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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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The Working Class Summit: a step towards united, militant action

The Working Class Summit: a step towards united, militant action By Amandla correspondent | Amandla Magazine Issue 59 | 4 September 2018 Working class formations in South Africa have been fragmented and in decline for a long time. Saftu itself

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Intersectionality: Materialism or culturalism?

Intersectionality: Materialism or culturalism? Michael Nassen Smith | Amandla | 23 August 2018   Intersectionality has become a “master” concept in progressive circles today. With origins in critical legal studies in the USA, it has quickly spread across the globe

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A new political environment?

A new political environment? By Trevor Ngwane | Amandla Magazine Issue 58 | 23 August 2018 The state of the left There are moments in history which give glimpses of what the working class can do. They are moments in

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Building the movement of the working class and the dispossessed

Building the movement of the working class and the dispossessed Amandla Editorial | Amandla Magazine Issue 59 | 22 August 2018 South Africa is becoming more impoverished day-by-day. Stats SA’s latest figures show unemployment increasing by 0.5% to 37.2%. (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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