Workers International Vanguard League/Party condemns, in the strongest terms, the march by the Mamelodi Concerned Residents scheduled for Pretoria/Tshwane on Friday 24th February 2017.
Each time the class struggle intensifies then suddenly there are spikes in attacks on poor African immigrants. The only ones who gain from this violence when worker fights worker, is the monopoly capitalist class, who continue to plunder the land.
Last year, in July, the UNCTAD published a report stating that since 2000 the gold mines have been carrying off most of their production without declaring it, more than $213 bn (over R2,5 trillion). This is besides what has been stolen for decades by the mining monopolies and banks, through illegal and legal theft, amounting to hundreds of billions every year.
The govt does not stop this theft. If they did, there would be full employment for all, everyone would have decent housing and health care as well as free education from creche to university. The basis for drug abuse and prostitution would be non-existant.
Exploding the myth of Syria being ‘anti-imperialist’ – the working class needs to mobilise independently to seize power
Syria has a population of 21 million, of which about 54% are urbanised. This means that the working class has a much greater weight in the Syrian revolution today than 50 years ago. From the 15th March 2011 up to the current date, much of the urban working class have not participated in the uprising against the Assad Baathist regime. The main reason for this is that the regime has managed to posture as ‘anti-imperialist’. Further, in March the regime gave a 20-30% wage increase to public sector staff and workers to attempt to curb the current revolt. But the central reason why the Assad military dictatorship has managed to sustain