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Perspective from the South African Communist Party

Perspective from the South African Communist Party By Alex Mohubetswane Mashilo | Amandla! Magazine Issue 58 | 14 August 2018 Marx wisely observes in “The Eighteenth Brumaire” that “as in private life one differentiates between what a man thinks and says of

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A new politics from the left?

A new politics from the left? By Hilary Wainwright | Amandla! Magazine Issue 58 | 6 August 2018 Can it be achieved from within existing political institutions? Or does it require new sources of power to be built in society

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The case for a Left Block in the 2019 national elections

The case for a Left Block in the 2019 national elections By Dick Forslund | Amandla Magazine Issue 58 | 23 July 2018 Is EFF about to go into alliance with ANC in the 2019 elections? After the “united” land

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NUMSA is correct on the need for a new political party with a working-class ideology in SA

NUMSA is correct on the need for a new political party with a working-class ideology in SA By Thabang Bhili | Originally for Amandla | 20 July 2018 Our situation The objective conditions of the working class have been so

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Interview with Enoch Godongwana

Interview with Enoch Godongwana By Amandla Correspondent | Amandla! Issue 57 | 10 July 2018 Amandla! interviewed Enoch Godongwana, Chair of the ANC’s subcommittee on economic transformation. We sent him a series of questions and these are the answers we

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Dysfunctional economy needs urgent change

Dysfunctional economy needs urgent change By Amandla! Editorial Collective | Amandla! Issue 58 | 26 June 2018 Stats SA reported disastrous results for the economy for the first three months of this year. The economy shrank by 2.2%. This prompted

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BRICS in Africa: “You are either at the table or on the menu”

BRICS in Africa: “You are either at the table or on the menu” At a Johannesburg BRICS think tank, scholars get drunk on their own rhetoric By Patrick Bond  South African academics and think tanks met on 28-31 May 2018

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Reordering The Anthropocene

Reordering The Anthropocene By Matt Hern & Am Johal | Original Source: Red Pepper | 12 June 2018 We need a new politics of ecology, write Matt Hern and Am Johal – one which transforms our relationships to each other, to other species, to

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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

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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

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