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The Sibanye-Stillwater strike

The Sibanye-Stillwater strike

Interview with Amcu President, Joseph Mathunjwa Amandla!: Amcu has conclude a three-year agreement with Sibanye-Stillwater Gold after a gruelling strike. What were the gains for gold workers and what were the main lessons you take from the strike? Joseph Mathunjwa:...

The Soweto Uprising: forging student-worker unity

The Soweto Uprising: forging student-worker unity

THE STUDENT UPRISING OF 1976 was a pivotal moment in the liberation movement against apartheid. For the first time high school students en masse across the country mobilised against Bantu Education and apartheid. The march by thousands of students and subsequent...

Ukraine-Russia: LIKE AN EARTHQUAKE

Ukraine-Russia: LIKE AN EARTHQUAKE

This article was first published on Michael Roberts’ blog. “The war in Ukraine is like a powerful earthquake that will have ripple effects throughout the global economy, especially in poor countries”. That’s how IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva described the impact of...

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NEUTRALITY AND NON-ALIGNMENT

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NEUTRALITY AND NON-ALIGNMENT

RUSSIA’S WAR WITH UKRAINE HAS invited widespread calls for de-escalation and diplomatic resolution. Still, countries worldwide are more reluctant to express outright condemnation for Putin’s aggression, or to join the West’s efforts in actively deterring Moscow...

OBITUARY: PIERRE BEAUDET reason to revolt

OBITUARY: PIERRE BEAUDET reason to revolt

PIERRE BEAUDET, ACTIVIST, strategist, intellectual, friend and comrade died earlier last month. As well as the loss to me of a friend and comrade of 35 years, he is a loss to many in the progressive and revolutionary movements across the world.  Pierre was a friend of...

Makana Municipality put on probation

Makana Municipality put on probation

ON 14TH MARCH 2022, THE Appeal Court ordered the Makana Municipality and the Eastern Cape Government to come up with a financial recovery plan (FRP) to improve the financial and management position of the failing municipality.   In 2020 the Makhanda High Court had...

SA’S UNHOLY ALLIANCE WITH THE WORLD BANK!

SA’S UNHOLY ALLIANCE WITH THE WORLD BANK!

ON 23RD FEBRUARY, FINANCE Minister Enoch Godongwana delivered the third extremely harsh austerity budget in three years. In this budget, the Treasury and the whole government follow through on the budget cuts announced in the Mid Term Budget in November. And they are...

WE ARE THE UNION

WE ARE THE UNION

  A successful 10-week strike by Student Workers of Columbia displayed the power of an insurgent rank-and-file.  SINCE THE 1970s, WORKER participation in labour unions in the United States has been in serious decline. In 1954, a high of over 28% of all US workers...

THE CLOVER STRIKE

THE CLOVER STRIKE

In late February, Amandla interviewed Comrade Montwane Ngoato, a Giwusa shop steward who works at the Clayville Plant as a Load Controller, checking stock into the trucks.  He stays in Tembisa with his family.  Amandla!: The strike that’s been going on, since the end...

WHAT IS THE WAY FORWARD FOR PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS?

WHAT IS THE WAY FORWARD FOR PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS?

Amandla! interviewed Nehawu’s Sidney Kgara  Amandla!: The Constitutional Court recently ruled that government does not have to honour collective bargaining agreements if they “can’t afford” to do so. From Nehawu’s point of view, what are the key elements of this...

RUSSIA’S WAR ON UKRAINE has already changed the world!

RUSSIA’S WAR ON UKRAINE has already changed the world!

This is part of an interview with Ukrainian sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko, conducted by Jerko Bakotin and first published in Jacobin. The article was translated into English by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung.  Jerko Bakotin: The West reacted decisively with a strategy...

Why blaming Nato is not Westsplaining

Why blaming Nato is not Westsplaining

This is an edited version of an article first published in Counterfire. RUSSIA’S INVASION OF UKRAINE IS a war of imperial subjugation. Its brutality is only too familiar from the terrible wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We must condemn it, demanding a ceasefire and...

THE WAR IN UKRAINE: AS SEEN FROM THE GROUND

THE WAR IN UKRAINE: AS SEEN FROM THE GROUND

Interview with Oksana Dutchak, researcher based in Ukraine and activist of Essential Autonomous Struggles Transnational (E.A.S.T). She tells about the current ever-changing situation in Ukraine and local attempts at self-organisation to cope with the war. This is an...

Take back the unions for their members

Take back the unions for their members

WHAT WE ARE WITNESSING IN the labour movement today is quite simply a tragedy. At a time when the working class is suffering as never before, leaders of Saftu are tearing the young federation to pieces.  The working class needs this federation to strengthen and grow....

What do we mean by ECO-FEMINIST-SOCIALISM?

What do we mean by ECO-FEMINIST-SOCIALISM?

THE CLIMATE CRISIS, DRIVEN BY the expansionist logic of capitalism, is intensifying the work involved in social reproduction. This is work done mainly by women to maintain life on both a daily and a generational basis. It involves daily tasks such as cooking and...

TOWARD A PUBLIC GOOD APPROACH

TOWARD A PUBLIC GOOD APPROACH

Brian Ashley interviewed Sean Sweeney from Trade Unions for Energy Democracy Amandla!: Globally, and particularly after COP 26, there is a great urgency for addressing climate change and moving away from fossil fuels, particularly for countries with a high carbon...