africa

Freedom Socialist Book Review: We Need New Names, by NoViolet Bulawayo

February 2014

We Need New Names, by NoViolet Bulawayo, is much more than a coming of age story. It’s a tale of savage colonialism, of local tyrants and unremitting droughts and rains, of the shattering pain of having to leave because all things are falling apart. It’s the story of one girl’s unique trajectory that shares common… Read more »

No “good guys” in South Sudan war

April 2014

Two contending world powers, the U. S. and China, are behind the fighting in South Sudan. Their aim is to control access to huge oil reserves there. The U.S. military also wants to increase its presence in Africa, where it is already involved in 49 countries. The conflict also has roots in the colonial era…. Read more »

South Africa unionists break with ANC

December 2014

After 20 years of squandered post-apartheid rule by the African National Congress (ANC), South African unionists are making historic decisions toward their liberation. On October 27, 2014 the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (the country’s largest union, representing auto, steel, and electronics workers), announced its split from the pro-business ANC. With this break… Read more »

South African students stop fee hikes, fight for their future

February 2016

Growing protests against the South African government of the African National Congress (ANC) have spread to campuses. In October 2015, thousands of college students nationwide rallied to stop planned tuition hikes of 10-12 percent. Students at nearly every major university shut down their schools. They engaged campus workers in the struggle and turned #feesmustfall into… Read more »

Your Say

Winter/Spring 2009

The Freedom Socialist Bulletin welcomes your opinions and campaign reports. Send contributions to PO Box 266, West Brunswick Vic 3055. Email: freedom.socialist.bulletin@ozemail.com.au Author’s thanks Thank you for another top notch Freedom Socialist Bulletin. As an American, I really appreciate your in-depth coverage of Australian and Asian issues that we don’t get as much coverage of… Read more »

Stop the Execution of Amina Lawal!

Winter/Spring 2003

In a world smouldering with hotspots, women’s rights are often at the forefront. In Nigeria, the case of Amina Lawal, 31, sentenced to death in March 2002 by an Islamic court for the “crime” of having sex outside marriage, has ignited national and international outrage. She was sentenced to die by stoning in January 2004,… Read more »