Articles tagged “Africa”

tunisia3Summary: The assassination of leftist leader Chokri Belaid on February 6, apparently by Islamists, has brought into the open the long-simmering conflict that has pitted the ruling Islamist Ennahda Party against leftists, trade unionists, and secularists, who have staged the first general strike in 40 years and the largest street demonstrations since the 2011 revolution  – Editors

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The August 16 police massacre of strikers at the Marikana platinum mine in South Africa has shocked the world, recalling Sharpeville 1960.  This article analyzes the dramatic class polarization in contemporary South Africa, with a new “Black Economic Elite” forming alongside an older capitalist class rooted in white rule under colonialism and apartheid — Editors

[Originally appeared in Abahlali baseMjondolo, website of the Durban Shack Dwellers’ Movement (South Africa)]

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This translation by Said Tah and Yashar Shaf of parts of Anderson’s April 2011 article on “Arab Revolutions at the Crossroads” was published in Iran in Shargh Online, Oct. 8, 2011. The translation includes the introduction, conclusion, and discussion of Libya – Editors

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The revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, and the uprising in Libya have exhibited a post-Islamist and post-nationalist character.  After challenging both the political and the economic order, they face dangers from old forces like the military and the Islamists (Egypt) or of violent repression (Libya) – Editors

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From the series Our World, Our Times

Rwanda’s recent election, its turn toward authoritarianism, and the involvement of Western capital are analyzed.

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Celebrating the Centenary of Raya Dunayevskaya  (1910-1987)

Video of meeting at Loyola University Chicago featuring presentations by Peter McLaren (UCLA), David Schweickart (Loyola University), Sandra Rein (University of Alberta), Ba Karang (West Africa), Kevin Anderson (University of California, Santa Barbara), and Peter Hudis (Loyola University). We have also posted the written texts or summaries for some of the presentations.

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What is the current meaning of “war against terror” for Africa? The true intention of America’s recent military interventions in the African continent (both covert and open) is nothing other than the expansion and consolidation of Western Capital .

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The French CGT union’s racist expulsion of African immigrants from its offices reveals deep contradictions inside the labor movement.

On Wednesday, June 24, a terrible event took place in Paris: Hundreds of Africans sans papiers (undocumented immigrants) who had occupied the Bourse de Travail for over a year were evicted and pushed onto the street with their belongings. These workers had taken refuge in the Bourse du Travail, a union-run employment service, because they have no work permits and hope to secure legalization.

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A decade and a half after the end of apartheid, South Africa remains caught in an assortment of contradictions — foremost of which is the growing friction between the government of Thabo Mbeki and the rise of new freedom struggles. Most striking about those struggles is how seriously many take the ideas of liberation — Editors

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