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Workers Hold the Keys

Thousands of members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), the country's largest union, take part in a strike action in Johannesburg, South Africa, 01 July 2014. More than 220,000 metal workers have gone on strike throughout the country demanding an increase of 12 percent, nearly double the current inflation rate.  EPA/IHSAAN HAFFEJEE

Workers Hold the Keys Despite the threat of automation and the weakness of organized labor, workers still hold the key to winning social change by Vivek Chibber & Jason Farbman In your ABCs piece, you say capitalism can’t deliver the goods.

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#AndABlackWomanAtThat: a discussion of power and privilege


In the first of a two-part series, Sheri Carr reflects on the oppression of her early life and how we must fight it, even in our own movement I grew up knowing every other black person living in my hometown: Bangor

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Ledger sets the record straight


The article published on the AIDC website “No kind words for government”, 09 March 2017, written by a freelance journalist – misquoted author of book “An Empty Plate”, Dr Tracy Ledger. AIDC has since removed the article. Some of the mistakes

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Business and the state are twin enemies of SA’s poor


Real radical economic transformation requires more than a binary battle between the private and public sectors — it needs an overhaul of morality: President Jacob Zuma has promised that the ANC will focus this year on achieving “radical” transformation of

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Who Said Nearly 50 Years Ago that Israel was an Apartheid State? 13th IAW Week


At the onset of international ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ in solidarity with the embattled Palestinian people, I want to start by quoting a South African who emphatically stated as far back as 1963 that “Israel is an apartheid state.” Those were

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13th Israeli Apartheid Week (6-12 March 2017)


Join us in making this year’s 13th annual international Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) bigger, better and bolder! IAW is an annual international series of self-organized events (rallies, protests, lectures, cultural performances, concerts, films and workshops) held in over 250 cities, communities

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MK’s 30 year contribution to armed struggle


Review of MK’s 30-year armed struggle and its contribution to forcing the apartheid regime to the negotiating table. Ronnie Kasrils | 16 February 2017 The people’s patience is not endless. The time comes in the life of any nation when

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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


  South Africa and the Changing Possibilities for the Left By Leonard Gentle From 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


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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