29 March 2007

Ulimu ni Uhuru

Next week Wednesday will be April 4th – the second day of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions stayaway. It is also the day of our next scheduled Communist University get-together in COSATU House (3rd floor, SACP boardroom), 1 Leyds Street, Braamfontein, time 17h00.

We will be discussing the tremendous original 1969 ANC Strategy and Tactics (see below), passed by the ANC Conference held in Morogoro, Tanzania. It compares to the
latest draft version as a giant mighty bull would compare to a small stuffed Teddy-bear.

This is a vital discussion to have. To increase the attendance, the CU this week provides you with an attached master flyer for 4 April for printing and distribution at your workplace, Party structure or mass organisation. Please help increase attendance at the CU live sessions. The full year’s programme is linked below.

Some new CU subscribers may not know that since most of the CU subscribers receive the
COSATU Daily Labour News, which includes the COSATU Weekly, the CU has carried less of the direct press releases of individual unions, of which there are many. For example, yesterday there were three. One was from SAMWU, having to do with the Metro bus strike in Johannesburg. One was from the NUM, concerning their dispute with Murray and Roberts Cementation, and one was from SAFPU, about the strike of the F.C. AK football players.

Do go to
http://groups.google.com/group/COSATU-Daily-News if you are not yet subscribed to COSATU Daily Labour News, and follow the instructions to “join this group”. (If you should be asked by Google to “open an account”, please do so. It does not cost you anything but it opens a lot of doors.

This morning there will be two SACP-related press conferences. The first, at 09h00 at 7th floor, North State Building, corner Market and Kruis, Johannesburg, is to announce the results of the Gauteng SACP Provincial Congress held at the weekend.

The second press conference will be at 11h00 at COSATU House, and will present the Declaration of the bilateral meeting between the SACP and COSATU held during the last two days.

Do also please subscribe to Zim Fight On Don’t Mourn, the lively and diverse source of material and different points of view on Zimbabwe. Go to
http://groups.google.com/group/zimbabwe-fight-on-dont-mourn. There is too much material on that site to reproduce here.

Concerning groups, if you are afraid of having more individual e-mails than you can cope with, don’t forget that you can click on “Edit my membership” at the group web site and select lighter options, such as a single weekly digest, or messages in batches.

Craig Murray is a former British diplomat who was sacked for blowing the whistle on dirty Imperialist tricks in Uzbekistan, where he was stationed. Concerning the British military captured by Iran Murray has written on his blog as follows: “The Iran/Iraq maritime boundary shown on the British government map does not exist… Only Iraq and Iran can agree their bilateral boundary, and they never have done this in the Gulf, only inside the Shatt because there it is the land border too. This published boundary is a fake with no legal force.” (relayed by
Just World News).

The picture above is of the late President of Tanzania, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere. SADC leaders are meeting today in Dar-es-Salaam, by the way.

Click on these links:

ANC Strategy and Tactics, Morogoro, 1969 (5881 words)

2007 Study Group Draft Programme


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