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To vote or not to vote: that is the question

To vote or not to vote: that is the question Rekang Jankie | Amandla! 63 | April/May 2019 With elections on the horizon, South Africans are being encouraged to go to the polls. This extends beyond regular political party campaigning

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Eskom, Climate Change and the Just Transition

Eskom, Climate Change and the Just Transition Amandla! Editorial Collective | Amandla! Issue 63 | 09 April, 2019   What to do about Eskom, is the 64 thousand dollar question? This should actually read the 640 billion rand question –

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100 Years of Rosa Luxemburg’s Marxism: Imperialism, Democracy and Lessons for the South African Left

100 Years of Rosa Luxemburg’s Marxism: Imperialism, Democracy and Lessons for the South African Left A Talk at Wits University by Gunnett Kaaf | March 2019 It is now 100 years since Rosa Luxemburg, together with Karl Liebknecht, was murdered

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Getting to grips with Venezuela

Getting to grips with Venezuela Amandla Compilation | 27 February 2019 In January of this year Venezuela’s President, Nicolás Maduro, was sworn in for a controversial second six year term on the back of an election largely boycotted by the

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Era of unbridled faith in the virtues of the market is now over

Era of unbridled faith in the virtues of the market is now over By Carilee Osborne and Michael Nassen Smith | Original Source: Business Day | 22 February 2019 The year 2019 will undoubtedly be an important year for the

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#Budget2019: Out of the Zuma frying pan straight into the privatisation furnace

#Budget2019: Out of the Zuma frying pan straight into the privatisation furnace Alternative Information & Development Centre (AIDC) | 20 February 2019 Tito Mboweni’s budget signals a significant shift in orientation towards privatisation. The break with the Zuma regime is

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Unbundling Eskom is code for privatisation

Unbundling Eskom is code for privatisation By Sean Sweeney | Original Source: Business Day | 18 February 2019 Unbundling serves a privatisation agenda by making electricity and its provision a commodity rather than a public service and human right Supporters

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Shrinking right to strike

Shrinking right to strike By Ronald Wesso | Amandla Issue 61/62 | 07 February 2019 When politicians, state officials and employers attack the right to strike, workers do not stop striking. But there tend to be fewer strikes, with more

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Land reform: expropriation without compensation is not the central issue

Land reform: expropriation without compensation is not the central issue Interview with Ben Cousins | Amandla Issue 61/62 | 31 January 2019 Amandla! The first thing that struck me when I read your article Alternatives to individual land titling was

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The Feminisation of the Economic Crisis

The Feminisation of the Economic Crisis By Basani Baloyi | Amandla Issue 61/62 | 22 January 2019 The structure of South Africa’s labour force remains highly gendered. Women remain the likeliest to be unemployed and have a lower labour force

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