A new stage in the global crisis | by Andre Damon

Friday’s disastrous US jobs report, which showed the worst payrolls growth in a year, capped a week of dismal economic news from every part of the world. These developments reveal that claims of an economic recovery are not only premature but utterly fictitious....
Alexander Cockburn 1941-2012

Alexander Cockburn 1941-2012

  Alexander Cockburn, one of my journalistic and literary heroes passed away yesterday, after a prolonged battle with cancer. Cockburn’s acidic criticism, flourishing prose and general contempt for all that was orthodox, safe and banal, made him one of the...

Mining strike: Whose reality is ‘the real world’?

Everyone, other thaN lunatics, troublemakers and the economically illiterate, is supposed to know that the demand by the striking platinum workers
for a starting basic wage of R12 500 is plainly unaffordable. Indeed, anything even near R12 500 is supposedly so...