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Black Lives Matter and the Struggle for Freedom

By Brian P. Jones From Monthly Review Black Lives Matter and the Struggle for Freedom In late April 2016, at a town hall-style event in London, President Obama complained about the rising movement against the state-sanctioned murder of black people

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Power to the People: Remember the Black Panthers – 50th Anniversary

“We do not fight racism with racism. We fight racism with solidarity. We do not fight explosive capitalism with Black capitalism. We fight capitalism with basic socialism.” Bobby Seale in Seize the Time In the midst of the student struggle,

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Racism: liberal confusion or material explanation?

In issue 45 of Amandla!, we opened the pages to the important debate on race and class. In this Article Motala clarifies the meaning of “race” as a social construct. He warns against the continued reference to apartheid racial categories,

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Rejecting Postracialism: Whiteness, Morality and Decency

By: Richard Raber. Origially published in the Daily Maverick Rejecting Postracialism: Whiteness, Morality and Decency Beginning with the contention that most white people view racism conceptually as bad, evil or at least something that is undesirable to be associated with, it

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Beyond ‘White Monopoly Capital’: Who owns South Africa?

BEYOND ‘WHITE MONOPOLY CAPITAL’ WHO OWNS SOUTH AFRICA? The debate on ‘white monopoly capital’ has some blind spots as it omits the role of the state in ownership and control of the means of production. The state also controls the

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