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One, Two, Many Rosa Luxemburgs

One, Two, Many Rosa Luxemburgs By Ines Schwerdtner | Original Source: Jacobin | 22 January 2019 Hardly any figure in the history of socialism represents such an impressive combination of sharp-minded theoretician and rhetorically explosive politician as did Rosa Luxemburg.

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The spark ignites in the action – the philosophy of praxis in the thought of Rosa Luxemburg

The spark ignites in the action – the philosophy of praxis in the thought of Rosa Luxemburg By Michael Löwy | Original Source: International Viewpoint | 15 January 2019 To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the murder of one of

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South Africa: The Brinkmanship of Stagnating Capitalism

South Africa: The Brinkmanship of Stagnating Capitalism By Amandla Correspondent | Amandla Issue 61/62 | 08 January 2018 It is now widely accepted that South Africa’s economy is not just stagnant. It is in a crisis. The business-oriented media and

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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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