Why I find The Spear unsettling | by Sabelo Ndlangisa

The controversy surrounding Brett Murray’s portrait of President Jacob Zuma has stirred up a hornet’s nest. On the one hand, it has elicited outrage even from people I know to have antipathy towards our head of state. On the other, defenders of The Spear feel that...
Editorial – With friends like these who needs enemies?

Editorial – With friends like these who needs enemies?

AMANDLA ISSUE 25 | EDITORIAL: It is unfortunate that the incorporation of important days in the struggle for liberation as public holidays often results in the ritualization and hollowing out of their significance and meaning. The June 16 uprisings of 1976 marked a...

Dying for the environment | by Joan Martinez-Alier

One of EJOLT’s* main tasks – of which I am the coordinator – is to collect and map a large global inventory (not less than 2000 cases) of environmental conflicts. Some will be success stories of forests saved, of dams or mining projects stopped....