Category: South Africa

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Patrick Bond: The ‘World Versus Bank’ Seen From South Africa

Founded in 1944 to finance war-torn Europe’s reconstruction, the Bank is now suffering one of its most severe credibility crises

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Conn Hallinan: BRICS and the SCO: Let A Thousand Poles Bloom

This past summer, the BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa—created an alternative to the largely U.S. controlled World Bank and International Monetary Fund

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Steve Early: What North American Unions Can Learn From Labor Organizers Abroad

Workers can think and act like trade unionists even if they don’t have a union contract

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu: We fought apartheid. Now climate change is our global enemy

On the eve of the UN Climate Summit, Desmond Tutu argues that tactics used against firms who did business with South Africa must now be applied to fossil fuels to prevent human suffering

David Alexandre: Myth and reality of the South African Experience

Though Nelson Mandela only passed away on December 5, 2013, that is less than a year ago, the propaganda machine has already been working on the Nelson Mandela/Morgan Freeman merger long before his death

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Federico Fuentes: Impact of Marikana Massacre Still Felt

On August 16, activities were held across South Africa to mark the second anniversary of the Marikana massacre in which 34 striking mineworkers were slain by state security forces

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Walden Bello: The BRICS: Challengers to the Global Status Quo

Can the BRICS wrest control of the global economy from the United States and Europe, or will their internal contradictions tear them apart?

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Patrick Bond: The BRICS Remix Climate Damage and Corporate Collusion

The movement from below to tackle climate change is gathering pace in South Africa, and elsewhere in the world, in advance of the September 21 mass march against the United Nations

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Federico Fuentes: New liberation Forces Debate Future of Post-Apartheid South Africa

This call by the country’s largest trade union, with over 300,000 members, has caused reverberations throughout the working class

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Patrick Bond: Obama, Zuma and the Washington-Pretoria-Tel Aviv Relay

What, ultimately, was the importance of the Africa-US leadership summit at the White House last week?

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