For the third election in succession, the Robert Mugabe-led Zimbabwe
African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) has thwarted the will
of the people and retained power through rigged elections. This time it
obtained a ’landslide’ - 78 out of the 120 seats contested.
From the international theme, another world is possible, social
movements and civil society organizations in Africa, its regions and
countries have adopted same slogan. They say: another Africa is
possible; another West Africa is possible. Or another Nigeria is
possible, another Zimbabwe is possible etc.
50 years ago saw the outbreak of the Algerian revolution against French
imperialism. But the fruits of that successful revolution have been
stolen by the FLN regime and denied to the country’s workers and youth.
Today’s conditions are preparing the ground for a new social explosion.
For the sixth time since June 2000 and for third time in year 2004
alone, the working people of Nigeria have resoundingly through
nationwide general strikes and protests, expressed their total objection
to the pro-rich, anti-poor neo-liberal policies of the Olusegun Obasanjo
capitalist government. In this regard, the...