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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.

Trade unionists protest at Zimbabwe embassy

10 April 2007

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.

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.

Revolt from below can bring down the regime in Zimbabwe

24 March 2007
Thirty-year old Nelson is waiting and hoping for a mass riot. Like many other residents of the Highfield township in Harare, he knows Zimbabwe is on a knife-edge.

Facing brutality in Zimbabwe

17 March 2007
The turmoil in Zimbabwe reached new heights this week as the government unleashed a further wave of repression.

Growing resistance in Zimbabwe shakes Mugabe’s government

24 February 2007
Zimbabwe in southern Africa slides deeper into crisis every day – but there are also signs of renewed resistance.

Pictures of Woza demo in Harare, Zimbabwe

17 February 2007

Success of Woza 'Valentine's Day' demonstrations in Zimbabwe despite arrests

17 February 2007
Two thousand members of Women of Zimbabwe Arise (Woza) and Men of Zimbabwe Arise (Moza) took to the streets of Harare and Bulawayo on Tuesday 13 February – a day ahead of Valentine's Day – hoping to catch the police napping. The peaceful protests marked Woza's fifth Valentine's Day procession.

TUC calls demonstration to support trade unionists in Zimbabwe

23 September 2006
The TUC is organising a demonstration in front of the Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe at 1pm on Friday 22 September 2006 to protest against the repression of trade union and human rights by the Zimbabwean authorities and to express solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe.

Refugees from Zimbabwe protest against deportations

23 September 2006
Over 300 Zimbabweans from across Britain led a vibrant and lively demonstration in Leeds last Saturday against the government’s resumption of deportations of refused asylum seekers back to Zimbabwe, writes Stuart Hodkinson

Zimbabwe government cracks down on opposition

23 September 2006
Zimbabwe’s government launched a brutal series of arrests last week when workers held a protest for basic rights.

Zimbabwe braces for action

16 September 2006
The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions has called for nationwide demonstrations for today, Wednesday 13 September in what the union has termed ‘Operation tatambura: usadherere mushandi’ we are suffering: don’t take workers for granted. The ZCTU is demanding salary increments aligned to the poverty line which would currently require more than double what most workers are earning. In addition the union is demanding a reduction of income tax to a maximum of 30% and access to anti-retroviral drugs for the treatment of HIV/Aids..

Zimbabwe – International Anti-Eviction Day on 18 May

13 May 2006
We, the people of Zimbabwe, do solemnly declare on this day that we shall forever remember with heavy hearts and burning anger, the atrocious brutality visited upon the poor people of this nation by the government of Zimbabwe under the so called Operation Murambatsvina (which translates as "Drive out the Filth").

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