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Internationalism: a culture and a commitment

Internationalism: a culture and a commitment Gustave Massiah | Amandla! 63 | April/May 20 Internationalism is a political movement and a current of thought. It is also part of some conceptions of the “alter-globalist” (in French, “altermondialiste”) movement, also known


What is fascism and how do we fight it today?

What is fascism and how do we fight it today? Michael Nassen Smith | Amandla! 63 | April/May 2019 Not since the 1930s has the word “fascism” loomed so large over our political horizon. The term has been trotted out


Searching for Just One Party for a Just Transition

Searching for Just One Party for a Just Transition Janet Cherry | Amandla! 63 | April/May 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa’s SONA address on 7th February 2019 made the briefest possible mention of the just (and necessary) transition from fossil fuels


Elections promise rural people; the elected forget them

Elections promise rural people; the elected forget them Lubabalo Ntsholo | Amandla 63 | March/April 2019 In December 2015, I went to my rural home in Keiskammahoek, Eastern Cape, as I usually do during holidays. Then, one rainy night at about


Election Time Again

Election time again Amandla! Correspondent | Amandla 63| March/April 2019 So we come to another election – the fourth including 1994. Increasingly, radio talk shows are populated by anguished would-be voters in despair at the choice before them. We can’t


To vote or not to vote: that is the question

To vote or not to vote: that is the question Rekang Jankie | Amandla! 63 | April/May 2019 With elections on the horizon, South Africans are being encouraged to go to the polls. This extends beyond regular political party campaigning


Eskom, Climate Change and the Just Transition

Eskom, Climate Change and the Just Transition Amandla! Editorial Collective | Amandla! Issue 63 | 09 April, 2019   What to do about Eskom, is the 64 thousand dollar question? This should actually read the 640 billion rand question –


100 Years of Rosa Luxemburg’s Marxism: Imperialism, Democracy and Lessons for the South African Left

100 Years of Rosa Luxemburg’s Marxism: Imperialism, Democracy and Lessons for the South African Left A Talk at Wits University by Gunnett Kaaf | March 2019 It is now 100 years since Rosa Luxemburg, together with Karl Liebknecht, was murdered


Getting to grips with Venezuela

Getting to grips with Venezuela Amandla Compilation | 27 February 2019 In January of this year Venezuela’s President, Nicolás Maduro, was sworn in for a controversial second six year term on the back of an election largely boycotted by the


Era of unbridled faith in the virtues of the market is now over

Era of unbridled faith in the virtues of the market is now over By Carilee Osborne and Michael Nassen Smith | Original Source: Business Day | 22 February 2019 The year 2019 will undoubtedly be an important year for the


#Budget2019: Out of the Zuma frying pan straight into the privatisation furnace

#Budget2019: Out of the Zuma frying pan straight into the privatisation furnace Alternative Information & Development Centre (AIDC) | 20 February 2019 Tito Mboweni’s budget signals a significant shift in orientation towards privatisation. The break with the Zuma regime is


Unbundling Eskom is code for privatisation

Unbundling Eskom is code for privatisation By Sean Sweeney | Original Source: Business Day | 18 February 2019 Unbundling serves a privatisation agenda by making electricity and its provision a commodity rather than a public service and human right Supporters


Shrinking right to strike

Shrinking right to strike By Ronald Wesso | Amandla Issue 61/62 | 07 February 2019 When politicians, state officials and employers attack the right to strike, workers do not stop striking. But there tend to be fewer strikes, with more


Land reform: expropriation without compensation is not the central issue

Land reform: expropriation without compensation is not the central issue Interview with Ben Cousins | Amandla Issue 61/62 | 31 January 2019 Amandla! The first thing that struck me when I read your article Alternatives to individual land titling was


The Feminisation of the Economic Crisis

The Feminisation of the Economic Crisis By Basani Baloyi | Amandla Issue 61/62 | 22 January 2019 The structure of South Africa’s labour force remains highly gendered. Women remain the likeliest to be unemployed and have a lower labour force


The South African crisis: how we got here and what to do about it

The South African crisis: how we got here and what to do about it By Seeraj Mohamed | Amandla Issue 61/62 | 18 January 2019   The MEC, financialisation and the crisis The solutions we develop to solve a crisis


Economic crisis and global disorders

Economic crisis and global disorders By Michel Husson | Amandla Issue 61/62 | 07 January 2018 Bad times The picture of the world economy after ten years of crisis is bleak: • the European Union is torn between Britain leaving


Time to Rebuild, Time to Rethink

Time to Rebuild, Time to Rethink Amandla Editorial | Amandla Magazine Issue 61/62 | 7 December 2018 In the aftermath of the Marikana massacre and the mass strike of mineworkers, a great opportunity emerged for regenerating progressive and left politics.


Bureaucracy at the top or a worker elite? How to understand the demise of the trade union movement

Bureaucracy at the top or a worker elite? How to understand the demise of the trade union movement By Ronald Wesso | Amandla Magazine Issue 60 | 22 November 2018 Is Saftu “the new giant in the pantheon of working


Learning From Einstein – What to do with the Public Investment Corporation (PIC)

Learning From Einstein – What to do with the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) By Dick Forslund | Original Source: Business Day | 05 November 2018 Albert Einstein is said to have defined madness as expecting different results from repetitions of


Consent, power and making a cup of tea

Consent, power and making a cup of tea By Nicolette Naylor | Amandla! Magazine Issue 60 | 05 November 2018 No means ‘no’ is a big improvement over ‘no’ meaning ‘yes’, but until equality exists not even ‘yes’ can reliably


Violence Against Women and the Politics of Feminism

Violence Against Women and the Politics of Feminism By Desiree Lewis | Amandla! Magazine Issue 60 | 01 November 2018 For feminists from the second half of the last century, taking violence against women seriously involved a long and difficult


Can the socialist project do without feminism?

Can the socialist project do without feminism? By Diane Lamoureux | Amandla! Magazine Issue 60 | 29 October 2018 This is an edited version of a paper presented at The Great Transition: preparing a world beyond capitalism, a conference in


Connect the dots

Connect the dots By Amandla Correspondent | Amandla Magazine Issue 60 | 25 October 2018 We live in a period in which there is little confidence in radical measures to deal with seemingly intractable problems. Government and its soothsayers, especially

 

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