• A change of epoque? Movements strategy and emancipation project

    We are experiencing a period of considerable turmoil and great uncertainty. We are probably experiencing a change of epoque, during which old trends try to hold on rigidly, initiating new trends. Antonio Gramsci (the Italian Marxist theorist and politician)’s quote is pertinent: “The old world is dying, the new world appears slowly and in this chiaroscuro emerge monsters "Read More

Alternative Information and Development Centre – 2017/18 Budget: Another holding operation

Alternative Information and Development Centre – 2017/18 Budget:  Another holding operation Under extreme pressure of the Zuptas and other sections of the predatory elite, on the one hand, and the credit ratings agencies, on the other, Minister Gordhan has weaved


South Africa and the Changing Possibilities for the Left

  South Africa and the Changing Possibilities for the Left By Leonard Gentle From Pambazuka.org website. With the claims that a new trade union federation will be launched in March 2017, it is appropriate to draw up a balance sheet of the

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Justice for Mia – AIDC condemns murder of environmental lawyer

The Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) condemns the murder of environmental lawyer Mia Manuelita Cumba Masacariñas-Green. The murdering of Mia has provoked outrage in a country where environmental activists are increasingly targeted. Mia Manuelita Cumba Masacariñas-Green, Philippines, was shot

Trump and Climate Catastrophe
The alarm bells are ringing. The climate-change denialism of the Trump administration, coupled with its goal of maximizing fossil-fuel extraction and consumption at all costs, constitutes, in the words of Noam Chomsky, “almost a death knell for the human species."Read More

Trump and Climate Catastrophe

This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps, and our GW scientists are stuck in ice.  —Donald Trump, January 2, 20141 The alarm bells are ringing. The climate-change denialism of the


Communities, Workers and Students demand Pro-Poor Budget

Approximately 100 workers, students and activists from unemployed people’s movements across the country marched to Parliament on Budget Day. Their demand was that the South African government tax the rich to fund free education, create jobs and build houses for all


“Village vs Empire” – Amandla Screening – 23 FEB @ 6PM

We live in a MAD world – we live with the threat of nuclear warfare, where mad stands for Mutually Assured Destruction. Where the theatre of war shifts across the globe and is part of our reality, no matter who