The Only Road for Africa – and the World

By NAT WEINSTEIN Imperialism’s relentless super-exploitation and oppression of the people of the neo-colonial world has steadily reduced the 4.75 billion human beings in Africa, Asia, and Latin America down to the lowest depths of poverty. That means that the great majority of this planet’s 6 billion souls live as though scientific, technological, and economic…

Apartheid is Still Alive in South Africa

By CHARLIE VAN GELDEREN When the South African freedom fighters were still battling against apartheid, a dispute arose inside the Fourth International. Jack Barnes and the hijacked Socialist Workers Party in the United States argued that the ANC’s Freedom Charter was the program which would lead to the end of apartheid. It is useful to…

Strike Hits South Africa

In the largest labor action since apartheid ended, hundreds of thousands of public workers held a one-day strike on Aug. 24. The action was a sharp rebuke to the newly elected African National Congress (ANC) government of Thabo Mbeki. Twelve unions-representing over 800,000 workers-took part. They included affiliates of the Congress of South African Trade…

After Mandela, Will the ANC Deliver?

By CHARLIE VAN GELDEREN South Africa’s second election on a full non-racial franchise has resulted in an overwhelming victory for the ANC slate, led by Thabo Mbeki, achieving an even bigger victory than Mandela’s in 1994. The ANC, with 66.4 per cent of the vote, fell short of its target of a two-thirds majority. That…

After Mandela, Will the ANC Deliver?

  By CHARLIE VAN GELDEREN South Africa’s second election on a full non-racial franchise has resulted in an overwhelming victory for the ANC slate, led by Thabo Mbeki, achieving an even bigger victory than Mandela’s in 1994. The ANC, with 66.4 per cent of the vote, fell short of its target of a two-thirds majority.…

Imperialism and Genocide in Namibia

By TOM SANDERS How did Adolph Hitler acquire many of his racist ideas? Strangely enough they came out of Africa in the form of a book written by Eugen Fischer, a prominent German scientist, who went to Namibia (South West Africa) in 1904 and made a study of the mixed ethnic children of German men…

Zimbabwe Torn by Western Banks, Corruption

By JOHN RUHLAND HARARE, Zimbabwe-People in this country warn that speaking out against the government may lead to one’s disappearance, but this does not prevent people from discussing the corruption of President Mugabe’s administration. The consensus is that Mugabe’s days are numbered, and he is busy consolidating the great personal wealth he squeezed out of…