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Time for the revival of the BIG coalition

Time for the revival of the BIG coalition Amandla Online | May 2020 An idea whose time has come “There’s nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come”,  said Victor Hugo. This quote helps us understand the growing


The Real Jobs Summit: a long journey to economic and political freedom

The Real Jobs Summit: a long journey to economic and political freedom Amandla Correspondent | Amandla 69 | April/May 2020 In 2018, newly appointed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inaugural State of the Nation promised what would in effect be a presidency


Liberate the Government Employees Pension Fund from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Liberate the GEPF from the JSE Amandla Correspondent | Amandla 69 |March/April 2020 Globally, stock markets are reported to have lost more than $13 trillion dollars over this past month. South Africa was not spared. On 12th and 13th March


Help fight Covid-19 by rejecting International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Loans!

Help fight Covid-19 by rejecting International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Loans! More than 70 organisations including trade unions and mass based popular organisations demands that government reject any International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Loans! The past


Eight theses on Covid-19

Eight theses on Covid-19 Daniel Tanuro | Amandla 69 | March/April 2020 “The Covid-19 is yet another warning: capitalism, which leads humanity to barbarism, must be ended.” 1. The economic slowdown preceded Covid-19. This fact should not lead to denying


The Coronavirus crisis and the struggle for health

The Coronavirus crisis and the struggle for health Louis Reynolds | Amandla 69 | March 2020 The  COVID-19 crisis in South Africa has resulted in welcome signs that our government, at last, is becoming serious about actually governing the country.


This Changes Everything

This Changes Everything Amandla Magazine | Issue 69 Editorial | 31 March 2020 For many, the lockdown of 21 days will be a severe test. For some it will in effect be impossible. Imagine being under lock-down for 21 days


COVID-19: Updates & Ongoing Analysis

COVID-19: Updates & Ongoing Analysis How do we get to a post-coronavirus world with the least possible deaths, health and economic sufferings?  What will the post coronavirus world be like? And what do we do to ensure that that world


The Chilean uprising: something very different happening?

The Chilean uprising: something very different happening? Amandla Magazine | Issue 69 || March 2020 Why we need to take notice – an eye-witness account “We not going to stop – we began already. If we have to go out


The Revolution is not only Shouting, Singing and Dancing

The Lebanese revolution is not only about shouting, singing and dancing … and barricading roads! Sid Luckett | Amandla! Media | 17 January 2020 I recently spent a fortnight in Beirut and Tripoli (my third visit to Lebanon) witnessing and


Eskom: unbundling and privatisation are not the answer

Eskom: Unbundling and Privatisation are not the Answer Amandla Correspondent | Amandla Issue 67/8 | December 2019 There is clearly an urgent need to deal with massive problems at Eskom. It cannot be business as usual – Eskom does need


Lebanese Revolution

Lebanese Revolution by Abïr Ward | Amandla! Magazine | 19 December 2019 Following his trip to Lebanon Sid Luckett conducted an interview with Abir Ward, a lecturer and revolutionary from Lebanon, for Amandla! SL: When did the uprising in Lebanon


Shock Therapy on the cards: Tito Mboweni is heading for economic decline, not “kick-start of growth”

Shock Therapy on the cards: Tito Mboweni is heading for economic decline, not “kick-start of growth” by Amandla Correspondent | Amandla! Issue No. 66 | October 2019 In August, the Treasury issued a discussion document Towards an economic strategy for


Looting and xenophobia: the ugly face of the economic crisis

Looting and xenophobia: the ugly face of the economic crisis by Ronald Wesso | Amandla! Issue No. 66 | October 2019 The wave of xenophobic demonstrations and attacks around Gauteng during September raises the question: what would an effective response


South Africa’s economy writhes under an international thumb, as the unpatriotic bourgeoisie flees

South Africa’s economy writhes under an international thumb, as the unpatriotic bourgeoisie flees by Patrick Bond | Amandla! Issue No. 66 | October 2019 The rats are scurrying off a sinking ship, South Africa Inc. Financial advisor Magnus Heystek bragged


Neoliberalism’s social and economic crisis

Neoliberalism’s social and economic crisis by Seeraj Mohamed | Amandla! Issue No.66 | October 2019 The social fabric in communities across South Africa is unravelling. Twenty-five years after the first democratic elections, the symptoms of this crisis are everywhere. They


Gendered impacts of austerity

Gendered impacts of austerity by Funzani Mtembu | Amandla! Issue No. 66 | October 2019 It is often assumed that budget cuts affect everyone the same. However, there has been substantial research which shows that austerity measures affect women and


Interventions Towards Ecosocialism

Interventions Towards Ecosocialism by Bruce Baigrie | Amandla! Issue No. 66 | October 2019 The Second Contradiction: Capitalism and the Environment We are firmly in the anthropocene, a term coined by scientists to highlight humanity’s domineering influence on the planet.


Ecuador: From the middle of the world to the end of the world

Ecuador: From the middle of the world to the end of the world by Boaventura De Sousa Santos  | Amandla! Issue No. 66 | October 2019 On the verge of harsher neoliberal policies here in SA, this defeat of IMF


FeesMustFall: horizontalism and the continuity of social movements

FeesMustFall: horizontalism and the continuity of social movements by Thato Mokoena | Amandla! Issue No. 66 | October 2019 2015 marked an historic moment in the history of South African universities. The demand for greater access to university crystallised in


Can the National Health Insurance solve South Africa’s nation-al health crisis?

Can the National Health Insurance solve South Africa’s national health crisis? by Louis Reynolds & David Sanders | Amandla! Issue No. 66 | October 2019 “Illness is neither an indulgence for which people have to pay, nor an offence for


Samancor: Looking in the throat of a “Crocodile”

Samancor: Looking in the throat of a “Crocodile” by Amandla correspondent | Amandla! Issue No. 66 | October 2019 On 2nd October, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union Amcu) filed court papers at the Johannesburg High Court against the second


What do we mean by Xenophobia

What do we mean by Xenophobia by Amandla! Correspondent | Amandla! Issue No. 66 | October 2019 Xenophobic violence and attacks on foreign nationals have steadily increased in post-apartheid South Africa. Shortly after 1994 there was a significant spike in

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The myth of a labour aristocracy in South Africa

The myth of a labour aristocracy in South Africa by Eddie Cottle| Amandla! Issue No. 66 | October 2019 In recent years, there has been a lack of a revolutionary movement, and reformism has persisted amongst workers in South Africa.

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