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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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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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Marx’s Open-Ended Critique

Marx’s Open-Ended Critique by John Bellamy Foster | Original Source: Monthly Review | 4 March 2018 Two hundred years after Karl Marx’s birth, the influence of his critique of capital is now as great as ever, in the context of

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From May 1968 to May 2018: Politics and Student Strikes

From May 1968 to May 2018: Politics and Student Strikes by Daniel Warner | Original Source: Counter Punch | 2 May 2018 Much is and will be written comparing the student uprisings in the late 1960s in the United States

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Ramaphosa and the implications for the left

Ramaphosa and the implications for the left Amandla! Magazine Issue 57 |Editorial | April 2018  There has been a lot of water under the bridge since the last issue of Amandla. Or has there? Are we witnessing a real change

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