Coronavirus

COVID-19 #3: Crisis Shakes Chinese Regime

China is a vast country, with the biggest population in the world, but one in which a multi-million state machine stifles initiative and fears the voice of the people. A small but very rich capitalist elite rules in the name of ‘communism’ but generally operates according to the laws of the market. [click to read more]

Cuba’s Medical Brigade & “Socialist” Cuba

Comment & Analysis

On 27 April, 217 Cuban health workers arrived in South Africa to assist in the fight against Covid-19.
Across the left there has been a stampede to praise “socialist” Cuba. But there has been little said of any substance. However the history of Cuba since 1959 is full of lessons for workers and young people, especially in the neo-colonial world. [click to read more]

SAA: A Warning to the Working Class

SAA

Whilst South Africa has been on a lockdown, aeroplanes grounded and at least one airline liquidated across the world, the struggle for the future of South African Airways has continued. Under the whip of big business, government is set to take full advantage of the global aviation industry crisis the pandemic has triggered. They want to break the workers’ resistance, bury SAA and create a new privately-owned entity parasiting on the state. We believe that the rhetoric in the Numsa leadership’s latest statements on SAA cannot hide the fundamental retreat they have made in the five months since the strike ended. Unfortunately they still do not put forward a genuine alternative a struggle. [click to read more]

Capitalism’s ANC Crisis

Capitalism's ANC Crisis

Zuma Ousted

Inside two months following his election as ANC president, Cyril Ramaphosa has realised the ambition he reportedly set himself whilst still at high school – to become the country’s president. [click to read more]

Women’s Struggle

  • 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]

Community Struggle

Zimbabwe

The Struggle Against Apartheid: a Marxist Analysis