Further to yesterday's report, we publish some pictures of theÂ demonstration in support of the
political prisoners of KK yesterday in front of the court. The sit-in was composed of young left wing activists, members of the union,
of the ANCDM (the unemployed youth association), of the AMDH (the Human
Rights Association) and of activists of the youthÂ of Voie Democratique.
A number of left-wing
activists have been arrested and sentenced to severe terms in prison in Morocco. The
regime is cracking down because there is a growing wave of militancy in the
country. Please sign and send off the protest letter here provided.
For the first time in years there was one joint Mayday rally
of all the trade unions. The Marxists intervened successfully in spite of
attempts by the police to stop the distribution of material. Meanwhile the
petit bourgeois left are once again making the same mistakes as in the past by
mouthing the same slogans as the bourgeois “opposition”.
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.