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South Africa: “Vote No!” campaign causes consternation

Written by Ben Morken in South Africa Wednesday, 23 April 2014
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ronnie-kasrils-thA group of ANC veterans led by anti-apartheid stalwart Ronnie Kasrils are urging disgruntled ANC voters, rather than staying home, to either spoil their ballots at the May 7 elections or tactically vote for some of the small opposition parties. They are unhappy with their political home, but don’t have an alternative. The veterans are urging voters to spoil their paper rather than abstain because, in their view, this will send a clear message to the politicians.

 

South Africa: Vavi reinstated - Mobilise COSATU on a Socialist Programme

Written by Ben Morken Wednesday, 09 April 2014
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cosatu-thOn Friday 4 March, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg ruled in favour of the metal union NUMSA’s and Zwelinzima Vavi’s application for the latter’s suspension as COSATU general secretary to be lifted. Vavi had been illegally suspended as the federation’s General Secretary on 14 August 2013.

 

Nigeria: Boko Haram insurgency, demoralised army and the Civilian JTF

Written by Ola Kazeem Thursday, 27 March 2014
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boko haram map-thOn February 27, 2014, the Boko Haram sect entered into a Federal Government Secondary school in Yobe and massacred over 60 harmless and innocent school children in their sleep.  It was reported that the army stationed to protect the young students walked away from the gate a few minutes before the attack took place.

   

South Africa: Numsa's march for youth jobs

Written by Ben Morken Thursday, 20 March 2014
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South Africa: Numsa's march for youth jobsYesterday, 19 March 2014, South Africa’s largest union, the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (Numsa) held a one-day strike and national day of action to denounce the policies of the African National Congress (ANC) government which it accuse of “subsidizing capitalists” with tax payers’ money.

 

Morocco: The Communist issue number 12 is out!

Written by Communist League of Action (Morocco) Monday, 17 March 2014
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communism-12-thThe 12th edition of The Communist -  journal of the Moroccan section of the IMT - is out!

   

Nigeria: Governor of Central Bank dismissed - The decay of a rotten system

Written by Ayo Ayodeji Tuesday, 11 March 2014
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Sanusi-Jonathan-thThe crude dismissal of the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido by the Goodluck regime on February 20 shocked many. It is technically a dismissal in spite of the claim of suspension pending investigation. The overwhelming majority can clearly see that this is the price for blowing the whistle on the massive looting taking place in the oil sector and an intensification of the intra-class conflicts going on within the Nigerian ruling class.

 

Nigeria in Crisis: Perspectives for an Impending Revolution – Part two

Written by CWA (Campaign for a Workers’ Alternative) Nigerian section of the IMT Thursday, 06 March 2014
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Nigeria-fuel-price-protest-turns-violent-51PQQPE-x-large-thThe 2015 General election is expectedly taking the centre stage in the public discourse as the date approaches. For a significant section of the advanced layer of the youth and working class, the coming election is being awaited with lot of scepticism; but for the overwhelming majority of Nigerian masses, attention is being drawn gradually towards this electoral event, which has been slated to commence on February 14, 2015.

   

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