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Radical Municipalism: The Future We Deserve

Radical Municipalism: The Future We Deserve by Debbie Bookchin | ROAR MAgazine | July 2017 Im the daughter of two longtime municipalists. My mother, Beatrice Bookchin, ran for city council of Burlington, Vermont thirty years ago, in 1987, on an explicitly

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Mining Charter is a reflection of what ails South Africa

Mining Charter is a reflection of what ails South Africa By Christopher Rutledge | Amandla Magazine Issue 53 | July 2017 From a Minister picked from obscurity to do the bidding of a powerful patronage network, to the entrenchment of

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Are Traditional Courts Bill fears justified?

By: Monica de Souza Louw From: Amandla! Issue No. 51 | March 2017 We thought the Traditional Courts Bill was dead. After more than two years of struggle against it, civil society and rural activists celebrated their victory when it

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A Popular Hegemony – Students and Struggle

Entering a new round of struggles, bruised and smarting from a defeat, students across the country are coming to realise that this year may prove decisive in the battle for free, decolonised education. The current lull in protest presents an

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The Qatar Crisis

Is an excellent article by Adam Hanieh in The Bulletin | 3 July 2017. The article gives good insight into the political economy of the gulf, the nature of the contending interests, role of Israel and the US. But above all it emphasizes

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A Young patriots vision of a democratic South Africa, a heartbreaking reality

A Young patriots vision of a democratic South Africa, a heartbreaking reality By Siyabulela Mama After the transition to democracy in South Africa, I imagined a better South Africa for all, a South Africa in which everyone is equal. A

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Financialisation and the South African economy

By Sam Ashman | Amandla! Issue 40 | July/August 2015 It is now widely accepted that neo-liberalism has entailed a global class project to shift the balance of economic and social power in favour of capital and away from labour.

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The SACP and “Radical Economic Transformation”: Radical or Ambivalent?

The SACP and “Radical Economic Transformation”: Radical or Ambivalent? By Gunnett Kaaf | Amandla! Issue 53 | July 2017 At a recent SACP Western Cape Provincial Congress, Jeremy Cronin remarked that radical economic transformation should have started immediately after April 1994.

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Nothing For Us Without Us! New forms of self-organisation by workers in the informal economy

Nothing For Us Without Us! New forms of self-organisation by workers in the informal economy Amandla! Magazine | Issue 52 ! By Pat Horn Workers in the informal economy usually hear about themselves in the third person. They are referred

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Crossing the divide: Saftu’s Challenge

Crossing the divide: Saftu’s Challenge By Eddie Webster | Amandla! Magazine | Issue 52 | May 2017 The long awaited launch of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) in Boksburg on 27th April promises to be a voice

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The new labour struggle: less work, same pay, and basic income for all

The new labour struggle: less work, same pay, and basic income for all We’ve also moved into a different phase of automation, a “fourth industrial revolution” where artificial intelligence and machine learning can do the work of accountants, lawyers and

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Varoufakis explains why economics is not science

Varoufakis explains why economics is not science Russell Brand discusses with Yanis Varoufakis what happens when you take on the political, financial and media elite, and how radical reform can occur. Through accounts of his confrontations with the IMF, European

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Pay Back the Curry [Review]

Pay Back the Curry Review By David Schmidt | Amandla! Magazine Issue 47 | September 2016 In Mike van Graan’s one-person revue, “Pay Back the Curry”, the multi-talented Daniel Richards take us on a journey in a time machine en

June 16: The Struggle Continues [Media Package]
Amandla! Magazine Issue 46 did a feature ‘40 years since 1976’ to commemorate June 16, 1976 in Soweto.See more

June 16: The struggle continues

Youth Arise – June 16 Event Progressive youth, civic, labour and faith based formations joins forces for Youth Day cultural and hiphop cypha which includes rap, poetry and dance. 16 June 2017 10:00 – 16:00 Site B Hall, Khayelitsha We reject

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From Turfloop to Soweto and back again: the dialectic of 1976

Almost since it took place, the Soweto Students Uprising of June 1976 has been considered the pinnacle of student activism in South Africa. It spread rapidly to schools and townships across the country. It fundamentally changed resistance to apartheid both

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“Seizing power” during the short XX century

We could summarize what Eric Hobsbawm called the short XX century (1917-1989) as the battle for taking over the State in order to fulfill completely different proposals: the never-completed communist project, the fascism and totalitarian State, and the neoliberal counterrevolution.

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The Black Conciousness Movement and student demonstration: Kroonstad 1976

The Black Consciousness Movement and student demonstration: Kroonstad 1976 By Tshepo Moloi The student uprising which erupted in Soweto on 16 June 1976 and quickly spread to other areas throughout the country was a turning point in South Africa’s politics.

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Land reform requires change to property clause

Addressing the opening of the House of Traditional Leaders in Parliament in February, President Zuma spoke passionately about the land question in South Africa. He said that political parties representing mainly black people should never argue about the need for

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South African and Israeli apartheid

South African and Israeli apartheid By Eddie Cottle | Amandla! Magazine | Issue 48 | October-November 2016 South African Zionists often question pro-Palestinian activists on why they single out Israel amongst all the international causes in the world. We are

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ANC today – deeply divided

ANC Today By: Gumani Tshimomola | Amandla! Issue No.47 | SEPTEMBER 2016 The African National Congress of late has suffered misfortune that has deeply divided the party. This includes the misfortune of personality politics. Most of the misfortune is the party’s

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Archbishop Tutu Fellows appeal for the South Sudan Peace Agreement to be rescued

Archbishop Tutu Fellows appeal for the South Sudan Peace Agreement to be rescued The Archbishop Tutu Fellows, a group of emerging leaders from across Africa, have urged heads of state from across the continent to urgently act on the dire

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Amandla! interviews the campaign to Reclaim the City

Amandla! interviews the campaign to Reclaim the City and the movement to occupy the inner city  Amandla! Issue No.52 | MAY 2017 The movement formed in Cape Town in February 2015 to right the wrongs of the Group Areas Act

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What should we make of the SACP’s latest critical posture of the ANC rot: an audacity or a quagmire?

What should we make of the SACP’s latest critical posture of the ANC rot: an audacity or a quagmire? By Gunnett Kaaf | Amandla Magazine | Issue 52 | May 2017 Over the last two years, the South African Communist

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Land and “radical economic transformation”

Land and “radical economic transformation” BEN COUSINS | AMANDLA MAGAZINE | ISSUE 52 | MAY 2017 Land has moved to the centre of political discourse in recent months. At the same time, allegations of state capture by the Gupta family

 
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