Debating Left Strategies

CLIMATE CHANGE, health & health systems

CLIMATE CHANGE, health & health systems

IN A 2011 EDITORIAL IN THE BRITISH Medical Journal (BMJ), Fiona Godlee, editor-in-chief, wrote that “the greatest risk to human health is neither communicable nor noncommunicable disease — it is climate change”. Writing this took courage: at that time, only 10 years...

Mining & climate change in SOUTHERN AFRICA

Mining & climate change in SOUTHERN AFRICA

This is an edited version of an input made at a conference in November on climate, extractivism, Covid-recovery and the Just Transition. VERY CLEARLY raw materials and cheap labour were at the heart of colonisation. And it’s so amazing how things have remained the...

Colour Confusions

Colour Confusions

In Issue 45 of the Amandla! magazine we opened the pages to the important debate on race and class.  Publishing two articles one by Alex Hotz and another by Jeff Rudin. Hotz maintains that South Africa remains a white supremacist society and that hardly anything has...

Happy Birthday South Sudan, R.I.P SPLA/SPLM!

Happy Birthday South Sudan, R.I.P SPLA/SPLM!

Happy Birthday South Sudan, R.I.P SPLA/SPLM!  The Sudanese People’s Liberation Army/ Movement (SPLA/M), as an institution, will be remembered for two historical acts of heroism: First, for fighting a very successful liberation war and securing the independence of the...

The Hidden History of Muhammed Ali

The Hidden History of Muhammed Ali

Muhammad Ali’s resistance to racism and war belongs not only to the 1960s, but the common future of humanity. By: Dave Zirin Source: Jacobin Film footage of Muhammad Ali is used to sell everything from soft drinks to cars. The image we are spoon-fed is the improbably...

“Brexit”: the real threat to globalization

“Brexit”: the real threat to globalization

By: VASSILIS K. FOUSKAS Source: Open Democracy British voters on June 23 may also decide the future of globalisation/ financialisation. If Britain votes to leave the EU, globalisation may be over, and with it an era in history. Viewing the City of London's official...

France In Crisis and Struggle

France In Crisis and Struggle

Leon Crémieux provides background to the growing and multi-faceted protest movement in France. Leon is an activist of the Solidaires trade-union federation and of the New Anti-Capitalist Party (NPA, France). He is a member of the Executive Bureau of the Fourth...

Coup Acts to Repress Brazil Landless Movement

Coup Acts to Repress Brazil Landless Movement

By: Clifford Andrew Welch Source: Monthly Review On May 31, Valdir Misnerovicz, an important and effective organizer of the Landless Workers Movement (MST) in Brazil, was arrested while teaching a class on agricultural coops in Veranópolis, a city in the southern...

The French Stand Up

The French Stand Up

The French Stand Up by Richard Greeman   May 28, 2016 from New Politics [Montpellier, May 26, 2016] “We’ve had enough” is the phrase on everyone’s lips as – against all expectations -- the wave of strikes, blockades, disruptions and mass demonstrations begun eleven...

“Brexit”: the real threat to globalization

The Battle for the Soul of American Higher Education

By: Aviva Chomsky Source: TomDispatch During the past academic year, an upsurge of student activism, a movement of millennials, has swept campuses across the country and attracted the attention of the media. From coast to coast, from the Ivy League to state...

Brazil: Recolonising a continent

Brazil: Recolonising a continent

Sue Branford - examines the past failures and future prospects of the left in Brazil in the face of a concerted US-backed right-wing offensive  Source: RedPepper Brazil: Recolonising a continent ‘There is an operation spreading through Latin America in which coups,...

The Right Marches on Brazil

The Right Marches on Brazil

By: Sabrina Fernandes Source: Jacobin Brazil’s new interim president Michel Temer’s motto seems to be: “Injure all at once, and perhaps, one day, return benefits little by little.” Existing social gains, especially those won by the Workers’ Party (PT), are already...

#HandsOffAmadiba: A call to Action

#HandsOffAmadiba: A call to Action

PRESS ALERT: WESTERN CAPE CIVIL SOCIETY TO PROTEST AGAINST MINING IN XOLOBENI On Wednesday, 25 May Western Cape civil society groups and social movements will march to oppose attempts by the Australian owned Mineral Commodities Limited (MRC) to mine the...

Decolonization is not a metaphor

Decolonization is not a metaphor

Decolonization is not a metaphor by Eve Tuck      You can download the pdf from following link: http://decolonization.org/index.php/des/article/view/18630/15554 State University of New York at New Paltz K. Wayne Yang University of California, San Diego Abstract Our...

The Life and Times of Karl Marx by Ronnie Kasrils

The Life and Times of Karl Marx by Ronnie Kasrils

First in the Daily Maverick - The Life and Times of Karl Marx in the words of Ronnie Kasrils 16 May 2016 02:09 (South Africa) In a recent paper on “The Life and Times of Karl Marx”, RONNIE KASRILS focused on the seminal events of his life, what fashioned him and some...

Mining Murders Part 1-3

Mining Murders Part 1-3

Mining Murders Part 1: An Australian mining company is intent on exploring the Titanium in the dunes of Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape. But it’s pitting neighbour against neighbour, brother against brother as a divided community battles allegations of bribes and...

Amadiba Crisis Committee Statement: Bazooka’s Funeral

Amadiba Crisis Committee Statement: Bazooka’s Funeral

Three thousand wanted to pay respect to our Bazooka Radebe at his funeral in Mdatya, 1500 sitting for 8 hours, the rest standing, coming and going. 30 civil society organisations were present solidarity from all over the country. They were all ready to speak against...