africa

Nigerian fury at naked police violence

December 2020

Huge anti-government protests have rocked Africa’s most populous nation over its notorious police group, SARS, with protests erupting in support in the U.S. and England.

As Sahara grows, Africa’s land and people suffer

April 2017

Planet Earth is changing in many perilous ways. One of the most damaging shifts is desertification, which is essentially the expansion of barren desert climates. Nowhere is this desolation a more serious crisis than in the Sahel region of Africa, the latitudinal zone where the Sahara Desert gradually transitions to the tropical climates of the… Read more »

Durham-López campaign statement: Labor Day 2012 – Stand in solidarity with the Lonmin miners of South Africa

August 31, 2012

This Labor Day, we honor the 34 South African platinum miners so recently killed in cold blood by police while fighting for decent wages and safe working conditions. They were among 3,000 rock drill operators at the Lonmin-owned mine in Marikana who went out on a wildcat strike under the banner of an independent union,… Read more »

Let us return to the source! In quest of a humanism for the 21st century

February 11, 2010

Alexander is a long-time Trotskyist socialist who was imprisoned with Mandela and is a leader of the Workers Organization for Socialist Action (South Africa) in Cape Town. This address was delivered on the occasion of the Annual Sipho Maseko Memorial Lecture, University of the Western Cape, 8 October 2009. I It was with much pleasure… Read more »