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21 January 2009

Exiled Zimbabweans demand Brown acts

OVER 400 Zimbabweans in the UK demonstrated outside Downing Street, London, on 13 January. The singing and dancing protesters waved placards saying: "Mr Brown: Allow Zimbabweans to work and pay taxes"...

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2 July 2008

Mugabe clique tightens its grip on Zimbabwe

DESPITE MORGAN Tsvangirai's decision to pull out of the second 'run-off' round of Zimbabwe's presidential elections, 'voting' proceeded last week with Robert Mugabe as the only candidate, writes Keith Pattendon.

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25 June 2008

Zimbabwe: Mugabe's militias crush his political opponents

WITH ONLY days remaining before Zimbabwe's re-run presidential election, Morgan Tsvangirai, the opposition candidate of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), has announced he is pulling out of the contest, citing the use of widespread violence against his supporters by Zanu-PF militias allied to the incumbent president, Robert Mugabe. Dave Carr writes.

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28 May 2008

South Africa: Attacks on refugees and migrants reveal capitalism's barbaric underbelly

THE WAVE of xenophobic pogroms which have swept through the squatter camps adjoining black townships around Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, has so far claimed more than 50 lives and has left over 80,000 homeless. Weizmann Hamilton, of the Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI, South Africa) reports on the current crisis and the issues underlying it.

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22 April 2008

Zimbabwe: Workers' strength stops arms shipment

WITH SOUTH Africa's ANC (African National Congress) government split over its attitude towards the Mugabe regime in neighbouring Zimbabwe, South African trade unionists used their strength decisively to act against the regim, writes Keith Dickinson.

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8 April 2008

Zimbabwe: Mugabe plans to steal election

ZIMBABWE'S RULING Zanu-PF party has called for a recount of the votes from the 29 March presidential election - even though the electoral commission has still, after more than one week, to release the figures! Dave Carr writes.

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12 March 2008

World's poor hit by rocketing food prices

ONE IN six of the world's population (854 million) do not have enough food to eat. Every year, despite the recent boom in the world economy, another four million are added to this total.

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12 April 2007

Zimbabwe: State thugs crackdown on protests

Economic meltdown pushes masses to the edge: AN ACUTE political, economic and social crisis is gripping Zimbabwe. With mass unemployment, hyper-inflation and crumbling services, Zimbabwe's trade...

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16 June 2005

Mugabe tightens his grip on Zimbabwe

FOLLOWING ZIMBABWE'S 31 March general election in which the ruling Zanu-PF party won a "landslide victory," President Robert Mugabe has unleashed armed police against street traders and shanty town...

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7 April 2005

Zimbabwe election: "The greatest fraud of 2005"

FOR THE third election in succession, the Robert Mugabe-led Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) has thwarted the will of the people and retained power through rigged elections...

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30 June 2000

Mugabe's iron grip weakened

THE FINAL results of the Zimbabwe election were coming in as The Socialist went to press. It looked most likely that Mugabe's ZANU-PF would cling to power on the basis of 'radical' rhetoric and widespread...

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28 April 2000

Zimbabwe: A Desperate Regime

ON 18 April Zimbabwe marked 20 years of independence but most Zimbabweans had little to celebrate. The economy is in ruins, there is mass unemployment and poverty. But there is also a growing opposition...

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