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Sex is political not personal

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NUMBER OF SHOCKING incidents have featured in the news recently. In one incident, primary school children simulated rape on school playgrounds in the ‘rape game’. Rather than being distressing to the children, the game provoked laughter. In another, teenagers circulated images

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Amandla! interviews the campaign to Reclaim the City

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Amandla! interviews the campaign to Reclaim the City and the movement to occupy the inner city  Amandla! Issue No.52 | MAY 2017 The movement formed in Cape Town in February 2015 to right the wrongs of the Group Areas Act

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What should we make of the SACP’s latest critical posture of the ANC rot: an audacity or a quagmire?

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What should we make of the SACP’s latest critical posture of the ANC rot: an audacity or a quagmire? By Gunnett Kaaf | Amandla Magazine | Issue 52 | May 2017 Over the last two years, the South African Communist

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Changing the law to take the land

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By Local Amandla! Correspondent for Amandla! Magazine Issue 51 The protection of community land is threatened. Right now, there are proposals on three laws being debated. They concern the removal of all such protection. A significant proportion of land in

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Land and “radical economic transformation”

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Land and “radical economic transformation” BEN COUSINS | AMANDLA MAGAZINE | ISSUE 52 | MAY 2017 Land has moved to the centre of political discourse in recent months. At the same time, allegations of state capture by the Gupta family

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Global climate policy in an uncertain state of flux

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Global climate policy in an uncertain state of flux By Martin Khor Global climate change policy is in a state of flux, with all other countries waiting for the United States to decide whether to leave or remain in the

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Palestinian Hunger Strike for Human Dignity [AIDC Statement]

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Palestinian Hunger Strike for Human Dignity The Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) stands in solidarity with over a thousand five hundred Palestinian prisoners who have embarked on a prolonged mass hunger strike. The hunger strike has lasted since Palestinian Prisoners

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Zuma’s Regime Must Go [Amandla! 52 Editorial]

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Zuma’s Regime Must Go [Amandla! 52 Editorial] Imagine. The political crisis is over. Zuma has resigned and been allowed to leave the country for the Philippines, where President Duterte has said he can stay as long as he likes. The

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How to Build a Mass Movement

Zuma Must Go demonstration. Cape Town. 7 April 2017.

How to Build a Mass Movement To build a mass movement against Trump, we have to engage newcomers productively. by KEEANGA-YAMAHTTA TAYLOR The United States has just experienced a corporate hijacking. If Trump’s inaugural speech did not alert you to

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Some lessons from history

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Some lessons from history By Jan Theron Theron, was General Secretary of Food and Canning Workers Union from 1976 to 1986, writes on lessons for the new federation ahead of the launch of the South Arican Federation of Trade Unions

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