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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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Ramaphosa and Gigaba have allowed a good crisis to go to waste.

Ramaphosa and Gigaba have allowed a good crisis to go to waste. Alternative Information & Development Centre (AIDC) | 22 FEBRUARY 2018 Budgets do not represent the sum total of a government’s economic policy. They indicate the direction of things

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No bad woman, just bad laws: why the decriminalisation of sex work in South Africa is a feminist issue

No bad woman, just bad laws: why the decriminalisation of sex work in South Africa is a feminist issue By Nosipho Vidima and Ishtar Lakhani | Amandla! Magazine Issue 55-56 | December 2017 In South Africa we are losing the

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David Mahlobo puts his foot on the gas in driving role of Central Energy Fund

David Mahlobo puts his foot on the gas in driving role of Central Energy Fund By Richard Worthington | 6 December 2017 We don’t often get a detailed PowerPoint presentation from an energy minister, particularly one that has not been

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Inequality in a photograph – Nairobi, Kenya

Inequality in a photograph – Nairobi, Kenya Forty Billionaires and Forty Million Beggars Although Kenya often appears in the press as a nation split by ethnic discord, it has just two “tribes”: the rich and the poor. Read more  

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Getting out of the mess [Amandla 55/56 Editorial]

Getting out of the mess Editorial Collective | Amandla! Issue No. 55/56 | December 2017 We have to acknowledge that we are sitting at a low point for popular movements and popular politics. Not just in South Africa. Look at

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AIDC answers Net 1: Statement of Clarification

AIDC answers Net 1: Statement of Clarification Net1 has contested the veracity of our report to Black Sash and CALS at Wits University. Our report focused on the inadequacy and inaccuracy of Net1’s subsidiary Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) Statement of

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