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August 2016

Screening: Miners Shot Down

August 25, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

16 August 2012,The Marikana miners' strike or Lonmin strike was a wildcat strike at a mine owned by Lonmin in the Marikana. 34 miners were killed in South Africa on this fatal day 2012. A police cover-up was suspected. 4 years since the tragic Marikana Massacre in which 34 people where killed during strike action for a living wage - The Progressive Youth Movement (PYM) will have a screening of the documentary Miners Shot Down, the South African documentary which looks…

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September 2016

One Million Climate Jobs Monthly Meeting

September 22, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
AIDC Solidarity Centre, 129 Rochester Road, Obersvatory
Cape Town, South Africa
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  One Million Climate Jobs Campaign THURSDAY 22nd SEPTEMER 2016 9.30 to 12.30 AIDC 129 Rochester Rd, Observatory (MEETING WILL START PROMPTLY AT 9.30!) Agenda Apologies Introductions Disobedience –documentary on the global movement to break free from fossil fuels COP 22: Social movement plans to make this one different – Brian Ashley (AIDC) Bio-Gas: renewable energy for communities? - Yvette Abrahams Fossil Free SA – Brief Update:  David le Page/James Irlam Public Protector Complaints against the Departments of the Environment…

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Local Government Elections Debate

September 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
AIDC Solidarity Centre, 129 Rochester Road, Obersvatory
Cape Town, South Africa
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Training of Trainers – Workshop

September 29, 2016 @ 8:00 am - September 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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CSAAWU Fundraiser

September 30, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - October 1, 2016 @ 12:00 am
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June 2017

State Capture & the Shadow State [28/06]:

June 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

State Capture & the Shadow State: Betrayal of a promise is Prof Mark Swilling and a number of other leading academics attempt at a systematic analysis of the Zupta state capture project.  Pravin Gordhan repeatedly asks us to connect the dots. Betrayal of promise attempts to do exactly this. Join Amandla to discuss as we seek go beyond 'dot-connecting': With Prof. Mark Swilling Swilling is a Distinguished Professor and Programme Coordinator: Sustainable Development in the School of Public Leadership, University of…

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May 2018

Thoughts from the left: What causes mental illness, and how does one treat it?

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Psychotherapy is often derided as a middle-class indulgence. Prof Wahbie Long's talk will examine the potential for a more socially responsive profession by, first, exploring theories of mental illness from the perspective of the left, and second, by tracing the implications for the practice of psychotherapy. Professor Wahbie Long is a clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychology and the director of the Child Guidance Clinic at the University of Cape Town. With research interests in the history and theory…

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[Amandla Forum] BRICS: Liberators or Agents of Imperialism

May 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

From the 25-27 July the BRICS heads of state will be meeting at the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg. Ahead of the summit Patrick Bond will give an input at the next Amandla Forum on what he thinks we can expect to come out of the BRICS summit. Join us as we discuss whether BRICS is a liberator or an agent of imperialism.24 May 201817:30 - 19:30129 Rochester Road, Observatory, Cape TownGuest Speaker: Patrick Bond, Political Economist at the Wits University School…

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Life is Wonderful – Screening & Discussion

May 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Life is Wonderful - Screening & Discussion 2 June at 10:30  Venue: 129 Rochester Road, Observatory, Cape Town   On Saturday, 2 June, Amandla Forums and the Institute For African Alternatives (IFAA) will be screening "Life Is Wonderful: Mandela's Unsung Heroes". In this new film, former High Court Judge Sir Nick Stadlen tells the story of Nelson Mandela's co-defendants at the Rivonia trial, the lawyers who saved them from the gallows and some of the other brave men and women…

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June 2018

Can Ramaphosa Deliver

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
AIDC Solidarity Centre, 129 Rochester Road, Obersvatory
Cape Town, South Africa
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Phindile Kunene and Rob Petersen will be discussing: Will CR's "new dawn"  introduce an alternative growth path that breaks from the ecologically-damaging minerals-energy complex? What local and global space, policy instruments and alliances are required for this shift? Furthermore, what are the political implications for social movements and the broad Left of CR's ascendancy? What are the prospects of independent political work outside of the ANC-led alliance? Please RSVP to greg@aidc.org.za by 19 June

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