[Marxism] Zimbabwe socialists facing treason charges call for solidarity! Trial July 18, 2011 | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Wed Jul 13 18:14:50 MDT 2011


By the *National Coordinating Committee, International Socialist 
Organisation Zimbabwe*

July 7, 2011 -- The International Socialist Organisation Zimbabwe (ISOZ) 
wishes to update all progressive cadres, socialists, revolutionaries and 
democrats who have been in solidarity with us since the unjust February 
19, 2011, arrest, detention and torture of ISO comrades, student leaders 
and human rights activists that the case of "State v Munyaradzi Gwisai 
and 6 Others "goes to court on July 18, 2011.The trial will take place 
at the Rotten Row magistrates Regional Court 18 in Harare, Zimbabwe at 

*[For more information on the case, click here for previous articles.]* 

Our National Coordinating Committee comrades Munyaradzi Gwisai, Tafadzwa 
Choto and Tatenda Mombeyarara will be standing trial together with trade 
unionist Edison Chakuma, debt rights activist and ex-ISO comrade 
Hopewell Gumbo and student leader Welcome Zimuto.

We fully understand that the evil alliance between the state and the 
entire capitalist establishment should be resisted by all means. We are 
together in the struggle. Furthermore, the capitalist regimes of the 
world realise that their time is up and they have decided to give their 
last kicks, be it in Yemen, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, UK, 
Tunisia, Egypt and Swaziland and even here in Zimbabwe, where our 
comrades are facing similar charges for defending democracy and freedom 
of expression.

Your solidarity messages condemning our arrests were important in 
increasing the political cost on ZANU-PF [Zimbabwe African National 
Union-Patriotic Front] for keeping us detained. You indeed fought for 
our freedom. They can beat us, kill us and detain us. But they will not 
survive the revulsion of the intrinsic contradictions of capitalism that 
we are exposing. Workers will always stand up and revolt. We won't stand 
by while rampant corruption and crass materialism disable both 
government and private sector. We will shout at the top of our voices 
when we detect abuse of power and political intolerance. Egypt and 
Tunisia are lessons for the poor and an opener to another Russia 1917. 
However, the workers and the oppressed masses of the present world if 
united can easily make capitalism history as well as turn all past 
revolts into tea-drinking sessions. /Jambanja Ndizvo!/

As revolutionary socialists we remain committed to the resolve and 
commitment that there is only one solution to capitalism. That solution 
is a revolution.

* * *

*Please sent messages of solidarity to:* iso.zim at gmail.com 
<mailto:iso.zim at gmail.com>, solidarity at freethemnow.com 
<mailto:solidarity at freethemnow.com>, editor.socialistworker at gmail.com; 
visit the websites www.freethemnow.com <http://www.freethemnow.com>, 
www.isozim.blogspot.com <http://www.isozim.blogspot.com/>; visit our 
facebook page, Socialist Zimbabwe 

You can also put pressure on the ruthless, counter-progressive state 
machinery of Zimbabwe by calling/faxing the following numbers to demand 
all charges against the Zimbabwean socialist be dropped:

Ministry of Justice +263 4 734920/24

Attorney General +263 4 774586/7;772987/8;772992

Ministry of Home Affairs +263 4 703641/3; email: moha at gvt.co.zw 
<mailto:moha at gvt.co.zw>

0ffice of the President & cabinet +263 4 707091/7

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