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 social and political landscape of South Africa. If Marikana was the earthquake, then the decision at the recent special congress of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) to withdraw support for the governing African National Congress (ANC) was an aftershock at least equal in intensity to the original tremor.

 

The abandonment of the ANC by swathes of the working class is a process that has been underway for an entire period. It is rooted in the compromise made by the ANC in the negotiations that ended the racist...

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014 10:56
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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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THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST MOVEMENT CONDEMNS THE POLICE MURDER OF NQOBILE NZUZA PDF Print E-mail
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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...

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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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HANDS OFF ABAHLALI! DOWN WITH CORRUPTION AND REPRESSION! FOR DEMOCRATICALLY PLANNED DEVELOPMENT! PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 12:30

WASP/DSM Statement of Solidarity with Abahlali 4 September 2013

The Workers and Socialist Party (WASP) condemns the latest acts of repression – ANC-instigated evictions of and assault on Abahlali baseMjondolo members – in Cato Crest in the strongest terms. We urge all progressive organisations and individuals to stand in solidarity Abahlali. This attack is the latest in a long history of repression and harassment against Abahlali and other progressive organisations...

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After Marikana: The way forward for the mineworkers