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Zimbabwe: Mugabe cracks down on opposition

24 June 2008
The situation in Zimbabwe continued to deteriorate as Socialist Worker went to press.

Zimbabwe regime attacks activists to intimidate opposition

03 June 2008
Zimbabwe’s government is sanctioning attacks on the opposition in the run-up to the country’s presidential election on 27 June.

Police raid Zimbabwe socialists

30 May 2008
The Harare offices of the International Socialist Organisation (ISO) – The Socialist Workers Party's sister organisation in Zimbabwe – were raided yesterday morning by the police.

South Africans march against xenophobia

27 May 2008
Thousands of immigrants, township activists, trade unionists and others took over the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa, last Saturday, carrying placards such as "Xenophobia hurts like apartheid" and "Zimbabwe is my neighbour".

Zimbabwe: General strike as Mugabe clings on to power

15 April 2008
An indefinite general strike was under way in Zimbabwe as Socialist Worker went to press.

It's the beginning of the end for Robert Mugabe

08 April 2008
The outcome of Zimbabwe's elections remains shrouded in uncertainty. But one thing is clear. The country's politics remains dominated, as it has been for the last decade, by the struggle for power between the regime of Robert Mugabe and the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).

Zimbabwe vote puts the country at the crossroads

08 April 2008
The vote of the people of Zimbabwe against president Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party has shown the desire for change in the southern African country.

A long history of British betrayals in Zimbabwe

01 April 2008
The news of Robert Mugabe’s humiliation at the hands of Zimbabwe’s people will no doubt be cheered on by the imperialists in Downing Street and the White House.

Mixed loyalties of the MDC opposition

01 April 2008
The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) was founded in 1999 out of Zimbabwe’s trade union movement. It emerged from a mass struggle against the neoliberal policies of the World Bank.

‘The working class must prepare for a general strike’

01 April 2008
‘It is really exciting that the ruling Zanu-PF party is being challenged, and that the workers and the poor in Zimbabwe have dared to reject its policies.

Revolt from below threatens Mugabe’s stranglehold on Zimbabwe

01 April 2008
As Socialist Worker went to press, it appeared that Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe had lost both the parliamentary and presidential elections in the country by a landslide vote.

Zimbabwe People's Convention offers hope of grassroots resistance

12 February 2008
The Zimbabwe People’s Convention met last week. It was attended by nearly 4,000 delegates from civic groups, trade unions, the Zimbabwe Social Forum and the left.

The brutal and corrupt rule of Ian Smith

27 November 2007
I must acknowledge my debt to Ian Smith, who died last week. I was a teenager in Zimbabwe – then known as Southern Rhodesia – during the years when Smith consolidated white rule that, he said, would last a thousand years.


01 May 2007

Arrests at Zimbabwe power protests

26 April 2007
The "Power to the People" campaign organised by Women of Zimbabwe Arise (Woza) spread to Harare on Monday 23 April. Protesters assembled in the morning and held simultaneous ‘tough love’ protests at offices of state power company, Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa), in Kuwadzana, Warren Park and Zengeza. Over 470 members from 10 different areas of Harare took part.

Zimbabwe: from liberation to dictatorship

10 April 2007
On 18 April 1980 the Union Jack was pulled down, the Zimbabwean flag raised and Bob Marley and the Wailers played live to thousands. Zimbabwe was independent.

Trade unionists protest at Zimbabwe embassy

10 April 2007

Zimbabwe: support for opposition gets results

08 April 2007
The Zimbabwean regime is trying to crack down even harder on workers' opposition. Socialists and trade unionists must redouble their efforts to give solidarity to workers fighting back.

Zimbabwean strike against Mugabe

07 April 2007
Zimbabwean police were mobilised on Tuesday, the first day of a two-day national strike called by the trade unions against growing economic hardship.

Zimbabwe demo called

31 March 2007
The British TUC is calling on workers to show solidarity with the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) during next week’s general strike.

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