National Sections of the L5I:

Africa

Algeria: state of siege

Algeria won its independence from France in 1962. Today the tanks that are patrolling the streets of the capital, Algiers, are there on orders from the leaders of the National Liberation Front which led the struggle against the French. Algeria, as Emile Gallet explains, has become a classic example of imperialism’s new policy of “militarised democracy” in the semi-colonies. Read more...

Stalinism and the Derg

With the new Ethiopian government still trying to establish its authority over the whole of the country and discussing plans for a “return to democracy”, Andy Simmons examines the lessons to be drawn from the revolutionary overthrow of the Emperor Haile Selassie in 1974 and the dictatorship that followed it. Read more...

South Africa: No to a negotiated settlement! Fight ANC betrayal

Resolution adopted by the International Executive Committee of the LRCI, 4 March 1990

The release of Nelson Mandela has focused the attention of the world upon South Africa in a way not seen since the revolutionary situation of 1984-86. But this time we are not faced with workers’ strikes or uprisings in the townships. Rather, we have the spectacle of the ANC preparing to sell a “negotiated settlement” to the black masses. This is nothing short of a betrayal of the South African workers and should be branded as such. The current stage of the struggle in South Africa is dominated by the ANC’s perspective that apartheid can be abolished peacefully through negotiations with the white supremacist South African government. This policy holds grave dangers for the black masses of South Africa. Read more...

South Africa since the State of Emergency

Sue Thomas makes an assessment and examines the current debates going on in the ANC Read more...

Apartheid: from resistance to revolution

Introduction Read more...

The South African working class

What role can the South African working class play in the fight against the Apartheid state? By Sue Thomas Read more...

The Crisis of leadership

Stuart King argues that the ANC cannot provide a real revolutionary leadership to the oppressed Black population of South Africa Read more...

The National Question

Dave Stockton looks at the National question in South Africa Read more...

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