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Participation and Unity are Key

Participation and Unity are Key By Anthony de Villiers | Written for Amandla | 10 December 2018 It would be painfully regrettable to watch a golden opportunity slip away, an opportunity that beckons with the promise of fruitful rewards. South

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Visiting Lula in prison

Visiting Lula in prison By Noam Chomsky | Amandla Magazine Issue 60 | 23 November 2018 The prisoner we visited, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva – “Lula,” as he is universally known — has been sentenced to virtual life imprisonment,

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24 Demands for every year the government has neglected womxn: Reflections on the #TotalShutDown movement in Cape Town

24 Demands for every year the government has neglected womxn: Reflections on the #TotalShutDown movement in Cape Town By Asanda Benya | Amandla! Magazine Issue 60 | 02 November 2018 I want to start by saying that I was not

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#MTBPS 2018: 7 things you need to know

#MTBPS 2018: 7 things you need to know Alternative Information & Development Centre (AIDC) | 24 October 2018       No major surprises, in business as usual medium term budget policy statement. No aggressive austerity measures, but this doesn’t

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What will Mboweni do?

What will Mboweni do? Ahead of the MTBPS we call on the finance minister to radically break from neoliberalism – alternatives exist Alternative Information & Development Centre (AIDC) Economic Justice Team | 22 October 2018 In post-Apartheid South Africa, the

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A Global Middle Class Tipping Point?

A Global Middle Class Tipping Point? By Kenan Malik | Original Source: The Guardian | 10 October 2018 Half the world is now middle class. So ran the headlines reporting a Brookings Institution analysis of global poverty, according to which 3.8 billion

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The Future of Democracy in Zimbabwe: Forward to the Past?

The Future of Democracy in Zimbabwe: Forward to the Past? By Thulani Mswelanto | Amandla Magazine Issue 59 | 4 October 2018 Zimbabwe held elections on 30 July 2018. This followed the ouster of President Mugabe after a faction of

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Corporate Corruption (Part 2): How to make multinational companies pay their fair share

Corporate Corruption (Part 2): How to make multinational companies pay their fair share By Erwan Malary | Original Source: Daily Maverick | 28 September 2018 As explained in Part 1, illicit financial flows out of South Africa are substantial and growing

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The Global Financial Crisis: A Decade Later – Still in the Danger Zone

The Global Financial Crisis: A Decade Later – Still in the Danger Zone Alternative Information and Development Center (AIDC) | 17 September 2018 15 September 2018 was exactly ten years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, ultimately culminating in a

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Marx at 200 and Marxist experiments in Africa

Marx at 200 and Marxist experiments in Africa By Phindile Kunene | Amandla Magazine Issue 59 | 7 September 2018 Marxist ideas and forms of political expression seem to be marginal in popular struggles in Africa today. But the retreat

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