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Tackling Illicit Financial Flows and Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

Tackling IFFs & BEPS  AIDC Economic Justice Program Parliamentary Submission| 20 March, 2019 In October last year the Alternative Information & Development Centre hosted a seminar on Illicit Financial Flows and Base Erosion and Profit Shifting. Following this the AIDC


Eskom and case against privatisation

Eskom and case against privatisation Amandla Compilation | 12 March 2019 To prevent Eskom’s looming bankruptcy, unbundling of the power utility has been put forward by government as strategic intervention to save the utility. But this proposal to break up


Rheinmetall Denel Munition’s Deadly Business

Rheinmetall Denel Munition’s Deadly Business By Amandla correspondent | Amandla Issue 61/62 | 04 February 2019 Passion and excitement. According to a 2017 commercial by arms manufacturer Rheinmetall Denel Munition, that is what you should expect when you walk through


The Great Leap Forward – more of the same

The Great Leap Forward – more of the same By Hassen Lorgat | Amandla Issue 61/62 | 23 January 2019 The mining sector came into the news in late September when the Minister of Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe, visited the


Permanent People’s Tribunal

Permanent People’s Tribunal By Amandla correspondent | Amandla Issue 61/62 | 11 January 2019 Songs of hope and resistance filled the ground floor of Sci-Bono Discovery Center in Newtown, Johannesburg throughout the session of the Southern Africa Permanent Peoples Tribunal


Final Declaration, Thematic Social Forum

Final Declaration Thematic Social Forum on Mining and Extractivist Economy | For other languages, click here | 10 December 2018 BEYOND EXTRACTIVISM: RECLAIMING PEOPLES POWER, OUR RIGHT TO SAY NO! We, the participants of the Thematic Social Forum on Mining


Phansi nge Corporate Power! We demand the Right to Say No!

Phansi nge Corporate Power! We demand the Right to Say No! Southern African Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power | 23 November 2018 The Southern Africa Permanent Peoples Tribunal on Transnational Corporations (PPT) was organised by the Southern African Campaign to


SA does not need the Grand Inga Project

SA does not need the Grand Inga Project By Rudo Sanyanga | Original Source: Daily Maverick | 14 November 2018 Given the high cost of the Grand Inga Project on the Congo River and the risk it involves, one cannot help


Record number of states attend start of UN negotiations

Record number of states attend start of UN negotiations for a treaty on transnational corporations and Human Rights Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power | Press Release | 17 October 2018 This press release is issued by the Global Campaign to


3rd Session of the People’s Permanent Tribunal

3rd Session of the People’s Permanent Tribunal By Keamogetswe Seipato | AIDC Programme Coordinator | 9 October 2018 The time has come once more for the people to be heard! The Southern African Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power is hosting


The Importance of The Right To Say No: Power From The People

The Importance of The Right To Say No: Power From The People By Carol Masingi | AIDC Researcher | 26 September 2018 The scramble for Africa did not stop with the end of colonialism in African countries. In fact, it


What’s public about the Public Investment Corporation?

What’s public about the Public Investment Corporation? By Fred Hendricks | Amandla Magazine Issue 58 | 20 August 2018 Introduction The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) is a behemoth in the South African economy. It is the single largest investor in


End Illicit Financial Flows and Wage Evasion

End Illicit Financial Flows and Wage Evasion Transnational Corporations (TNC) wield a massive amount of power in the global economy. They use that power to undermine the sovereignty of nation states and consolidate themselves as the real rulers of the


What does the legalisation of zama zamas mean on paper and in reality – and what are the implications of this?

The legalization of zama zamas and the implications. By Carol Masingi | Researcher | 17 July 2018 Gwede Mantashe, minister of The Department of Mineral Resources, is in the process of legalizing illegal miners, who are also known as artisanal


Odious Brics loan for Durban port project will not go unopposed

Odious Brics loan for Durban port project will not go unopposed By Desmond D’Sa and Patrick Bond | Original Source: Business Day | 04 July 2018 The approval last week of a $200m loan from the Brics New Development Bank


Africa and the rich ‘North’ are still squabbling over how to stem the huge illicit capital drain from the continent

Africa and the rich ‘North’ are still squabbling over how to stem the huge illicit capital drain from the continent By Peter Fabricius | Original Source: Daily Maverick | 25 June 2018 Africa loses at least US$50-billion a year in illicit


People in defence of life and territory: Counter-power and self-defence in Latin America

People in defence of life and territory: Counter-power and self-defence in Latin America By Raúl Zibechi | Original Source: The Transnational Institute (TNI) | 19 June 2018 In much of Latin America, the state does not protect its citizens. This


Subsidising the rich: how workers pay the price for corporate tax dodging

Subsidising the rich: how workers pay the price for corporate tax dodging By Daniel Bertossa | Original Source: International Union Rights | 5 June 2018 For decades wages have stagnated, public services have been squeezed and inequality has risen as


China vs the US: The new imperial scramble for Africa

China vs the US: The new imperial scramble for Africa by Lee Wengraf | Original Source: Red Pepper | 28 May 2018 Since the start of the new millennium, sub-Saharan African economies have undergone a dramatic boom. This surge has been marked


Amadiba Crisis Committee Court Case Mobilzation

Amadiba Crisis Committee Court Case Mobilzation On the 23rd to the 24th of April, a historic court case for mining-affected communities took place at the North Gauteng High Court in Tshwane. The Amadiba Crisis Committee, represented by their lawyers Richard


Capitalism, Poverty and Praxis

Capitalism, Poverty and Praxis By Prabhat Patnaik | Orginal Source: IDEAs | 10 May 2018 Capitalism is an economic system driven by its own immanent tendencies, which the State that presides over it normally supports, sustains and accelerates. One such


Meet the people building alternatives to mining in Colombia

Meet the people building alternatives to mining in Colombia by Hannibal Rhoades and Benjamin Hitchcock Auciello | Original source: Red Pepper | 19 April 2018 Hannibal Rhoades and Benjamin Hitchcock Auciello interview local activists and business people determined to kick the mining industry out of their town. On


Activists demand Shell to halt its climate wrecking activities

Activists demand Shell to halt its climate wrecking activities Friends of the Earth |4 April 2018 Today Milieudefensie/Friends of the Earth Netherlands launched a groundbreaking new campaign. Shell is destroying the climate so we are taking them to court. Friends of


Documentary on Second Session of Permanent People’s Tribunal

Documentary on Second Session of Permanent People’s Tribunal The Southern Africa Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power is the regional leg of a Global Campaign. It aims to strengthen the joint struggles fought by communities against transnational corporations (TNCs) and bring

 
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