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BALANÇO DAS ELEIÇÕES: A FALÊNCIA DA ESQUERDA E A NECESSIDADE DE UMA DIREÇÃO REVOLUCIONÁRIA — Grupo de Trabalhadores Revolucionários

11 Dec

A ascensão da extrema direita e a eleição de uma figura bonapartista como Bolsonaro são resultado do agravamento da crise do capitalismo no Brasil. Significa o esgotamento do Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT) e a Frente Popular (FP) na sua função de pacificação dos trabalhadores que lutam contra os ataques da burguesia e o imperialismo. O […]

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STATEMENT ON ZCTU ARRESTS — RWG Zimbabwe

13 Oct

HANDS OFF WORKERS! DEFEND THE RIGHT TO PROTEST! FOR WORKERS’ ORGANISED SELF- DEFENCE! FOR A GENERAL STRIKE NOW! The Zimbabwean police on Thursday assaulted and arrested more than 35 trade union leaders, activists and workers across the country allegedly for holding an illegal demonstration centrally against a 2% tax on electronic transfers. As we write […]

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RWG(ZIM) ON VENDORS

19 Sep

HANDS OFF VENDORS! ORGANISE TO DEFEND VENDORS!

From Saturday the 15th of September the Harare Municipality police, backed by the national police launched a sweeping and protracted assault on vendors in the city center as well as in the suburbs of Harare ostensibly in order to curb the spread of cholera which has claimed well over 50 lives around the country and affected thousands others. The operation, soon after the elections on going and has led to running battles between the police and vendors who are struggling to survive.

The reason being given by both the local and central governments is that vendors are causing the spread of cholera. This is far from the truth: The real reasons for the brutal attacks on the livelihoods of the unemployed are the dictates of capital. Big shop owners and capitalists are demanding that the informal sector be “regularized” i.e. forced out of direct competition with big business. Capital in its decaying phase makes many workers redundant and at the same time denies them even the most decent way to earn a living. The attack on the vendors is part of a general austerity drive by the incoming government, alongside the opposition controlled city authorities, attacking workers, poor peasants, urban poor and youths.

In order to defeat the government statements are not enough. We must organize solidarity in the streets to defend the poor trying to feed their families. Workers should defend their class brothers and sisters by calling for a strike in solidarity with the vendors and informal traders under attack by the state.

– The government and city municipalities must stop the attack on the vendors!
-Against unemployment and destitution we demand a sliding scale of working hours to provide decent jobs for all through massive public works programs to provide housing, education and medical care for all!
-Organise the unorganised! Form unions of the unemployed as fully affiliated unions!
-A living Wage! Workers fight for a living wage and better working conditions through mass action controlled by ordinary workers!
-Against the ever rising prices and inflation we demand a sliding scale of wages!
-For free, comprehensive and secular education for all!
-Workers take back your unions!
-Militant workers to form class struggle caucuses in the unions to fight for this program!
-The government must stop the attack on the vendors!
-Workers to form strike committees to lead the resistance to the growing attacks on the wages and working conditions of the poor and the livelihood of the majority poor!
-Workers to form workers defence guards for defence against state violence!
-A national strike committee to organise and plan for a general strike!
– For a workers government on the basis of the armed people to implement decisions that benefit the workers and the poor!
-Nationalisation of all companies without indemnification to the big shareholders under workers control!
-Land to be distributed to all poor peasants together with a state bank to provide inputs to all small farmers!
-A workers state that defends workers, peasants and the poor masses against the local and foreign capitalists!
-An African socialist revolution as part of the international revolution that alone can guarantee a better life for all!
-A new WORLD PARTY of socialist revolution based on the TRANSITIONAL PROGRAM of 1938 to lead the revolution to end capitalism and open the road to socialism!
Revolutionary Workers Group of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe section of the Liaison Committee of Communists)

19 September 2018
Harare Zimbabwe

REVOLUTIONARY WORKER

14 May

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RWG Zimbabwe on teachers’ strike

4 May

VICTORY TO THE TEACHERS! ALL CIVIL SERVANTS OUT! FORWARD TO AN INDEFINITE GENERAL STRIKE NOW! Zimbabwe teachers in the public sector, through their unions, have resolved to go on strike from the 8th of May 2018 when schools open for the second term. The unions, in a rare show of unity, are organising under the […]

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LCC May Day Statement

30 Apr

May Day! Workers of the World Unite to Smash Fascism and Imperialism! End Capitalism and Build Socialism to Stop Climate Catastrophe! Comrades, International Workers Day, or Mayday, has been celebrated since 1886, three years after the death of Marx. But what are we celebrating? This year is 200 years since Marx’s birth, 180 years since […]

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RWG Statement on ZESA Protests

11 Feb

ZESA WORKERS PROTEST: FOR AN ALL OUT STRIKE!
SOLIDARITY WITH ZESA WORKERS!

On the 9th of February 2018 workers from the parastatal sole energy entity, the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA), staged a lunch time protest at the company’s offices in Harare demanding the payment of their outstanding salaries dating back to as far as 2012.It is commendable that the two unions representing workers in the sector, ZEWU and NEWUZ, are united in leading the workers. Workers are also demanding an end to corruption that has plagued the company leading to the failure to pay workers in blatant disregard to a 2012 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).The Revolutionary Workers Group of Zimbabwe (RWG-Z) supports the call to action but urge the workers and unions to embark on an all-out and indefinite strike action that alone can conquer their demands. That’s the only action that the bosses and the state understand. Further, we call for solidarity action from workers and poor masses. We call for:

-An all-out strike and solidarity action to defeat the bosses of ZESA!
-Payment of all outstanding wages and timely payment of wages!
-A living Wage! Workers fight for a living wage and better working conditions through mass action controlled by ordinary workers!
-Nationalisation of ZESA and all companies without indemnification to the big shareholders under workers control!
-A sliding scale of wages and prices and employment for all who can work; working conditions should improve for all workers!
-Organise the unorganised! Form unions of the unemployed as fully affiliated unions!
-Workers take back your unions!
-Militant workers to form class struggle caucuses in the unions to fight for this program!
-The introduction of state projects to employ all the unemployed; the government must stop the attack on the vendors!
-Land to be distributed to all poor peasants together with a state bank to provide inputs to all small farmers!
-Workers to form strike committees to lead the resistance to the growing attacks on the wages and working conditions of the poor and the livelihood of the majority poor!
-Workers to form workers defence guards for defence against state violence!
-A workers state that defends workers, peasants and the poor masses against the local and foreign capitalists!
-An African socialist revolution as part of the international revolution that alone can guarantee a better life for all!
-A new WORLD PARTY of socialist revolution based on the TRANSITIONAL PROGRAM of 1938 to lead the revolution to end capitalism and open the road to socialism!

Revolutionary Workers Group of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe section of the LCC)
11 February 2018