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The Marikana Massacre: wages as the blind spot in the tax evasion debate

The Marikana Massacre: wages as the blind spot in the tax evasion debate By Dick Forslund | Original Source: International Union Rights | 4 June 2018 No doubt, workers across the world were shocked as striking mine workers at the

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Dismantling patriarchy and misogyny

Dismantling Patriarchy and Misogyny Reflections about collective change Amandla Ulutsha Newsletter |Issue 12 Editorial | 31 May 2018 The recent allegations of sexual harassment and abuse on the left in South Africa have highlighted how social justice organizations are not

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Tunisians rise up against austerity

Tunisians rise up against austerity By Fathi Chamkhi | Amandla! Magazine Issue 57 | 29 May 2018 Seven years after the revolution of 2011, which toppled the dictator, Tunisia is going from bad to worse! All key economic and social

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Carillion and the “dead end” of privatisation

Carillion and the “dead end” of privatisation by Michael Roberts | Amandla! Magazine Issue 57 | 22 May 2018 A few weeks ago, Martin Wolf, Keynesian economics journalist for the UK’s Financial Times, wrote a piece arguing that the renationalisation

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Mental Illness and the Psychological Trap – A Political Problem

Mental Illness and the Psychological Trap – A Political Problem Amandla Ulutsha Newsletter |Issue 11 Editorial | 17 May 2018 The problem with society and the framing of mental illness as a social ill. Mental illness is a serious problem,

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Where to from here for Eskom?

Where to from here for Eskom? By Amandla! Correspondent | Amandla! Magazine Issue 57 | 14 May 2018 Eskom started off 2018 in a difficult position. Its finances were a mess. There was little trust in the board, which was

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Building better public service to meet people’s needs

Building better public service to meet people’s needs By Lavinia Steinfort | Amandla! Magazine Issue 57 | 8 May 2018 Since the beginning of the 21st century, a growing number of citizens, workers and cities have been successfully collaborating to

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The General Strike and what it means

The General Strike and what it means Amandla! Ulutsha Newsletter Issue  No.10 | Editorial | 25 April 2018 The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) has just recently called a national general strike on the 25 April, with General

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Expropriation without compensation: implications of ANC policy

Expropriation without compensation: implications of ANC policy By Lungisile Ntsebeza | Amandla! Magazine | April 2018 This is an edited version of a slightly longer article published in Daily Maverick on 11 March. ANC position today The recent motion for

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Worker rights under attack

Worker rights under attack By Casual Workers Advice Office (CWAO) | Amandla! Magazine Issue 57 | April 2018 On 17 November 2017 the state said it wants to make big changes to the rights of workers by changing the Labour

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