National Sections of the L5I:

Zimbabwe

Free the six Zimbabwean activists!

There has been an international outcry over the arrest of six socialists in Zimbabwe who are facing charges of treason for organising a meeting at Harare University. Read more...

Launch a new opposition to stop the sell-out

Robert Mugabe has gone to the United Nations with the Movement for Democratic Change to ask for the lifting of sanctions and with requests for aid to help Zimbabwe out of the catastrophic economic crisis which his own mismanagement and corruption and the imperialist-inspired sanctions have inflicted on the country. Read more...

Zimbabwe: the futility of diplomacy

However, we recognise that many people in Zimbabwe believe international pressure is the only way to end Mugabe's rule and the economic disaster that has engulfed the country. So while there are many governments that appear to be against Robert Mugabe, what are they actually proposing and will it have any effect? Read more...

Zimbabwe: force Mugabe from power

Robert Mugabe lost, but is still President of Zimbabwe. Morgan Tsvangirai of the Movement for Democratic Change apparently received 47 per cent, with Mugabe of Zanu-PF on 43 per cent, which means that a run-off will have to decide who wins outright. The MDC has called the result "daylight robbery", claiming Tsvangirai achieved more than half the votes and may not enter a run-off. Read more...

Workers have the power to force Mugabe out of office

Zimbabwe is poised on a knife-edge. Will Robert Mugabe try to steal yet another election? Dave Stockton looks at the key reason for his repeated escapes – the leadership of the opposition and its ties to imperialism and the white landowners Read more...

Mugabe clings to power

So far 18 people, including two white farmers, have been murdered and over 1,200 farms squatted in Zimbabwe. Thugs from the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU-PF) have attacked pro-democracy rallies. There is now clear evidence that the Central Intelligence Office (CIO - Mugabe’s secret police) and sections of the army have been at the heart of the organised violence. Read more...

Zimbabwe: Mugabe kills and tortures to grab another seven years in power

On Tuesday 13th March, pictures of Morgan Tsvangirai, his face swollen and bruised, his head bearing a six-inch gash, were beamed around the world. The leader of Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change had been arrested the previous Sunday, as he stepped up to address a thousand-strong rally opposing President Robert Mugabe’s ruthless misrule. He had been subsequently beaten and tortured by the police, and hospitalised. Read more...

Zimbabwean workers must force Mugabe from power

The United States and Britain are taking the first steps towards forcing through “regime change” in Zimbabwe. George Bush’s envoy, Walter Kansteiner, is currently touring southern Africa, canvassing support for a bloodless coup which would see former finance minister Simba Makoni replace President Robert Mugabe and call new elections. Read more...