Africa

Gasping from out the Shallows: Reflections on revolution in the early twenty-first century

A text by Wayne Spencer giving an overview of struggles in the UK, Poland, South Africa and Italy alongside his reflections on the possibilities for revolution and revolutionary theory in the 21st century.

Somalia: bus drivers on strike

Bus and truck drivers in central Somalia were on strike yesterday following a hike in local taxes

Guinea: General strike ends with appointment of new PM

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Union leaders in Guinea once again suspended a general strike on Tuesday a nationwide strike after President Lansana Conte (pictured) agreed to appoint a new prime minister.

Zimbabwean government to crush any union-led protests

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The Zimbabwe government on Sunday said trade union leaders calling for a national work boycott in April are itching “to start a war” in the country and vowed to sternly deal with them.

The debt crisis, Africa and the new enclosures - Silvia Federici

Guinean general strike continues as martial law relaxed

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Life is slowly returning to relative normality in Guinea now that the government has eased a curfew imposed after nationwide unrest, but the general strike is ongoing.

Unprecedented strike wave sweeps Egypt

Striking truck drivers blocked the Cairo-Ain Sokhna Highway, a major transport route, on 5 February

A wave of unprecedented strikes by disgruntled workers has swept Egypt this week.

Cape Town: Community condemns police arrests of shack dweller youths

The shack dwellers of Civic Road near Parkwood, Cape Town, are angered that youth from the shacks are being subjected to repeated police harassment and arrests by the Grassy Park SAPS.

23 dead in continued clashes in Guinea strike

23 people have been reported dead after further clashes between striking workers and goverment forces in Guinea.