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Seeking a definition of socialism

May 11, 2012

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Is North Korea socialist? That question was put on the South African labour movement agenda by SA Communist Party general secretary, Blade Nzimande when he urged the union movement to affiliate to the North Korean backed WFTU as a oute to "socialism".

A chance to argue for real union principles

February 3, 2012

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The state sponsored Chinese and North Korean unions will be part of the WFTU gathering in Johannesburg, hosted by four Cosatu-affiliated unions. Will this be a move to Soviet-style "conveyor belt unionism" or an opportunity to promote change and real labour principles?