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HOW BLACK PANTHER SURVIVED SOLITARY CONFINEMENT FOR 43 YEARS

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Albert Woodfox, as one of the Angola 3, he was in isolation longer than any other American. Then he came home to face his future. By Rachel Aviv “What does it feel like to be free?” Woodfox asked. “How do

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South Africa and the Changing Possibilities for the Left

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  South Africa and the Changing Possibilities for the Left By Leonard Gentle From Pambazuka.org website. With the claims that a new trade union federation will be launched in March 2017, it is appropriate to draw up a balance sheet of the

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The problem with the past is that it doesn’t pass: on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution

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The problem with the past is that it doesn’t pass: on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution Posted on 2/13/2017 by Por Boaventura de Sousa Santos* This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution (RR) and also the 150th

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Manufactured Consent – Power, Media and Think-tanks

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Manufactured Consent: Power, Media and Think-tanks Corporations don’t just shape our politics or economics, they also seek to change public opinion to serve their interests. Which corporations play the biggest role in shaping knowledge and news? What do they fund?

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Deconstructing Decolonisation

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Deconstructing Decolonisation – Can racial assertiveness cure imagined inferiority? The reader of the short critique of decolonisation I’m about to give should keep in mind the question of what might lie behind the embrace – almost miraculous in its sweep

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Strike interdicts upset the balance

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By: Amandla! correspondent From: Amandla! Issue No.49/50  DECEMBER 2016 Section 23 of the 1996 Constitution entrenches the right of every worker to strike. The Labour Relations Act (LRA ) gives content to this right, and takes it further: as long

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It’s time to really take control

Leave supporters hold banners and flags as they stand on Westminster Bridge during an EU referendum campaign stunt in which a flotilla of boats supporting "Leave" sailed up the River Thames outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, June 15, 2016. A flotilla of boats protesting EU fishing polices has sailed up the River Thames to the Houses of Parliament as part of a campaign backing Britain's exit from the European Union. The flotilla was greeted by boats carrying "remain" supporters. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

On how the left must match the anti-establishment rhetoric of the right, but with a different politics by Andrew Dolan from Red Pepper From Brexit to Trump, 2016 brought political upheaval that shook the liberal democratic order in Europe and

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The implosion of Venezuela’s rentier state

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From Amandla 49/50. By Edgardo Landers. This is an edited version of a summary published on the website of the Transnational Institute. You can find the full paper here. The implosion of Venezuela’s rentier state The current crisis of the

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The crises in steel and mining and what they mean for the South African economy

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By:  Sam Ashman From: Amandla! Issue No.49/50  (DECEMBER 2016) The crises in steel and mining and what they mean for the South African economy The core of the South African economy has been hit by significant crises in the steel

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Climate denial, Trumpism and neo-liberalism

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[William I. Robinson, 12/12/2016, Alainet, from Systemic Alternatives] There is more than meets the eye in President-elect Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general, is a notorious climate change denier. He is

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