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#UniteBehind occupy PRASA offices in Cape Town

#UniteBehind occupy PRASA & ANC offices in Cape Town to demand a safe and efficient commuter rail service.  UniteBehind Statement | 17 April, 2019 Today, Wednesday 17 April 2019, the #UniteBehind coalition are occupying the offices of the Passenger Rail


Mozambique needs urgent action on debt crisis following Cyclone Idai

Mozambique needs urgent action on debt crisis following Cyclone Idai Jubilee Debt Campaign | Original Source: CADTM | 22 March, 2019   Cyclone Idai has caused huge destruction and loss of life in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. The true extent of


Still No Justice for Activist ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe

Still No Justice for Activist ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe Nomahlubi Jordaan | Original Source: TimesLive | 22 March 2019 Amnesty International South Africa has called on law-enforcement agencies to bring to book those responsible for killing anti-mining activist Sikhosiphi “Bazooka” Rhadebe. Rhadebe was


Confronting Inequality: The South African Crisis

Confronting Inequality: The South African Crisis Book Launch with Editor Michael Nassen Smith Join us on Thursday, 18 April at 6pm for a discussion with Michael Nassen Smith, editor of the recently released “Confronting Inequality: The South African Crisis” at the Amandla! Forum. Date: 18 April, 2019


What are Illicit Financial Flows and Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

What are Illicit Financial Flows and Base Erosion and Profit Shifting: The Bermuda Connection AIDC Economic Justice Programme| Research Brief| 04 April, 2019 At the AIDC we regularly use the terms Illicit Financial Flows (IFF) and Profit Shifting. The brief 


Towards a Constitution that Protects the Enviroment

Towards a Constitution that Protects the Enviroment  Anthony De Villiers | 03 April 2019 South Africa needs increased awareness of the fact that environmental justice is social justice and the two cannot be mutually exclusive. The human population is part


Emancipatory Politics and Building Counter Power Conference, 11 April

Emancipatory Politics and Building Counter Power Conference 11 April AIDC Conference | 28 March, 2019 To download the full Conference programme click here Context: There is an urgent need to rethink strategies for building counter-power in a context where humanity


Personal Income Taxation in South Africa: The Struggle Against Inequality and Poverty in an Era of Crisis

Personal Income Taxation in South Africa: The Struggle Against Inequality and Poverty in an Era of Crisis AIDC Economic Justice Programme | 25 March, 2019 Introduction The purpose of this brief is to provide an overview of personal income tax in


Mass meeting on Human Rights Day in Sigidi Village, Mbizana

Mass Meeting on Human Rights Day in Sigidi Village, Mbizana Amadiba Crisis Committee | 20 March, 2019 Sigidi is one of five villages that have resisted the ‘Xolobeni Mining Project’ for 15 years. The villagers are also resisting Sanral’s N2


The Current Review: Call for Submissions

The Current Review: Call for Submissions The Current Review Editorial Collective | 18 March, 2019   If interested send an abstract, proposal, painting(s) or photograph(s) to this email address callforsubmissionsrc@gmail.com. There is no word limit!! Deadline: 30 March, 2019 The


The Unemployed Urge Government to Act on Unemployment

The Unemployed Urge Government to Act on Unemployment A Statement by the Assembly of the Unemployed | 18 March 2019   The Assembly of the Unemployed is a burgeoning movement that gives voice to South Africa’s more than 10 million


Right to Say No: Rally and festival in Sigidi village, ‘Xolobeni’, Human Rights Day 21 March

Right to Say No: Rally and festival in Sigidi village, ‘Xolobeni’, Human Rights Day 21 March Amadiba Crisis Committee | 13 March, 2019 It is with great pride and excitement that the Amadiba Crisis Committee announces, and at the same


Class, Race, Gender and Knowledge

Class, Race, Gender and Knowledge Join us for a talk with internationally renowned Marxist academic, Helena Sheehan, on Class, Race, Gender and Knowledge. The discussion will be co-hosted with the Mzala Nxumalo Centre for the Study of South African Society


#BudgetDay: 8 points for Mboweni

#BudgetDay: 8 points for Mboweni Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) | 20 February 2019 We are not as helpless as we may think, there are alternatives to the budget we can expect from Mboweni today. Here are 8 points


Building a new Eskom: Fully Public and Serving the People

Building a new Eskom: Fully Public and Serving the People 28 February 2019 | 17:30 – 20:00 | 129 Rochester Road, Observatory (CPT) The crisis at ESKOM must not be used to further liberalise and privatise the energy sector. The


Putting Eskom’s debt on the government balance sheet could lead to another credit downgrade and disastrous budget austerity

Putting Eskom’s debt on the government balance sheet could lead to another credit downgrade and disastrous budget austerity By Dick Forslund | Original Source: Daily Maverick | 18 February 2019 In danger of being overlooked by the Eskom catastrophe is


Community consent requirement will end mining, MPs told

Community consent requirement will end mining, MPs told By Linda Ensor | Original Source: Business Day | 15 February 2019 Mineral resources director-general Mokoena says Act only requires meaningful consultation with communities before a mining right is granted If the law is


Capitalism Has Failed — What Next?

Capitalism Has Failed — What Next? By John Bellamy Foster | Original Source: Monthly Review | 11 February 2019 Less than two decades into the twenty-first century, it is evident that capitalism has failed as a social system. The world


The struggle to socialise Eskom

The struggle to socialise Eskom By Jeff Rudin | Original Source: Daily Maverick | 05 February 2019 Being identified as the villains, even before the government makes public its much anticipated and discussed Eskom rescue plans, is some achievement. The National


The Hadji Alidja Esau Story Book Launch

The Hadji Alidja Esau Story Book Launch Join us on Tuesday 12 February 2019, from 18h00 at AIDC (129 Rochester Road, Observatory) for the book launch of The Hadji Alidja Esau Story with the author, Cyril W Jacobs. About the


Unions must fight the companies Bill

Unions must fight the companies Bill By Jeff Rudin | Original source: Mail & Guardian | 28 January 2019 We can be proud of having some of the most progressive legislation in the world. Our shame is that we are


Magnificent Victory for the RIGHT TO SAY NO to mining

Magnificent Victory for the RIGHT TO SAY NO to mining By Local Correspondent | Amandla Issue 61/62 | 24 January 2019 The community of Umgungundlovu, known as “Xolobeni” and organised in the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC), won a landmark victory


One, Two, Many Rosa Luxemburgs

One, Two, Many Rosa Luxemburgs By Ines Schwerdtner | Original Source: Jacobin | 22 January 2019 Hardly any figure in the history of socialism represents such an impressive combination of sharp-minded theoretician and rhetorically explosive politician as did Rosa Luxemburg.


More Than A Game: Cricket, Imperialism & SA with Colin Bundy

More Than A Game: Cricket, Imperialism & SA with Colin Bundy Join us on Thursday 24 January 2019, from 18h00 at AIDC (129 Rochester Road, Observatory) for a talk with leading historian, Colin Bundy, on Cricket, Imperialism & South Africa.