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The commons, the state and the public: a Latin American Perspective

The commons, the state and the public: a Latin American Perspective An interview with Daniel Chavez | Amandla Magazine Issue 59 | 29 August 2018 What are the commons and what is their political, social and economic relevance? In recent


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


The Year ahead for the Campaign to Dismantle Corporate

The Year ahead for the Campaign to Dismantle Corporate 2018 began with the DCP (Dismantle Corporate Power) campaign taking part in the Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI) in February aiming to present an alternative voice and community voices to that of


Op-Ed: ‘Resistance is fertile’ – Amadiba agriculture challenges elite mining agenda

Op-Ed: ‘Resistance is fertile’ – Amadiba agriculture challenges elite mining agenda By Andrew Bennie Living on the northern-most portion of the Wild Coast of South Africa, the coastal Amadiba villages have been resisting the proposed Xolobeni Mineral Sands Project for


Sunrise will come once it is in the hands of the people, Mr President

Sunrise will come once it is in the hands of the people, Mr President by Matthews Hlabane It is not a surprise that the newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa, a known businessman, was quick to point out where his interests are


Acid Mine Drainage: the environmental and social risks in the Witwatersrand gold fields

Acid Mine Drainage: the environmental and social risks in the Witwatersrand gold fields By Mariette Liefferink | Amandla!Magazine Issue No. 43/44 | December 2015 South Africa is at the transition point of “peak water.” This is the moment when the


2nd Session of the Southern Africa Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations

2nd Session of the Southern Africa Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations By Amandla correspondent | Amandla Magazine Issue 55-56 | December 2017 When the walls of the atrium heard the stories of struggle, of dissent and of resistance by


Updates from social formations and communities that are part of the Southern African Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power

Updates from social formations and communities that are part of the Southern African Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power Update from  Parmalat Case  (from Grace Tepula) The case we presented at the PPT on Parmalat’s operations in the dairy sector in


People’s Permanent Tribunal on Transnational Corporations Jurors Statement

The voices of communities in Southern Africa that are ignored by governments and transnational corporations are echoed in the Jurors’ Statement, delivered on the occasion of the second hearing of Permanent People’s Tribunal on transnational corporations in Southern Africa. The


Operation Hakudzokwi Commemoration (Zimbabwe)

Operation Hakudzokwi Commemoration Farai Maguwu| 12 November 2017 Background Operation Hakudzokwi Commemoration was held on the 10th of November in Mukwada ward, home to over 6000 people. The purpose of the commemoration is to honor and remember the hundreds of artisanal


Activists from Latin America and Southern Africa arrested in Zimbabwe

Activists from Latin America and Southern Africa arrested in Zimbabwe following commemoration of the Marange Massacre Yesterday (10 November 2017), the Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG) hosted an event in commemoration of the 9th anniversary since the Marange diamond


A call for justice on the anniversary of the Marange massacre

A call for justice on the anniversary of the Marange massacre On the 9th anniversary of the Marange diamond fields massacre the Southern African Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power calls for justice for the slain miners and community members. This

 
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