Unite all Struggles Around A Launch Date for Workers Party
On 10 and 11 May (provisionally), nearly three since it first met, the Working Class Summit (WCS) will reconvene. This has the potential to be an enormous step-forward for the working class, one for which the MWP has campaigned for more than two years.
Saftu convened the original WCS in July 2018. 1,000 delegates attended representing 147 working class organisations drawn from trade unions, other worker campaigns, community groups and youth structures. At the time we described this gathering as “an historic step forward”. [click to read more]
City Press Editor Mondli Makhanya’s article “Beware the Entryists of the ANC” reflects the growing alarm within society over the threats posed by the ANC’s RET faction. … Makhanya seizes upon an entirely superficial analysis, drawing a parallel between the reactionary political activities of the RET faction and the Marxist Workers Tendency of the ANC (MWT), forerunner of the MWP. By binding them together in the equivalent of a “doctrine of common purpose” to take over the ANC through the crime of “entryism” – he sows confusion. [click to read more]
We believe that the vast majority of students will be watching the protests with sympathy, hoping for victories, but will be completely repulsed by the political affiliation and methods of those currently dominating the leadership.
Those students watching with itchy feet, eager to hit the streets, but currently holding back, as well as any genuine activists in Sasco, EFFSC etc. must make the call for the building of a new and independent mass socialist student and youth movement. This is the unfinished business of 2015’s #FeesMustFall. [click to read more]
There is no absence of struggles, even in the time of Covid, which display elements of revolution. Again and again working class women are at the forefront. [click to read more]
A campaign led by women trade unionists will fill the struggle against GBV with the class content it lacked in the pre-pandemic protests. A conscious turn must be made to that layer of women workers already in the forefront of struggle. [click to read more]
In the Marxist Workers Party we argue that the many women and young people radicalised by the struggle against gender oppression and GBV should look towards a united movement of the working class. It is only the working class which has the power to fundamentally transform society, abolishing capitalism and the class inequalities that gender oppression is rooted in. [click to read more]
The fragmentation of the working class that is developing as a result of the jobs bloodbath needs to be stopped in its tracks with a programme of action that can unite the working class. The core idea must be that the working class will not be made to endure poverty because of capitalism’s crisis. The demand on the bosses and their politicians must be: JOBS FOR ALL! This must be accompanied by the demands that the SOCIAL RELIEF OF DISTRESS GRANT IS MADE PERMANENT AND INCREASED TO R3,500 PER MONTH and THE MINIMUM WAGE IS INCREASED TO R12,500 PER MONTH. [click to read more]
A forerunner of the MWP, the Marxist Workers Tendency was an organised revolutionary Marxist/Trotskyist group that operated inside the ANC during the apartheid years. Active both in exile and within South Africa the MWT was an affiliate of the Committee for a Workers International, participating with them in the struggle for socialism worldwide. [click to read more]
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