With reference to the various articles in The Cape Argus
Tuesday 20th March 2012, such as '
Was the closure by the DA of the schools in the 'coloured' area not a calculated move to incite the community against the very ones who were leading the fight against the state's failure to provide adequate schooling? For years the ANC and DA have been implementing the plans of the IMF and the World bank for cutting funds to public schools so that more of the wealth could be siphoned off by big capital. This is part of the world offensive by big capital to deliberately cut and privatize public services and resources- especially in a climate that the world economy has been stagnating. Big capital is artificially creating new areas for increasing profits, even if this means devastation for the working class, with overcrowded classes, lack of teachers and lack of adequate facilities. Trillions go to infrastructure that the vast majority of the working class will not benefit from.
The fight by the working class against the collapse of
public schooling and the myth of the Mandela miracle,
is what is at the heart of the real conflict between the community and the state.
It is a fight against the capitalist system. The
Historically imperialism has always played the ‘divide and
rule’ card, artificially creating conflict between Jews and Muslims in
There is a coming by-election and the DA stands to gain if
the community is divided on racial grounds. The DA knows that a perceived
‘coloured’ versus ‘black’ conflict in Grabouw will
reverberate around the
What is needed is for the entire working class in Grabouw to unite across artificial colour lines, to march on central and provincial government to demand adequate, free schooling for all the masses in Grabouw, for an immediate plan to build sufficient classes, with enough staff in Grabouw and all areas that are under-resourced. In fact the entire working class should rally in support of the demands of the masses in Grabouw for free, adequate education for all. If the capitalist system cannot provide adequate housing, education and jobs for all, then let it perish.
Three trillion for capitalist infrastructure- what about us? The government is in the pocket of the 1%, of Anglo American. We need to expropriate Anglo American and other big capitalists to provide free, adequate education, health care and housing for all.
The working class has long been prepared to fight the system but the leadership within Cosatu are the main brake that prevents a united working class defence against the ongoing capitalist onslaught. We need to follow the lead of the workers at Implats who removed their entire leadership in their NUM region and replaced them with independent working class fighters. It is only by breaking with government and severing all links with capital, that the defence of the working class demands and aspirations can take any step forward. Let us advance to the Cosatu congress by sweeping clean the federation of all pro-capitalist leaders.
Workers of the world unite, we have nothing to lose but our chains!
Issued by WIVL 20.3.2012 email: firstname.lastname@example.org ph 0822020617