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.
While promising to meet the unions, the Nigerchin management
is trying to use scan labour to break the strike. On recognising the workers’
right to join any union thy wish they have raised the excuse that they must
first consult with the owners back in China! These workers are fighting
for basic trade union rights. Please support the solidarity campaign and raise
this in your union.
Chemical workers at the
Nigerian company, NIGERCHIN, have come out on an indefinite strike simply to
defend their right to join the trade union of their choice. Trade union
activists and members are being victimised because of this. They need your
support! Raise this issue among your workmates and friends and get letters of
protest sent off.
On February 24, 2004 a large earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter
scale rocked the Rif region in northern Morocco. More than one year
later, hundreds of families continue to live in utter misery. Now other
tremors are hitting the region.
The brutal air strikes on Sudan and Afghanistan constitute a further
sample of the bullying tactics of US imperialism and will be condemned
by activists in the labour movement everywhere. By such means
Washington uses its powerful airforce in order to throw its weight
around and intimidate and blackmail all the peoples of the third world.
This latest escapade is clearly intended for US public opinion, to show
that "something has been done" in relation to the terrorist bombings in
Over recent months, the dramatic plight of the peoples of the Darfur
province of western Sudan has received a great deal of attention from
western governments, politicians, journalists and newscasters.
Unfortunately, there is nothing exceptional about the situation in
Darfur. Throughout the underdeveloped world, and particularly in
Africa, starvation, mass displacement of populations, torture, rape,
pillage and massacres are commonplace.