Mantashe’s fear and loathing PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:28

Gwede Mantashe, general secretary of the ANC, in a new opinion piece published in the Mail & Guardian (18 July 2014), attacks the Workers & Socialist Party (WASP), the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), one of the founders of WASP, and Liv Shange, a leader in both organisations, yet again. Mantashe fears the DSM and WASP because we demonstrate the clearest understanding of the processes under way in society that point to the inevitable break between the working class majority of South Africa and the ANC. Mantashe loathes DSM because of all the forces on the left, we drew the conclusion earliest, and have since articulated it most clearly, that the working class must set about the task of building its own party – a mass workers’ party on a socialist programme. Mantashe loathes DSM because we have acted upon that conclusion in the founding of WASP, attempting to draw together the forces that could lay the foundations of such a party. And in co-founding WASP, we have helped accelerate the process further by influencing the debates now taking place in Numsa and concentrating the minds of the founders of the Economic Freedom Fighters to take the plunge, demonstrating the rotten-ripeness of an idea whose time has come.

But going further back in time, the spectre of the Marxist Workers...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 14:17
2014: Redrawing of the political landscape underway PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 January 2014 06:20

The strike wave in the mining sector in 2012 – which came to international attention in the atrocity of the Marikana massacre – was the opening battle in a new phase of the class struggle which is redrawing the...

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014 10:56
Mandela’s Legacy PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 06 December 2013 19:15

The Democratic Socialist Movement offers condolences to the Mandela family and all those in South Africa and internationally who are mourning the passing of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Mandela is a symbol of the struggles and sacrifices of millions over decades to end apartheid and win democracy. The hopes and...

Last Updated on Monday, 09 December 2013 14:37
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Wednesday, 02 October 2013 10:35

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) condemns the police murder of seventeen-year-old Nqobile Nzuza. She was shot in the head and back with sharp ammunition on...

TOYOTA Workers Demands to the NUMSA President PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 September 2013 15:30

The Democratic Socialist Movement here publishes an account by workers at the Toyota Prospecton plant outside Durban. At the time of writing, Monday September 9, the Prospecton workers are continuing the strike, still awaiting the NUMSA president’s promised report-back. The NUMSA leadership has told the workers that their continued strike action is illegal. More updates to follow.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 September 2013 15:52
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