The Spectre of South Africa | by John Reynolds

The Spectre of South Africa | by John Reynolds

Next week, the third session of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine will convene in Cape Town’s famous District Six. In the 1970s, 60,000 residents of District Six were forcibly removed following its designation as a White Area by the apartheid regime. Based on...

Gas Rebranded as Green Energy by EU | by Fiona Harvey

Victory for gas lobby as aims of €80bn EU innovation programme altered to channel money to ‘low-carbon’ fossil fuel Energy from gas power stations has been rebranded as a green, low-carbon source of power by a €80bn European Union programme, in a triumph...

Of Nationalisation, Land Grabs and Vanguards

Over this past week, the National Union of Metalworkers congress has again put both nationalisation and the Freedom Charter firmly onto the political agenda. “Numsa is going to insist on the implementation of the revolutionary programme of the ANC — the Freedom...