Ben Fine’s article in the Aug-Sept 2011 issue of The Shopsteward reveals that in 2007 alone 20% of GDP was smuggled out of South Africa by Anglo American and other monopolies, through ‘transfer pricing’. This practice has been going on since the days of apartheid and continues every year. Here are the funds not only for full employment, but a decent life for all. There is such abundant wealth that the economic basis for gangsterism would immediately be removed. Yet in many working class townships gangsterism abounds.
know where all the druglords are, but yet most of
them are allowed to operate unhindered. Now the City of
world perspective, the masses are on the march; world capitalism is fighting
for their life; they know that a powerkeg exists
across the country- any issue might spark an uprising similar to the 1980’s.
Thus imperialism uses various tactics to put worker against worker, to
destabilise and terrorise the masses. On the
Now the gangs have attacked Somali and other immigrant spaza shops. Who benefits? In this capitalist world, where the food gangsters (Woolworths, Spar, Shoprite and Pick ‘n Pay) collaborate to keep food prices very high, a small niche has been found by the Somali and other traders who operate on high volume and small mark up. The destruction of these small shops directly benefit the food gangsters as people are forced to shop there. The attacks on small immigrant-owned shops have now spread to Mitchell’s Plain and some other areas which shows that these attacks are being orchestrated on a level much higher than localised gangs. That the DA calls for the army to be brought in to quell gang violence, only hides the complicity of the DA in the systematic violence on the masses. That the Minister of Police, Mthethwa, refuses the deployment of the army and he insists that the police handle gang violence, the same police who are alliance partners with the local gangsters, shows that the ANC is also complicit in keeping the masses destabilised.
As with the
rest of the working class, the masses on the
What is required is the setting up of armed self defence committees by the community in all working class areas. But to root out the big time gangsters, Anglo American and others, we need to mobilise the entire working class to overthrow the capitalist system. Expropriate the big time gangsters, Anglo American and all monopoly capitalists, without compensation, placing these assets under workers control. To fight for workers power , we need a revolutionary working class party, nationally and internationally.
We call for mass march on parliament to demand an end to gangsterism, the arrest of all druglords and the nationalization of the mines.
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