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.

Posted in

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

Posted in

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

Posted in

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

Posted in

Can Ramaphosa Deliver?

Phindile Kunene and Michael Nassen Smith discuss the prospects for Ramaphosa’s presidency. Will CR’s “new dawn” introduce an alternative growth path that breaks from the ecologically-damaging mineral-energy complex? What local and global space, policy instruments & alliances are required for

Posted in Tagged with:

The Global Network of Tax Havens

 James S. Henry recently spoke to us about the global network of tax havens, looking in particular at the USA as the largest of these. James is an American economist, lawyer, and investigative journalist. He has written extensively on the

Posted in

BRICS: Liberators or Agents of Imperialism

 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 engaged in a debate with Mazibuko Jara, discussing whether BRICS is a liberator or an agent

Posted in

Thoughts from the left – what causes mental illness and how to treat it

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

Posted in

Extracting Profit and the New Scramble for Africa [Book Launch]

“Extracting Profit and the New Scramble for Africa” argues that the roots of today’s social and economic conditions lie in the historical legacies of colonialism and the imposition of so-called “reforms” by global financial institutions such as the World Bank

Posted in

Solidarity Against Mining in Africa

Parallel to the 8th Alternative Mining Indaba, Amandla!, The Peoples’ Dialogue and Africa Unite were hosting a forum to discuss the issue of extractivism in Africa The forum aimed at larger public awareness and mobilization about the impact of mining

Posted in