The recent elections in Nigeria
were blatantly rigged. The problem is that the official bourgeois oppositions
is incapable of doing anything about it. That is because they serve the same
interests. It is up to the working class to build its own party through the
trade unions and offer a genuine socialist way out of the present crisis.
The Nigerian authorities are attempting to crush all
independent student union representation. At the OAU campus the students are
valiantly defending their right to organise but have been met with a brutal
response. Please add your name to the protest.
Workers at the Riekebir shoe factory in Morocco work under terrible conditions with dangerous chemicals. They have set up a union and are fighting for better and safer working conditions. The bosses have launched a counter campaign of sackings and intimidation. We are launching the following appeal in support of the workers at the factory.
The Obasanjo regime in Nigeria boasts about its economic achievements, but it is only fooling itself. The real situation is that polarisation between the classes, with extreme wealth for the few and intense poverty for the many, has never been so great.
A Labour Party has been launched in Nigeria and is
standing candidates in the forthcoming elections. Unfortunately it is dominated
by bourgeois politicians, in many cases people who have abandoned the rotten
ship of the discredited parties that make up the present set up. That may
explain why so few workers have joined it so far.
been rocked by a series of mass mobilisations and general strikes since the
beginning of the year. The strikes in January and February represent the high point in a series of
mobilisations that have taken place since the end of 2005.
The Communist League of Action has published a reply to the leadership of the Democratic Path in Morocco. The Democratic Path, the main left-wing party in Morocco and inheritor of the old Marxist-Leninist left, has recently called for negotiations to resolve the question of the Western Sahara. The purpose of CLAâ€™s critique is to arm the new generation of socialist activists with a clear Marxist understanding of the question of the Western Sahara and the national question in general.
The National Union of Moroccan students
recently organised a week of political and cultural activities with the aim of reaching
new layers of youth with their ideas. From meetings to film shows, the National
Union was able to explain their ideas and discuss current events in Latin America and the world with a wide layer of
Yesterday a newly
formed Moroccan Marxist group was publicly launched on the website
www.marxy.com. The group, called the Communist League of Action, brings
together students and young workers from different towns in the country.