Class, Race, Gender and Knowledge

How do class, race and gender impact on the production of knowledge? Is it enough to include those who have been excluded from advanced knowledge? Or has knowledge itself been tainted by the exclusions of class, race, gender and colonial

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Building a new Eskom: Fully Public and Serving the People

The crisis at ESKOM must not be used to further liberalise and privatise the energy sector. The proposal to break-up ESKOM into different companies WILL lead to greater privatisation of the energy sector. Electricity will become more expensive and jobs

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More Than A Game: Cricket, Imperialism & SA with Colin Bundy

Colin Bundy is a leading historian best known for his documentation of the South African peasantry. His writing has also covered topics such as poverty and climate change, and icons including the likes of Nelson Mandela, and Govan Mbeki. He

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Can Ramaphosa Deliver?

Phindile Kunene and Michael Nassen Smith discuss the prospects for Ramaphosa’s presidency. Will CR’s “new dawn” introduce an alternative growth path that breaks from the ecologically-damaging mineral-energy complex? What local and global space, policy instruments & alliances are required for

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BRICS: Liberators or Agents of Imperialism

 From the 25-27 July the BRICS heads of state will be meeting at the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg. Ahead of the summit Patrick Bond engaged in a debate with Mazibuko Jara, discussing whether BRICS is a liberator or an agent

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Thoughts from the left – what causes mental illness and how to treat it

Psychotherapy is often derided as a middle-class indulgence. Prof Wahbie Long’s talk will examine the potential for a more socially responsive profession by, first, exploring theories of mental illness from the perspective of the left, and second, by tracing the

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Extracting Profit and the New Scramble for Africa [Book Launch]

“Extracting Profit and the New Scramble for Africa” argues that the roots of today’s social and economic conditions lie in the historical legacies of colonialism and the imposition of so-called “reforms” by global financial institutions such as the World Bank

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Solidarity Against Mining in Africa

Parallel to the 8th Alternative Mining Indaba, Amandla!, The Peoples’ Dialogue and Africa Unite were hosting a forum to discuss the issue of extractivism in Africa The forum aimed at larger public awareness and mobilization about the impact of mining

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Wellbeing Economy – Beyond GDP growth

Wellbeing Economy – Book launch at the Alternative Information & Development Centre (AIDC) hosted by Amandla! Forums on the 11 May 2017. Lorenzo Fioramonti has provided a well-written and persuasive explanation of how to change the world by moving beyond

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Russian Revolution – Still relevant or anachronistic? Vivek Chibber

Russian Revolution – Still relevant or anachronistic? Lessons from the October 1917. Vivek Chibber is an American academic, social theorist, editor, and professor of sociology at New York University,[1] who has published widely on development, social theory, and politics. Chibber

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