars
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We expose the conditions at the 10111 crimes call centres
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On the xenophobic threats by Zanokhanyo Traders
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On the xenophobic threats by Zanokhanyo traders (isixhosa version)
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AntiWar Coalition statements on the visit in October 2008 of US Warship Theodore Roosevelt
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The Internationale (English and Zulu versions)
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The crisis of the banks is responsible for high food prices
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MDC leaders divert the working class in Zimbabwe from seizing power
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MDC leaders divert the working class in Zimbawe from seizing power (isiXhosa version)
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Who benefits from Xenophobia?
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A Marxist critique of the Freedom Charter
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A Marxist critique of the Freedom Charter (isiXhosa version)
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A contribution towards a short history of Communism (with reference to the SACP)
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AntiWar Coalition statement on 60 years since the Nakba
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Petition against high prices
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Presentation on Eskom proposals, their impact. What can we do?
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The blackout scam- how workers are subsidizing the profits of big capital
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How monopolies and cartels manipulate prices
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A Critique of Pan Africanism
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ARTICLES IN 2007:

Lessons of the Public Sector Strike & the Way Forward
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Why the government refuses to grant the 12% increase
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The Struggle for Zille-raine heights
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A call to the entire working class for solidarity action in support of the public sector strike
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The struggle for Palestine is under threat
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A critique of the 2007-2008 budget (Xhosa version)
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We support the public sector strike
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Critique of the budget 2007
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The World Social Forum - a counter revolutionary International
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Imperialsim forced to change course
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Free Mumia
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ARTICLES IN 2006:

Critique of SACP and Cosatu political policy documents
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Assessment of the Cosatu Congress September 2006
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We support the security guards strike
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We oppose the Gaza-Lebanon invasion
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We support the cleaning and Shoprite workers strike
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Why we need a revolutionary working class party
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Without exception,ALL the parties taking part in the elections,despite their promises, will deliver a future of more unemployment, lower wages, more hardship, more evictions, more homelessness, more exclusion from education, death and destruction through starvation and Aids.

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Conscientious Objector Yoni Yehezkel, 19, member of The Forum for Support of Conscientious Objectors, reported to the army on August 8 but refused to be conscripted. He was sentenced to 14 days in Prison"I believe that war in general, and the present war between Israel and the Palestinians in particular, is a tool in the hands of the ruling powers.

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