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Amandla! Magazine 58

Amandla! Magazine 58 You can now access electronic articles from Issue 58 of Amandla! Magazine here: Dysfunctional economy needs urgent change The case for a Left Block in the 2019 national elections The Meaning of the 25 April Strike Against


The Meaning of the 25 April Strike Against the Labour Bills

The Meaning of the 25 April Strike Against the Labour Bills By Ronald Wesso | Amandla Magazine 58 | 7 August 2018 On 25th April, Saftu called a general strike and organised marches around the country to protest against the


Geopolitics and the Role of BRICS

  Geopolitics and the Role of BRICS Dominic Brown | Amandlla | 28 July 2018 Ten years after the 2008 global financial crisis, the global economy is still stagnant and there are few prospects for a recovery. As a result,


Why Marx is not Enough

Why Marx is not Enough By Lindokuhle Patiwe | Written for Amandla | 26 July 2018 In The 11th Thesis on Feuerbach Marx makes a point that “Philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to


Land Reform – A critique of Traditional Leadership

Land Reform – A critique of Traditional Leadership by Lwazi Ncapayi and Solomzi Ntungwa | 14 July 2018 | Amandla! Magazine The South African constitution recognises customary law as a source of law, and may be used in courts of


Tunisians rise up against austerity

Tunisians rise up against austerity By Fathi Chamkhi | Amandla! Issue 57 | 6 July 2018 Seven years after the revolution of 2011, which toppled the dictator, Tunisia is going from bad to worse! All key economic and social indicators


Interview with Guilherme Boulos, leader of the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Teto (Homeless Workers Movement) or MTST

Interview with Guilherme Boulos, leader of the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Teto (Homeless Workers Movement) or MTST Published in Amandla! Issue 57 | 2 July 2018 1.    Can you give South African readers some background to the formation of the MTST and


Land Expropriation Without Compensation: Housing Movements Respond

Land Expropriation Without Compensation: Housing Movements Respond By Julia Thomas | Amandla! Magazine | 15 June 2018 A mix of activists sat in two circles – one for listeners, one for comrades raising questions – on the final day of


The Stolen Future of the Youth

The Stolen Future of the Youth Amandla Ulutsha Newsletter |Issue 13 Editorial | 14 June 2018 The sixth month of each year ever since the 1976 youth uprising is a constant reminder to the youth in South Africa of where


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


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


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


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


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,


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


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


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


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


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


Cyril Ramaphosa and the Deepening Crisis of the ANC: Renewal or Perpetuation?

Cyril Ramaphosa and the Deepening Crisis of the ANC: Renewal or Perpetuation? By Gunnett Kaaf | Amandla! Magazine Issue 57 | April 2018 The ANC Nasrec Conference was greeted as a turning point since it brought the end of Jacob


#UniteBehind demands change at Prasa

#UniteBehind demands change at Prasa By Matthew Hirsch and Zukiswa Vuka | Amandla! Magazine Issue 57 | April 2018 An edited version of the following article appears in Amandla 57. Due to editing constraints, #UniteBehind did not have time to


When the internet swaps from utopia to dystopia

When the internet swaps from utopia to dystopia Right to privacy, democracy and data sovereignty Amandla! Ulutsha Newsletter Issue  No.9 | Editorial | 12 April 2018        The recent data scandal involving 87 million people’s personal information collected and processed


The War on Freedom Fighters

The War on Freedom Fighters Shrinking Space for Dissent Amandla! Ulutsha Newsletter Issue  No.8 | Editorial | 29 March 2018 The murder of Marielle Franco, an Afro-Brazilian queer socialist womxn on the 14th of March, has caused an international uproar


The Black Panther moment

The Black Panther moment A critique of the critiques Amandla! Ulutsha Newsletter Issue  No.7 | Editorial | 15 March 2018 It’s been a month since Black Panther hit cinemas and it has thus far grossed $1billion at the box office

 
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