Is Marxism relevant today?

More than 200 years since Marx’s birth, and 150 years since Das Kapital, is marxism still relevant? Should we still care about Marxism? Bio: Prof Helena Sheehan is emeritus professor at Dublin City University where she taught history of ideas.

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Class, Race, Gender and Knowledge

How do class, race and gender impact on the production of knowledge? Is it enough to include those who have been excluded from advanced knowledge? Or has knowledge itself been tainted by the exclusions of class, race, gender and colonial

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Building a new Eskom: Fully Public and Serving the People

The crisis at ESKOM must not be used to further liberalise and privatise the energy sector. The proposal to break-up ESKOM into different companies WILL lead to greater privatisation of the energy sector. Electricity will become more expensive and jobs

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Investment In Renewables

Sean Sweeny discusses the green economy and investment in renewable sources of energy in the context of a steadily rising demand for energy. Listen to his input here:  

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The Hadji Alidja Esau Story Book Launch

Cyril W Jacobs was born in Wellington in the Western Cape. He attended Livingstone High School in Claremont and thereafter enrolled in professional training at Hewat Teachers’ Training College, Cape Town, later graduating from Middlesex University, North London, B.A.S.S. During

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More Than A Game: Cricket, Imperialism & SA with Colin Bundy

Colin Bundy is a leading historian best known for his documentation of the South African peasantry. His writing has also covered topics such as poverty and climate change, and icons including the likes of Nelson Mandela, and Govan Mbeki. He

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The future of coal in South Africa in the context of the Paris Agreement

Jesse Burton from the Energy Research Centre (ERC) of the University of Cape Town (UCT) talks about The future of coal in South Africa in the context of the Paris Agreement, at our October monthly One Million Climate Jobs meeting.

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Organising Resistance in the Gig Economy

Jamie Woodcock is a union organizer as well as a researcher at Oxford in the UK. His organizing work is with precarious workers and in particular workers in the ‘gig economy’ from companies such as Uber and other similar digital

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Learning to sustain & regenerate life in times of climate crises: pedagogy, politics and organising

Professor Shirley Walters from the University of Western Cape discusses learning to sustain and regenerate life in times of climate crises and how these issues pertain to pedagogy, politics and organising. Listen to her input at one of our October

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Capital Crimes: Illicit financial flows, tax evasion and transfer pricing

Workers On Wednesday, 26 September 2018, broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Colonialism did not end when European administrators and settlers relinquished political control over their assets and granted them independence. Value continues to be extracted

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