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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.

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.

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 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").

120 women arrested on protest in Zimbabwe

18 February 2006
After a peaceful demonstration on 13 Feb in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second largest city, 120 Women of Zimbabwe Arise members and students were arrested by riot police. Their leaders have been separated from them. The demonstration was demanding bread and roses - affordable food, human dignity and respect.

Asylum seekers

10 December 2005
Zimbabwean asylum seekers Thando Dube and Amanda Sibiya were on their 35th day of hunger strike at the Yarl’s Wood detention centre at the beginning of this week.

Zimbabwe activists released

03 December 2005
The five Zimbabwean activists held after Thursday's World Aids day march in Harare have now been released by the police.

Zimbabwe police detain activists on World Aids Day march

03 December 2005
In an act of barbarism, police descended on the Harare World Aids Day march on Thursday 1 December, and ordered the marchers to disperse. Five of the protest's organisers were arrested and have not yet been released. These are Munyaradzi Gwisai of the International Socialist Organisation, Mao Nyikadzino of the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA), Sostain Moyo of Zimbabwe Activists Against Aids and Anna and Gladys from the Women Aids Support Network (WASN).

My four days inside Mugabe’s prisons

26 November 2005
I was among 120 people who were arrested on the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) led Action Against Poverty demonstration in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, on Tuesday 8 November. Hundreds of people had protested against spiralling levels of poverty.

Refugee rights

19 November 2005
Lizwane Ndlovu, a Zimbabwean asylum seeker who went on hunger strike during the summer while in Yarl’s Wood detention centre, died last week.

Repression fails to crush our resistance in Zimbabwe

19 November 2005
President Mugabe’s security forces swooped on Tuesday of last week after the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) and its allies called a day of action against poverty.

Zimbabwean prisoners released

12 November 2005
The 120 demonstrators who were arrested on Tuesday have been released from police custody after spending three nights in the cells. The attorney general's office recommended that their cases be pursued by way of summons.

Protest at Zimbabwe arrests

12 November 2005
Twenty four hours after the arrest of about 120 demonstrators against poverty their lawyers are still told that arresting officers have not finished preparing papers for the arrested. Last night most of them were transferred from Harare Central to Chitungwiza and Dema, respectively 25km and 30km outside the capital Harare.

Zimbabweans fight repression

12 November 2005
Around 200 trade unionists were arrested in Zimbabwe on Tuesday as they tried to hold protests. The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) had called the day of action over food shortages and other issues.

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