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South Africa: Marikana massacre exposes the betrayal of the ANC

South African state prosecutors tried to charge 270 miners with the murder of 34 of their fellow workers. To do this it used a piece of Apartheid law called “common…

Condemn the Marikana massacre – unite to win demands

  Statement of the League for the Fifth International 20 August 2012 The League for the Fifth International condemns the brutal massacre – reminiscent of the Apartheid era – of…

Egypt: elections open road to counter-revolution

By Marcus Halaby The principal demand of the February 2011 protests that marked the beginning of Egypt’s revolution was for President Hosni Mubarak’s immediate resignation To many, it therefore looks…

Why socialists shouldn’t vote for the Muslim Brotherhood

After a heavily contested first round, the Egyptian presidential election came down to a run-off between two candidates, representing two wings of the same ruling class. As we go to…

Nigeria: cut in fuel subsidy sparks general strike

Millions of people in Nigeria took action against the government’s cut in fuel subsidies, writes Dave Stockton, but the union leaders have betrayed them…

Egyptian workers fight for their rights

Since the fall of Mubarak, workers have taken their chance to launch strikes and protests over both political issues and working conditions. There have been strikes of telecoms workers against…

Libya – the struggle continues

Gaddafi has been toppled from power, but the fight for the future of Libya continues. Dave Stockton looks at the growing conflicts amongst the anti-Gaddafi forces.…

Protesters storm the Israeli embassy

Protests have mushroomed since Israel’s killing of five Egyptian soldiers in mid-August, when Israeli security forces breached Egyptian territory in pursuit of Islamist militants allegedly responsible for a series of…

Mass strikes in Egypt can reignite the revolution

Massive strikes by workers have broken out across Egypt, reports Marcus Halaby. This opens up a new phase of the revolution as Egypt heads towards its first post-Mubarak elections in…

Who really beat Qaddafi?

This piece at the Daily Kos looks at the clamour of western powers to claim victory for the Libyan Revolution in order to increase their control of the country into…

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