Organise a National Stay-away to Keep Schools Closed

Schools Stay Closed Until It's Safe

Teachers, support workers, and communities should decide how and when schools open Statement by WASP In response to the ministerial announcement by Angie Motshekga that schools will reopen from 1 June, a majority of existing teacher unions SADTU, NAPTOSA, PEU, NATU, and SAOU, have released a joint statement instructing their members to not enter schools that are unsafe. According toRead the rest of this page »


May Day: A Time to Strike Back

A Fighting Strategy For Workers Under Pandemic

Statement by WASP In 1894, socialist Rosa Luxemburg wrote an article on the origins of May Day . It stated: “The first of May demanded the introduction of the eight-hour day. But even after this goal was reached, May Day was not given up. As long as the struggle of the workers against the bourgeoisie and the ruling class continues,Read the rest of this page »


Capitalism is the Virus: Socialism is the Only Cure

CAPITALISM IS THE VIRUS: SOCIALISM IS THE ONLY CURE

Five Reasons To Fight for a Socialist World in 2020 — Five reasons to join the ISA May Day statement from our world organisation, International Socialist Alternative May Day — International Workers’ Day this year has a special significance at a time when the world is in the grip of the Coronavirus and facing perhaps the worst economic crisis forRead the rest of this page »


Now is the Time for Revolution, not Reformism

written by Mametlwe Sebei The COVID-19 pandemic has ignited a global public health crisis without precedence in living memory. The worldwide personal suffering and misery is incalculable: tragic loss of life, untold emotional torment and pain of survivors, terror and fear of starvation, enormous losses of income for many struggling for survival under lockdowns and curfews. The social and economicRead the rest of this page »


The sex industry: the ultimate commodification

Rosa International Socialist Feminists

by Phemelo Motseokae Featured in our uManyano lwaBasebenzi publication Capitalism works by turning eve­rything in the world into commodi­ties. In the sex industry – strip clubs, pornography, prostitution – commo­dification is extended to women’s bo­dies and, as such, their very beings. Commodification is also reflected in the tendency for sexual relations ge­nerally to take a transactional form, with men buying the powerRead the rest of this page »


Climate Change: here and now for the working class

System Change not Climate Change!

by Rob Krause Featured in our uManyano lwaBasebenzi publication Climate change is rapidly approaching tipping points beyond which irreversible damage will be done to ecosystems and humans could join the list of endangered species. Climate change continues to be discussed as a technical scientific issue and as a threat of the near future, rather than a crisis produced by capitalism which impactsRead the rest of this page »


Editorial: uManyano lwaBasebenzi Issue #2

Originally published 18. March 2020 Dear Reader, Issue #2 of uManyano lwaBasebenzi is going to print as South Africa and the world is further engulfed in crises sparked by the Coronavirus pandemic every day. It is clear we are at the beginning of a monumental historical turning point. Stock exchanges have woken up to reality. The Dow Jones in theRead the rest of this page »


Film Review: Hustlers – Capitalism is an illness

by Phemelo Motseokae Part of Karl’s Korner, featured in our uManyano lwaBasebenzi publication Warning: Spoilers Below Hustlers (2019), a film based on a true story, gives audiences a view of the multi-billion dollar strip club industry. Similar to other enterprises under capitalism in the USA, strip clubs treat dancers as independent contractors. Strippers keep a relatively small portion of the money ‘rained’Read the rest of this page »


Jobs bloodbath: Time for worker control!

by Ferron Pedro Featured in our latest uManyano lwaBasebenzi publication #2 Capitalist economists claim that retrenchments are an unfortunate consequence of an economy in recession. They argue too many workers in government mean it can’t pay its debts and if we don’t retrench some workers, businesses will fold. We must not accept this logic. It is not workers who have failed the economy,Read the rest of this page »


World Congress: CWI Majority becomes International Socialist Alternative

by Phemelo Motseokae Featured in our latest uManyano lwaBasebenzi publication #2 In the past year, a shift in the shaky state of capitalism saw widespread mass struggles and advancing consciousness – growing anti-capitalist sentiment and internationalism. Worldwide, radicalised layers of women and youth took on struggles more militantly. During this time, WASP’s international party, the CWI, had an internal crisis with long andRead the rest of this page »