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ANC Intimidates Witness X, More Intimidation and More Killing in Kennedy Road

In Cities, The Politics of Politics, we shall be the prey and the vulture on December 31, 2010 at 9:09 am
The attack on Abahlali baseMjondolo in the Kennedy Road settlement in September last year was followed by serious intimidation against the movement in the settlement. People were forced to denounce the movement, any support for the movement put people at serious risk and organising in the settlement had to go underground. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s time for a new left politics

In The Politics of Politics on December 22, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Mazibuko K. Jara, The Mail & Guardian

The magical year of 2010, a year of millennial promises and expectations, is drawing to an end, with South Africa still facing multifaceted social, economic, political and ecological crises.

In 2010 we saw continued profit maximisation by an economic elite, poor service delivery, growing unemployment, increasing inequalities, sustained inequities in land ownership, the brutalisation of women at home and in their communities, still very high levels of HIV infection and many other social and economic ­problems. Read the rest of this entry »

Saro-Wiwa Was Framed, New Evidence Shows

In Tearing Ourselves Apart, we shall be the prey and the vulture on December 6, 2010 at 3:11 pm

by Andy Rowell, The Price of Oil

Fifteen years after the execution of Nigerian playwright and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, new compelling evidence has surfaced that suggests that the Nigerian military killed the four Ogoni elders that Saro-Wiwa was later accused of murdering.

The new evidence also reveals that the soldier’s commander, the notorious Lt Col Okuntimo, who was implicated in murder and rape, was being paid millions of Naira by Shell at the time and was being driven around in a Shell vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »

Jacob Zuma’s National Security Complex

In we shall be the prey and the vulture on December 6, 2010 at 3:06 pm

by Jane Duncan, SACSIS

What ails South Africa’s security cluster? The military has been mired in controversy recently over the cluster’s lack of transparency. Questions that have been asked and answered in the public domain for years about the military’s use of resources are not being answered now on grounds of ‘national security’. Read the rest of this entry »