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Posted on 22 March 2013 at 10:30 GMT

Launch of WASP, 21.3.13, photo S Figg

Launch of WASP, 21.3.13, photo S Figg   (Click to enlarge)

Workers and Socialist Party launched in South Africa

Over 500 Tshwane workers, mineworkers' delegates, trade union and community activists packed Lucas Van Den Bergh Community Hall in Pretoria for the launch of the new Workers and Socialist Party.

For CWI report see:

http://www.socialistworld.net/index.php/6223


South African media:

http://www.citypress.co.za/politics/new-political-party-takes-off

http://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/wasp-takes-off-in-pretoria-1.1490209

http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2013/03/22/marikana-births-new-party

http://www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2013/03/20/new-socialist-party-wasp-to-be-launched

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Coronavirus crisis - Finance appeal

The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.

The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.

  • The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
  • Our 'fighting coronavirus workers' charter', outlines a programme to combat the virus and protect workers' living conditions.
  • When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
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