SOUTH AFRICA 24 April 2002. A giant faced a dying man in court. The
giant told the man that he could not have the lifesaving drugs he needed
because it had profits to protect. The giant was GlaxoSmithKline (GSK),
the second biggest pharmaceutical company in the world.
NIGERIA IS a neo-colonial country under the shackles of imperialism and
its multinational agents. Women in Nigeria are marginalised and
oppressed, as are women in capitalist society generally. Women are
doubly oppressed, first as workers whose employers seek to maximise
profit by exploiting their labour power, and...
Alexandra Kollantai is probably the best-known woman among Russian
revolutionaries, the first woman elected as a full member of the
Bolshevik central committee and the first female commissar (minister)
elected after the October 1917 revolution.
International Women’s Day, 8 March, is commemorated this year on the eve
of war. Such a horrific prospect brings into sharp relief all that is
rotten in today’s world. But it must not prevent us from commemorating
the historic struggles of women throughout the world for their rights -
in the workplace, in...
The magnificent demonstrations on 15 February brought millions onto the
streets in well over 600 cities in every country and continent
imaginable. In the future this will be seen as a line, which separated
two historical periods of time. The first was marked by the euphoric
triumphalism of capitalism and imperialism...
FOR MOST of the 1990s the capitalists believed that in globalisation and
the neo-liberal economic model, they had discovered a new elixir of life
for their system. Exaggerated claims were made that new technologies had
created a ’productivity miracle’, while Wall Street’s pet economists
The World Congress is a unique opportunity to discuss and clarify our
ideas and perspectives. This week we have had excellent Congress
sessions. They have shown an outstanding political level. Now we must
turn to the party building work that flows from these discussions. In
other words, we have to examine the nuts and...
The months following the 9/11 attacks and the US victory in Afghanistan
were a difficult period for socialists in the US as a tidal wave of
nationalism, racism, and support for Bush swept across the country. This
was brought to a head when, with the US victory in Afghanistan, the
anti-war movement collapsed....
The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) held its recent Congress in
Durban, KwaZulu/Natal on 5 and 6 October 2002. Forty-five delegates,
overwhelmingly working class youth representing the four most important
provinces, Gauteng, the Western and Eastern Cape and KwaZulu/Natal,