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1. HOW CAN THE CHIBOK STUDENTS BE FREED? WHO ARE THE REAL TERRORISTS? by Baba Aye and Drew Povey The abduction of over 200 final year pupils from the Chibok Girls Secondary School, within 24 hours of a bomb blast in Nyanya, Abuja marks a highlight in the war between Boko Haram and the Nigerian … Continue reading

Marikana Support Campaign; An Urgent Call for International Solidarity

On the 16th August, South African Police fired live ammunition at striking miners at Lonmin’s Marikana mine, killing 34 and injuring 78. Many were killed were shot at close range while trying to surrender. The Marikana miners were demanding a tripling of their salary to R12,500 (£950 or €1100) per month. In the following days, … Continue reading

Global crises and popular resistance; A critical analysis of the present historic conjuncture

being a paper presented by Baba Aye, National Chairperson of the SWL at the 3rd IESE International Conference, held on September 4-5, 2012 at Maputo, Mozambique Introduction The current global situation marked by severe crises has lasted thus far for half a decade and is not abating. Its first salvo was that of sharp increases … Continue reading

Repression can’t stop uprising in Syria by Ay Struggle Ogundele

Not less than 13,000 people have been killed in the last one year of a people’s revolt in Syria, while tens of thousands of Syrians have had to flee to nearby countries such as Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan. There have been several views about the situation in that country. The Western countries and the United … Continue reading


On 19 February 2011, 45 people were arrested at a meeting where a video on the uprisings in Egypt was being shown. They were later reduced to six leading activists and charged with “conspiracy to commit public violence.  The Zim 6 have avoided going to jail but they are to pay fines of $500 each … Continue reading

And mama Charlie’s land burned; class, race & riots in the UK

by Baba Aye The Chair, SWL Watching flames and smoke engulf north London over the weekend, on television, my mind went to lyrics of “the originator” of reggae toasting, U-Roy: “ah you no see say that a Babylon, burning?” In a matter of days the fires had spread across that country where modern capitalism was … Continue reading