Workers' Liberty 3, September 1985. Breaking The Chains (South Africa)

International solidarity: the case for direct trade-union links

How to build international solidarity with the fight against apartheid, and the case for direct links between trade unionists in South Africa and trade unionists in other countries - which the Communist Parties and their co-thinkers opposed on the pretext of "boycotting apartheid".

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The African National Congress and its strategy

The African National Congress, within which the Communist Party of South Africa is influential, has a long history, a substantial apparatus, and well-established international links.

An examination of its record around three important moments - the African miners' strike of 1946, the mass strikes after the Sharpeville massacre in 1960, and the ANC's turn to armed struggle in 1961 - shows, however, why there is good cause for militant black workers to turn away from the leadership of the ANC.

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