Category: South Africa

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Patrick Bond: Imperialism’s Junior Partners

The response to the Brazilian coup shows that the BRICS powers are not a real alternative to US imperialism

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Ramzy Baroud: The Spirit of Nelson Mandela in Palestine: Is His Real Legacy Being Upheld?

I dreaded that rich, corrupt Palestinians in Ramallah are utilizing the image of Mandela to acquire badly-needed political capital

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Patrick Bond: Austerity Gathers Pace in Volatile South Africa

A wedge is being quickly driven through Pretoria’s political elite

Amrita Pande: The Politics of Openings, the Politics of Closures State, Nation and Universities in India and Africa

A critical encounter between higher education, student protests and movements, broader society and polity has been playing itself out

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Ramzy Baroud: Why BDS Cannot Lose: A Moral Threshold to Combat Racism in Israel

BDS has, thus far, been the most successful strategy and tactic to support Palestinian Resistance

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Patrick Bond: World Bank punches South Africa’s poor, by ignoring the rich

Subsidized white capitalists and oppressed activists are amongst those who must “not be named”

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Patrick Bond: BRICS Faces External Capitalist Crisis, Growing Internal Strife

Brazil, Russia, India and China quietly step on African heads to get more IMF voting power, as one instance of the anti-Western rhetorical charade

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Patrick Bond: Why South Africa should undo Mandela’s economic deals

Is South Africa finally maturing to the point that the economic – not just political – compromises of the 1990s democratic transition can be reconsidered?

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Immanuel Wallerstein: The BRICS: A Fable for Our Time

The economic strength of the BRICS took a turn for the worse in the 2010s

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Patrick Bond: South African Capitalism’s Train-Smash

The country’s surface-level political drama should not distract from deeper fissures

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