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The real meaning of the 25 April general strike: reply to Ronald Wesso

The real meaning of the 25 April general strike: reply to Ronald Wesso By Mametlwe Sebei | Amandla Magazine Issue 59 | 11 September 2018 The 25 April general strike represented a massive rejection of the now passed labour bills


The National Health Insurance Bill: welcome but flawed

The National Health Insurance Bill: welcome but flawed By David Sanders & Louis Reynolds | Amandla Magazine Issue 59 | 10 September 2018 The People’s Health Movement South Africa (PHMSA) welcomes the National Health Insurance Bill in that it confirms


SA’s new dawn – the devil is in the details

SA’s new dawn – the devil is in the details By Terry Bell | Amandla Magazine Issue 59 | 3 September 2018 As the country heads towards another general election, the ANC, the government, and opposition political parties share one


50 years on, is a new May 68 happening in France?

50 years on, is a new May 68 happening in France? By Amandla Correspondent | Amandla! Magazine Issue 58 | 28 August 2018 One year after Macron’s election, France is once again in the streets and protests are now spreading


Expropriation without compensation: how far can it go?

Expropriation without compensation: how far can it go? By Mazibuko Jara | Amandla Magazine Issue 58 | 20 August 2018 How should we read the raging debate on land reform since Parliament’s resolution to explore constitutional amendments that may allow


Prospects and challenges for the Left

Prospects and challenges for the Left By Ronnie Kasrils | Amandla Magazine Issue 58 | 20 August 2018 Events in recent weeks in our country clearly illustrate the determination of our people for decisive changes, and anger at government and


Perspective from the South African Communist Party

Perspective from the South African Communist Party By Alex Mohubetswane Mashilo | Amandla! Magazine Issue 58 | 14 August 2018 Marx wisely observes in “The Eighteenth Brumaire” that “as in private life one differentiates between what a man thinks and says of


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


A new politics from the left?

A new politics from the left? By Hilary Wainwright | Amandla! Magazine Issue 58 | 6 August 2018 Can it be achieved from within existing political institutions? Or does it require new sources of power to be built in society


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


The case for a Left Block in the 2019 national elections

The case for a Left Block in the 2019 national elections By Dick Forslund | Amandla Magazine Issue 58 | 23 July 2018 Is EFF about to go into alliance with ANC in the 2019 elections? After the “united” land


NUMSA is correct on the need for a new political party with a working-class ideology in SA

NUMSA is correct on the need for a new political party with a working-class ideology in SA By Thabang Bhili | Originally for Amandla | 20 July 2018 Our situation The objective conditions of the working class have been so


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


Interview with Enoch Godongwana

Interview with Enoch Godongwana By Amandla Correspondent | Amandla! Issue 57 | 10 July 2018 Amandla! interviewed Enoch Godongwana, Chair of the ANC’s subcommittee on economic transformation. We sent him a series of questions and these are the answers we


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

 
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