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What Does It Mean to be a South African Marxist, 100 Years after the Russian Revolution?

What Does It Mean to be a South African Marxist, 100 Years after the Russian Revolution? By Andrew Nash | Amandla Magazine Issue 54 | October 2017 It is not too much to say that the Russian Revolution made South

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Kenya: A tradition of stolen elections

Kenya: A tradition of stolen elections By Firoze Manji | Amandla! Magazine issue 54 | October 2017   A few days after the elections held in Kenya on 8 August, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced that the

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Justice for whistle-blowers

Justice for whistle-blowers Koketso Moeti | Amandla! Magazine Issue No. 41 | SEPTEMBER 2015 In 2007, ANC councillor Grisham Bujram was shot dead by a bodyguard and lover of the then-mayor of Dundee. The killing was carried out using the

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W(h)ither the Students?

W(h)ither the Students? Christopher Morris | Amandla! Magazine Issue 54 | October 2017 As I sat down to write this article, news of police moving in to squash protest at Cape University of Technology (CPUT) had just blown up over

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Media Freedom in South Africa: the two-part formula for securing freedom of expression

Media Freedom in South Africa: the two-part formula for securing freedom of expression By Julie Reid | Amandla! Magazine Issue 54 | October 2017 In October, those of us working in the media sector and related fields pause to remember

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By way of an introduction: The stages of the 1917 revolution (Part 2)

By way of an introduction The stages of the 1917 revolution (Part 2) By Francois Vercammen The revolution of October 1917 At the start of September the pendulum swung to the left as sharply as it had swung right at

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By way of an introduction: The stages of the 1917 revolution (Part 1)

By way of an introduction The stages of the 1917 revolution (part 1) By Francois Vercammen During February 1917, in the midst of war, the autocratic Tsarist regime in Russia was overthrown by mass demonstrations. Eight months later, in October,

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New cycle of resistance to neoliberalism in Argentina

New cycle of resistance to neoliberalism in Argentina by Émilio Taddei from Buenos Aires translated by Rachel Mash | Amandla! Website | September 2017 In Argentina, the beginning of 2017 was marked  by an increase in social conflict and protest action

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New labour federation and the gender question

New labour federation and the gender question By Asanda Benya | Amandla! Magazine Issue 52 | May 2017   A few weeks ago we saw the launch of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu). At inception, it became

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“But he is politically important”: silencing women in activist spaces – reflections on #menaretrash Amandla Forum

But he is politically important”: silencing women in activist spaces – reflections on #menaretrash Amandla Forum Camalita Naicker | Amandla! Magazine | Issue 53 The #menaretrash Amandla! Forum happened in a room full of people from political parties, social movements,

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