WSF (1998): “Why we say ‘Asifune GEAR’ (Why we oppose GEAR)”

WSF 1998: “Why we say ‘Asifune GEAR’ (Why we oppose GEAR)” From Workers Solidarity, magazine of the Workers Solidarity Federation, volume 4, number 2, fourth quarter 1998. Complete PDF is here In June 1996, the ANC-led government adopted the Growth, Employment and Redistribution plan (GEAR). This plan promotes policies, which blatantly serve the needs of bosses at the expense of workers and the poor. The … Continue reading WSF (1998): “Why we say ‘Asifune GEAR’ (Why we oppose GEAR)”

WSF (1998): “SADC : No friend of the working class”

WSF (1998): “SADC : No friend of the working class” From Workers Solidarity, magazine of the Workers Solidarity Federation, volume 4, number 2, fourth quarter 1998. Complete PDF is here ecently, SADC (the Southern African Development Community) has been in the news a lot. In particular, SADC has intervened militarily in both Congo and Lesotho. SADC is a regional coalition of governments, and its members … Continue reading WSF (1998): “SADC : No friend of the working class”

WSF (1998): “Bad boy’s club: The ‘Non-Aligned Movement’ and mass murder in the Third World”

WSF (1998): “Bad boy’s club: The ‘Non-Aligned Movement’ and mass murder in the Third World” From Workers Solidarity, magazine of the Workers Solidarity Federation, volume 4, number 2, fourth quarter 1998. Complete PDF is here The SABC adverts proclaimed it “the biggest peace movement in the world”. With police motorcycle sirens wailing, 467 brand new stretch limousines followed by secret service agents in 4x4s drove … Continue reading WSF (1998): “Bad boy’s club: The ‘Non-Aligned Movement’ and mass murder in the Third World”

WSF (1998): “Union investment arms: A disaster in waiting”

WSF (1998): “Union investment arms: A disaster in waiting” From Workers Solidarity, magazine of the Workers Solidarity Federation, volume 4, number 2, fourth quarter 1998. Complete PDF is here While we should support the unions by all means, our support for the leadership should no be uncritical. The last time I checked unions were institutions that sought-after the best interest of workers. I wonder if … Continue reading WSF (1998): “Union investment arms: A disaster in waiting”

WSF (1998): “Every worker must condemn attacks on foreigners”

WSF (1998): “Every worker must condemn attacks on foreigners” From Workers Solidarity, magazine of the Workers Solidarity Federation, volume 4, number 2, fourth quarter 1998. Complete PDF is here On September 3, 1998, a march organised by the conservative “Unemployed Masses of South Africa” organisation murdered three immigrants on a train near Pretoria, The marchers were carrying placards with signs such as “We Want Jobs, … Continue reading WSF (1998): “Every worker must condemn attacks on foreigners”

WSF (1998): “Right wing ‘social movements for unemployed'”

WSF (1998): “Right wing ‘social movements for unemployed’” From Workers Solidarity, magazine of the Workers Solidarity Federation, volume 4, number 2, fourth quarter 1998. Complete PDF is here DEADLY DANGER TO WORKERS MOVEMENT Over the last two years, right-win unemployed movements have emerged. These movements are opposed to the organised working class. The Malamulela Social Movement for the Unemployed says that unions cause unemployment by … Continue reading WSF (1998): “Right wing ‘social movements for unemployed’”

WSF (1998): “Unions must organise the unemployed”

WSF (1998): “Unions must organise the unemployed” From Workers Solidarity, magazine of the Workers Solidarity Federation, volume 4, number 2, fourth quarter 1998. Complete PDF is here About 30% of all economically active people in South Africa are unemployed. The trade unions must organise the unemployed into unions. There is no reason why the unemployed should be left isolated and suffering. The bosses and government … Continue reading WSF (1998): “Unions must organise the unemployed”

WSF (1998): “Focus: Unemployment crisis”

WSF (1998): “Focus: Unemployment crisis” From Workers Solidarity, magazine of the Workers Solidarity Federation, volume 4, number 2, fourth quarter 1998. Complete PDF is here 1 million lose jobs in two years The job crisis: What is the solution? South Africa is in the midst of an unemployment crisis unprecedented in its history. There at least 5 million jobless. The official unemployment rate is 30%, … Continue reading WSF (1998): “Focus: Unemployment crisis”

WSF (1998): “Will low wages create more jobs?”

