Saturday 26th April 2014
Comrades, its once again the time to dig deep. Things are beginning to change. The ANC’s hegemony is eroding. Corruption, cronyism, the Marikana massacre and an upturn in working class struggle is rapidly changing the situation. We are entering a new period where great opportunities exist for the recomposition of the labour movement, for uniting workplace and community struggles and to create a dynamic towards the formation of a genuine left alternative to the ANC with strong roots in the working class.
The crisis in COSATU and the decision by NUMSA, COSATU’s biggest affiliate, to initiate the building of a mass united front and a movement for socialism is a massive game-changer.
To realise the opportunities of the new political situation there is much to be done:
Firstly, we need to mobilise massive solidarity with the 80 000 striking platinum mineworkers. The strike is at a critical point. Workers have been on strike ...