The Eastern Bloc was the group of Communist states of Central and Eastern Europe, including the Soviet Union and the countries of the Warsaw Pact, together with Poland, the German Democratic Republic, the Hungary, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Albania and Yugoslavia. The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was a spontaneous nationwide revolt in opposition to the Communist authorities, lasting from 23 October till 10 November 1956.
Other African socialists include Jomo Kenyatta, Kenneth Kaunda, Nelson Mandela and Kwame Nkrumah. Fela Kuti was inspired by socialism and called for a democratic African republic. In South Africa the African National Congress (ANC) deserted its partial socialist allegiances after taking energy and adopted a normal neoliberal route. From 2005 by way of to 2007, the country was wracked by many thousands of protests from poor communities. One of these gave rise to a mass motion of shack dwellers, Abahlali baseMjondolo that despite main police suppression … Read More