WSF (1998): “Will low wages create more jobs?” From Workers Solidarity, magazine of the Workers Solidarity Federation, volume 4, number 2, fourth quarter 1998. Complete PDF is here The bosses and the government say that low wages will lead to more jobs. This is in GEAR (government) and the SA Foundation (big business) policies. Both government and business made this argument in their submissions to … Continue reading WSF (1998): “Will low wages create more jobs?”

WSF (1998): “Land and Freedom: The struggle for the land: ‘Farm killings’: The real criminals”

WSF (1998): “Land and Freedom: The struggle for the land: ‘Farm killings’: The real criminals” From Workers Solidarity, magazine of the Workers Solidarity Federation, volume 4, number 2, fourth quarter 1998. Complete PDF is here The real violence on the land is not criminal attacks on farmers- it is the farmers’ exploitation and oppression of workers and labour tenants. CONSERVATIVE According to the conservative Citizen … Continue reading WSF (1998): “Land and Freedom: The struggle for the land: ‘Farm killings’: The real criminals”

WSF (1998): “Lesotho: Was it revolution?”

WSF (1998): “Lesotho: Was it revolution?” From Workers Solidarity, magazine of the Workers Solidarity Federation, volume 4, number 2, fourth quarter 1998. Complete PDF is here From our correspondent on the spot The tiny mountain state has been in the news over the past weeks following the September 22 military invasion by South African and Botswanan troops and the subsequent looting spree, which saw the … Continue reading WSF (1998): “Lesotho: Was it revolution?”

WSF (1998): “Nigeria: Death of a tyrant, death of a democrat – but no freedom until capitalism is dead too!”

WSF (1998): “Nigeria: Death of a tyrant, death of a democrat – but no freedom until capitalism is dead too!” From Workers Solidarity, magazine of the Workers Solidarity Federation, volume 4, number 2, fourth quarter 1998. Complete PDF is here Ordinary Nigerian people took to the streets in celebration on June 8 after hearing that murderous dictator General Sani Abacha, 54, had died of a … Continue reading WSF (1998): “Nigeria: Death of a tyrant, death of a democrat – but no freedom until capitalism is dead too!”

WSF (1998): “Zambia : ‘Democratic’ politicians get fat as bosses starve the workers”

WSF (1998): “Zambia : ‘Democratic’ politicians get fat as bosses starve the workers” From Workers Solidarity, magazine of the Workers Solidarity Federation, volume 4, number 2, fourth quarter 1998. Complete PDF is here In 1991, there were elections in Zambia. But this so-called “democracy” is a sham that covers self-enrichment at the expense of working class Zambians who have found themselves tipped from the frying … Continue reading WSF (1998): “Zambia : ‘Democratic’ politicians get fat as bosses starve the workers”

WSF (1998): “Zimbabwe: ‘This is Class War'”

WSF (1998): “Zimbabwe: ‘This is Class War’” From Workers Solidarity, magazine of the Workers Solidarity Federation, volume 4, number 2, fourth quarter 1998. Complete PDF is here “You can remove leaders, but not the cause. This is class warfare, between the haves and the have-nots” Morgan Tsvangirai, general secretary of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, December 1997. …in the cities… 90% of Zimbabwe’s 1,2 … Continue reading WSF (1998): “Zimbabwe: ‘This is Class War’”

WSF (1998): “Parliament is a Rotten System: Vote with Struggle, not Paper”

WSF (1998): “Parliament is a Rotten System: Vote with Struggle, not Paper” From Workers Solidarity, magazine of the Workers Solidarity Federation, volume 4, number 2, fourth quarter 1998. Complete PDF is here IS PARLIAMENT PROGRESSIVE? It is better to live under a parliamentary government than under a racist dictatorship. At least under the parliament we have basic rights of free speech and free association. The … Continue reading WSF (1998): “Parliament is a Rotten System: Vote with Struggle, not Paper”