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Unemployed Saharawi Struggle Deepens in Western Sahara

Written by Comrade Hassanna Friday, 29 January 2016
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hungerstrike3In the last few months, the Group of Unemployed Saharawis, which consists of many masters degree holders, university graduates and technicians, organized several peaceful demonstrations in the main streets of Laayoune, Western Sahara, demanding their right to employment. This modest demand has been met by the most monstrous oppression at the hands of the Moroccan police. After the authorities refused to open channels of dialogue with the protesters, the Group found no other resort but to go on a hunger strike.

 

Morocco: Crime and Punishment - repression of the march of the trainee teachers

Written by L.A.C. Wednesday, 27 January 2016
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injured protesterwThis report was originally sent to us on January 14th as the movement of the trainee teachers in Morocco was beginning. Since then, the struggle of trainee teachers against the decrees has continued. In response to the intransigence of the government, the National Coordination of Trainee Teachers called for a national march in Rabat on Sunday, January 24th.

 

Morocco - Solidarity needed against the repression of student teachers

Written by In Defence of Marxism Wednesday, 13 January 2016
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injured-protesterwThursday 7th of January 2016, will be remembered in Morocco as "Black Thursday".

   

South Africa: The Crisis of the Zuma Presidency

Written by Ben Morken Friday, 18 December 2015
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jacob-zumaOn Wednesday, 9 December the government of South Africa was thrown into a new crisis when president Jacob Zuma unexpectedly fired his finance minister, Nhlanhla Nene and replaced him with David van Rooyen, a little known ANC backbencher. This decision was so unexpected that neither the ANC nor members from his own cabinet were aware of it. The events over the four days which followed, once again shook the country to its foundations and ushered in a new period in the class struggle.

 

Burkina Faso: A move towards justice for Sankara under the pressure of the revolutionary masses

Written by Ben Morken Monday, 14 December 2015
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sankaraThe authorities in Burkina Faso recently announced that they are formally charging Gilbert Diendéré, the notorious former commander of the secret services of the Blaise Compaoré regime, the Regiment of Presidential Security (RSP), with the murder of Thomas Sankara in 1987. The murder charges relating to Sankara’s death are in addition to the charges that he faces in relation to the defeated right-wing coup that he launched in September. The bringing of this central figure involved in Sankara’s murder to justice represents an important gain for the revolution which broke out in October 2014.

   

Revolution - New website of South African Marxists

Written by In Defence of Marxism Tuesday, 01 December 2015
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Revolution sasWe are proud to present Revolution, the website of the Revolutionary Young Marxists—the International Marxist Tendency (IMT) in South Africa.

 

Nigeria: Buharinomics – halfway measures can’t solve the crisis

Written by Musa Atiku Thursday, 26 November 2015
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Nigeria revolutionAs the third wave of global crisis of capitalism is approaching – the first and second waves being respectively the sub-prime housing and European sovereign debt crises – the so-called emerging and developing economies are entering deeper into economic, political and economic crisis. Nigeria connects to this global crisis through the mechanism of the global crude oil glut and collapsing commodity prices.

   

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