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ACC publishes the “secret” Biodiversity Offset Agreement

ACC publishes the “secret”  Biodiversity Offset Agreement The Environmental Authorisation for the N2 Wild Coast Toll Road (N2WCTR) says that an Environmental Management Committee (EMC) must ensure that an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) is properly implemented and that there is


Carillion and the “dead end” of privatisation

Carillion and the “dead end” of privatisation by Michael Roberts | Amandla! Magazine Issue 57 | 22 May 2018 A few weeks ago, Martin Wolf, Keynesian economics journalist for the UK’s Financial Times, wrote a piece arguing that the renationalisation


Government Departments powerless against N2 Wild Coast Toll Road transgressions

Government Departments powerless against N2 Wild Coast Toll Road transgressions On 15 May, Nonhle Mbuthuma from ACC was allowed to be one of three “observers” when the Environmental Monitoring Committee (EMC) met at Wild Coast Sun. A journalist from SABC’s


BRICS: Liberators or Agents of Imperialism with Patrick Bond

 BRICS: Liberators or Agents of Imperialism with Patrick Bond [Amandla! Forum] All welcome! From the 25-27 July the BRICS heads of state will be meeting at the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg. Ahead of the summit Patrick Bond will give an


The Unfreedom of Freedom Day: What is class?

The Unfreedom of Freedom Day: What is class? By Jeff Rudin | Original Source: Daily Maverick | 10 May 2018 Such is the alleged similarity between today and 24 years ago that it is now commonplace for black people to decry


Thoughts from the left: What causes mental illness, and how does one treat it?

[Amandla Forum] Thoughts from the left: What causes mental illness, and how does one treat it All welcome! Psychotherapy is often derided as a middle-class indulgence. Prof Wahbie Long’s talk will examine the potential for a more socially responsive profession


Celebrating Marx’s 200th

Celebrating Marx’s 200th We bring you a series of articles and a couple of videos from around the world that celebrated the day Karl Marx was born 200 years ago on 5 May 1818 in the southern German town of


Marx’s Open-Ended Critique

Marx’s Open-Ended Critique by John Bellamy Foster | Original Source: Monthly Review | 4 March 2018 Two hundred years after Karl Marx’s birth, the influence of his critique of capital is now as great as ever, in the context of


From May 1968 to May 2018: Politics and Student Strikes

From May 1968 to May 2018: Politics and Student Strikes by Daniel Warner | Original Source: Counter Punch | 2 May 2018 Much is and will be written comparing the student uprisings in the late 1960s in the United States


#Right2SayNo Across Borders

On the 23rd of April 2018, the Amadiba Crisis Committee was at the Pretoria High Court to fight for the #Right2SayNo to mining in Xolobeni, in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The community movement formed in 2007 to


Historic Court Case on the Right to Say No to Mining

On 23 April 2018 the Amadiba Crisis Committee, represented by their lawyers Richard Spoor Inc. and the Legal Resources Centre, is taking the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to court over attempts to mine their land in Xolobeni on the


Ramaphosa and the implications for the left

Ramaphosa and the implications for the left Amandla! Magazine Issue 57 |Editorial | April 2018  There has been a lot of water under the bridge since the last issue of Amandla. Or has there? Are we witnessing a real change


Extracting profit and the new scramble for Africa

Lee Wengraf’s new book “Extracting profit and the new scramble for Africa” Join us for the next Amandla! Forum “Extracting profit and the new scramble for Africa” on the 19 April 2018 from 18:00 – 20:00 at the AIDC (129


The Hawks in EC is blocking murder investigation of Bazooka

Radebe family & Amadiba Crisis Committee lawyers sent a letter to Shaun Abrahams of the NPA: The Hawks in EC is blocking murder investigation of Bazooka (2018-03-22) On 22 March 2016, the day after we are celebrating the Human Rights Day in


STAND with Mining Affected communities and demand the Right to say NO! by signing this petition

STAND with Mining Affected communities and demand the Right to say NO! by signing this petition Mining-affected communities are repeatedly denied what is known as the right to free prior and informed consent (FPIC) when it comes to mining developments in


16 March: One State, two state – Prospects for Palestine’s Liberation in the era of Trump

One State, two state – Prospects for Palestine’s Liberation in the era of Trump 14TH ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK TOPIC: One State, two state – Prospects for Palestine’s Liberation in the era of Trump SPEAKER: Ali Abunimah DATE: Friday 16 March 2018


PUBLIC SEMINAR: Resistance from Within: Palestinian citizens of Israel and the struggle for democracy, equality and justice

PUBLIC SEMINAR: Resistance from Within: Palestinian citizens of Israel and the struggle for democracy, equality and justice    


Ramaphosa and Gigaba have allowed a good crisis to go to waste.

Ramaphosa and Gigaba have allowed a good crisis to go to waste. Alternative Information & Development Centre (AIDC) | 22 FEBRUARY 2018 Budgets do not represent the sum total of a government’s economic policy. They indicate the direction of things


Theatre Review: When Swallows Cry shows that migrants’ lives matter

Theatre Review: When Swallows Cry shows that migrants’ lives matter Lesley Stones | Disclosure: Daily Maverick is a media partner to this production. The writer was not in any way influenced in writing her review. When Swallows Cry was written


This is what resistance to mining looks like

This is what resistance to mining looks like The Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI) is an annual event that takes place parallel to the Mining Indaba (the self-proclaimed “world’s largest mining investment conference”). The AMI, unlike the MI, brings communities, NGO’s


“My music is a middle finger to the Queen’s English”

“My music is a middle finger to the Queen’s English” Interview by Dshamilja Roshani | Amandla!Magazine Issue No. 55/56 | December 2017 He roams around barefoot, dresses in a wrap skirt and combines conscious lyrics with unique elements of Hiplife,


Waterless Toilets

Please save the date for our next Million Climate Jobs meeting on the 22nd of February. The main new agenda item will be on waterless toilets. The meeting will take place from 9.30 to 12.30 at AIDC. The full Agenda


Public Forum: Solidarity against mining in Africa

Public Forum: Solidarity against mining in Africa Parallel to the Alternative Mining Indaba, Amandla! and Africa Unite are hosting a forum to discuss the issue of extractivism in Africa. Being at the heart of local, regional and international mining interests,


Cape Town’s Water Crisis – How should we respond?

Cape Town’s Water Crisis – How should we respond? Cape Town, a port city situated in a natural bowl to catch fresh rainwater, is the world’s first major city running out of water. It’s dam levels fell below 30 percent