The Shape of the Beast | by Arundhati Roy

The Shape of the Beast | by Arundhati Roy

The Shape of the Beast is our world laid bare by a mind that has consistently and unhesitatingly engaged with its changing realities and often anticipated the way things have moved in the last decade. In the fourteen interviews collected here, conducted between...

The Nobel Price for (SA) Peace

The latest furore about statements made by former apartheid president FW de Klerk has raised one very pertinent point: the political considerations that go into the decisions regarding the award of the Nobel Peace Prize. It also raises again the circumstances in which...

ANC vs City Press: What lies beneath | by Mandy de Waal

Some say it was the ANC’s best chance to steer public attention away from its disastrous handling of the economy. Some say they just couldn’t wait to spark an outrage so people would stop talking about textbooks being five months late in Limpopo. Some say...
The Left under threat in Nigeria | by Baba Aye

The Left under threat in Nigeria | by Baba Aye

May 4, 2012 is a day that I shall not forget. Early in the morning, I heard that my trade union comrade and friend, Olaitan Oyerinde, had been killed. He was shot four times in his home, in front of his wife, about an hour after midnight. Lintin, as some of us used to...

The Marikana Massacre: A Premeditated Killing?

Did Zuma Collude With the Mining Bosses? First published in Counterpunch by BENJAMIN FOGEL “Two hundred thousand subterranean heroes who, by day and by night, for a mere pittance lay down their lives to the familiar `fall of rock` and who, at deep levels, ranging from...