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Join us: May Day Rally

Workers, students, unemployed, youth… Join us! Progressive Youth Movement, Workers World Media Production, Alternative Information and Development Centre, International Labour Research Information Group, are organizing a May Day of the exploited and oppressed working class. The rally seeks to unite forces of

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South African Federation of Trade Unions [SAFTU] Launch

Opening address by Raymond Mnguni, Chairperson of the Steering Committee for the new trade union federation, 21 April 2017, Boksburg Comrade Chairperson, delegates, visitors and friends On behalf of the Steering Committee I welcome you all to this historic gathering.

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“Communities must have right to say No to mining”

Amadiba Crisis Committee: Public Hearing on MPRDA Amendment Bill in Xolobeni: “Communities must have right to say No to mining” Today the Alfred Nzo District Municipality public hearing on the Amendment Bill of Mining and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA)

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Food and Nutrition Crisis [Public Discussion]

Join Amandla Forums this evening (20 April at 18:00), as we host Professor David Sanders who will speak to how “the food and nutrition crisis should be viewed with the same urgency as HIV/AIDS was 15 years ago”, a follow up

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NUMSA rejects latest wage offer!

Members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) have rejected the latest wage offer by Employers in the Bus Passenger sector. Thousands of NUMSA members have gone on strike to protest against the dehumanising conditions faced by

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ZANUFICATION or RENEWAL: Whither ANC? [19 APRIL]

Amandla Forum: ZANUFICATION or RENEWAL: Whither ANC?  SPEAKERS: Jeremy Cronin  (Deputy General-Secretary of SACP) Tony Ehrenreich  (Western Cape Provincial Secretary of COSATU) Floyd Shivambu  (Deputy President EFF) Noor Nieftagodien (AIDC Board member and AMANDLA collective) 19 APRIL 2017 @ 6PM

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Amadiba Crisis Committee: SANRAL’s CEO to Xolobeni on the Wild Coast [Thursday, 6 April]

Amadiba Crisis Committee 2017-04-04: SANRAL’s CEO to Xolobeni on the Wild Coast this Thursday, 6 April Invited in February by Umgungundlovu Traditional Authority, SANRAL’s new CEO Skhumbuzo Macozoma has confirmed he will visit the Umgungundlovu Great Place in Xolobeni. This

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CSAAWU THREATENS RENEWED BOYCOTT CALL

CSAAWU THREATENS RENEWED BOYCOTT CALL   The farmworkers union, CSAAWU, is threatening to reinstate its global call for a boycott of Robertson Winery because the corporation is apparently refusing to honour it’s agreement signed at the end of last year’s

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Launch of _ Renewable Energy: Where are the Jobs? – A critique of the government´s socio-economic programme.

The need for countries to transition from coal and nuclear electricity generation to a renewable energy supply has become a necessity in light of the climate change crisis that now threatens our survival. South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers

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Zuma goes for broke – Unite and fight for Zuma and his policies to go [AIDC Statement]

AIDC Statement: Unite and fight for Zuma and his policies to go  Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle, which removed the finance ministers Gordhan and Jonas, amongst others, opens the door to the looting of the state on an unprecedented scale.  At the heart

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[Editorial] A new federation?

In the latest issue of Amandla!, we focus on the labour movement. We are soon to witness what some have called a “momentous event in the history of the working class in South Africa” – the launch of a new,

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Climate Jobs Meeting 30th March – Agenda

The next One Million Climate Jobs Campaign monthly meeting is going to take place on THURSDAY 30th MARCH 2016 9.30 to 12.30 AIDC 129 Rochester Rd, Observatory (MEETING WILL START PROMPTLY AT 9.30!)   AGENDA Apologies Introductions Impact of taking

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Xolobeni Community to SANRAL: “Cease and desist from all activities in Umgungundlovu”.

Amadiba Crisis Committee 2017-03-23: Xolobeni Community to SANRAL: “Cease and desist from all activities in Umgungundlovu”. On 14 February, SANRAL’s new CEO Mr Macozoma got an invitation delivered by hand in Pretoria from Umgungundlovu Traditional Authority (TA) to discuss the

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New federation officially registered!

New federation officially registered! The Steering Committee for a new workers’ trade union federation is proud to announce that the Department of Labour has today officially registered the new federation under the name South African Federation of Trade Unions, subject

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Book Launch – Renewable Energy: Where are the jobs?

Book Launch – Renewable Energy: Where are the jobs?  @ AIDC at 18.00 on the 28th. The long awaited AIDC-commissioned research – RENEWABLE ENERGY: WHERE ARE THE JOBS – A Critique Of The Government’s Socio-Economic Programme – will be launched

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PRAVIN GORHAM’S BUDGET SPEECH REVEALS CURRENT POLITICAL PRIORITIES

PRAVIN GORHAM’S BUDGET SPEECH REVEALS CURRENT POLITICAL PRIORITIES A simple word search of a 21 paged, 9526 word Report unintentionally reveals the utter unimportance of climate change. The number of hits for each word is given in brackets  Climate change

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SARS attacks Judge Davis – after AIDC Tax Justice Workshop

Judge Dennis Davis speaking at a conference on tax evasion and illicit financial flows organised by the Alternative Information Development Centre (AIDC) “We can have as much debate as we like about this (illicit flows), but if you do not

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Searching for New Left perspectives and strategies

The Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) and the Transnational Institute (TNI), as part of the New Politics Platform, will host an international forum on “The crisis of Politics and The Search for new perspectives and strategies”. CONCEPT: As much

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Million Climate Jobs Meeting 21st February 2017

Million Climate Jobs Monthly Meetings have been taking place at AIDC´s premises since 2012. Approximately 21 participants attended the meeting on 21st February 2017. 1.    Dr Ed Wethli: Keeping Domestic Chickens Farming can be a major source of greenhouse gas:

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Philippi High students demand promised new school

About 150 learners march to the Metro South office of the education department Students from Philippi High marched to the offices of the Department of Education in Mitchells Plain demanding a new school be built.  On Monday, 6 March 2017, about

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Book Launch – An Empty Plate – 8 March

Book Launch: An Empty Plate with author Tracy Ledger Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:00 – 20:00 AIDC, Solidarity Centre – 129 Rochester Road, Observatory, 7925     Why is it that food prices are so high that millions of South

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Communities, Workers and Students demand Pro-Poor Budget

Approximately 100 workers affiliated to the soon to be launched new federation, student activists and community 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

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New Politics – Workshops – 15 March 2017

AIDC (www.aidc.org.za) working with the Transnational Institute (www.tni.org) within the New Politics Platform will host a series of parallel workshops on 15 March 2017 in Cape Town. These workshops will be attended by 25 researchers, public intellectuals and social and

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Corporate Taxation and Profit Shifting Conference – Bringing the elite to order

Corporate Taxation and Profit Shifting Conference – ‘BRINGING THE ELITE TO ORDER’ 28 February – 1 March 2017 : Programme    Extensive research from inter-governmental commissions; NGOs; CSOs and academics, indicates a huge haemorrhage of potential public finances through illicit financial