ANC Backs No Work, No Pay Rule

8 September 2010The ANC said yesterday it was fully behind the government’s determination to apply the “no work, no pay” rule to striking public sector workers – and has slammed Cosatu for being too “directly” involved in the...
South Africa: Power to the people | by Bobby Peek

South Africa: Power to the people | by Bobby Peek

Bobby Peek tells how the struggle for environmental rights is intertwined with the one over access to energy After decades of struggle, South Africa finally gained its democracy in 1994. This included the delivery of a constitution that guaranteed people a new...
Inching towards default in Europe | by James Meadway

Inching towards default in Europe | by James Meadway

EU ministers have delayed payment of an €8bn loan disbursal to Greece after the PASOK government admitted it would not meet deficit targets. Without the money, the Greek state may not be able to pay its workers over the next month. These targets were set as part of...

The 1% And Capitalism | by Shamus Cooke

By definition, capitalism is: An economic system based on private ownership of the means of production (industry, banks, technology), where through the process of market competition, production occurs for private profit — if something cannot be sold for a profit it is...