latest issue of Die Werker
In this issue:
The discrimination against the San continues unabated.
Organisation and program in place of hopelessness – Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party launched in South Africa
Message from the WRP to the SRWP.
Birth of the United Seafarer’s Association.
The Committee of Parents petition the United Nations High Commission for Refugees for accounting on the atrocities committed against Namibian refugees.
Where have all the trains gone?
TSUMEB: The Endobo Hostel fraud.
Workers Advice Centre pledges to join SAFTU in the giant federation’s fight against the organised criminality of the First National Bank.
TCL miners resume their struggle for their stolen pensions.
Show Us What You’ve Got!
Bob Archer replies on behalf of WIRFI to The Socialist Revolutionary Workers’ Party: A major distraction, by John Appolis.
(available in pamphlet form)
The forthcoming Launch Congress of the Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party in South Africa throws down a significant challenge to intellectual Marxists.
Here is an embryo party which assembled over 1,000 activists in a pre-launch congress in December 2018, proclaims that its aim is to lead the fight of the working class against the bourgeoisie and their political allies, and proudly inscribes on its banner adherence to the revolutionary thought of Marx and Lenin.
To show they mean what they say, the forces in the leadership of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), which initiated this work, have spent 5 years systematically preparing the ground to launch this party.
It was the state-sponsored murder of striking miners at Marikana in July 2012 which dramatically laid bare the reality of society and politics in post-apartheid South Africa. Up to that point the alliance of South African Communist Party (SACP), African National Congress (ANC) and Confederation of South African Trades Unions (Cosatu) had justified and dominated a liberation (in the early 1990s) which has worked less and less for the benefit of the South African masses and more and more in the interests of a small group of black bourgeois and global capital. Continue reading