Written by DAMTP   


Dear comrades,

The Congress of South African Trade Unions have been in touch :

What I would suggest dear comrade is that you issue a global call for organizations to take up the Swazi struggle and support it. We would also be happy to hear what activities you think you can carry out in the name of the Swazi people, including assisting with media work (main area of interest), resources for mass mobilization and capacity building.

Sipho Jele who was killed in police custody after Mayday 2010 has therefore joined the DAMTP (the international workers union of Tangoma/Tinyanga) Dead Workers Union (Emalodti) and begun a working group to negotiate the terms of surrender of the King Mswati of Swaziland.


The proletariat will not collaborate with monarchies and aristocracies. The bourgeoisie has done.

We do not support any call for bourgeois democracy

We demand that all power be transferred to the workers organizations

We have therefore begun a working group to help this transfer of power from all world monarchies.


I have, with the Incalish DEfiAnce League (IDEAL) set up a Committee to fascilitate transfer of power from the Queen of England and the Commonwealth (CQC)

The above committees will be publishing reports and begin activities soon.

I will also be attending the 5th Progressive Writers Conference in Birmingham.

Discussions have also been taking place about a DAMTP World Congress in Alytus next year. Proposed details to follow.

I invite comments and contributions from all comrades on any of these matters.

Details of B'ham conference follow. Comrades are welcome to join me:


Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Progressive Writers Association (PWA)

Progressive Writers Association UK in collaboration with South Asian Peoples Forum and Indian Workers Association cordially invites you to a public meeting to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Progressive Writers
Association (PWA).

The PWA, established in 1935 in London, heralded a major literary movement against imperialism, colonial rule and for the democratic rights of South Asian people. The PWA played a critical role in mobilising the masses through literature. Most of the prominent writers in the sub-continent, such as Sajjad Zaheer, Sahir Ludhanvi, Munshi Premchand, Minto, Faiz, Bedi, Amrita Preetam, Josh, Jalib, Faraz, to name a few, were in the forefront of our struggle.

The conference is to honour the heroic struggle of our writers, poets and artists who became the conscience of our people for many decades.

The conference is to re-launch the PWA to reaffirm our determination to continue the struggle for justice, equality and human rights.

Special Guests:
Rahat Saeed, Deputy General Secretary Progressive Writers Association Pakistan
Arif Naqvi, Progressive Writers Association Germany

Surjit Singh Khalsa – The contribution of Sufism to Punjabi Literature

Other Speakers/ Contributors:
Avtar Sadiq, Voice President Indian Workers Association
Prof Nazir Tabassum, Co-ordinator South Asian Peoples Forum
Abbas Malik, President British Pakistani Journalists Association
Gurnam Singh Dhillon, Co-ordinator Progressive Writers Association UK
Parkash Singh Azad, Progressive Writers Association UK
Pervez Fateh, Co-ordinator South Asian Peoples Forum
Harish Malhotra, Progressive Writers Association UK

2.30-7.00 p.m., Saturday, 18 September 2010
Edward Street Youth Center, 21 Victoria Street,
West Bromwich, B70 8ET

Best regards

Pervez Fateh
Coordinator South Asian Peoples Forum UK