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There was a large police presence at Wits on Tuesday, with the SAPS cracking down on any potential protests (Photo: Greg Nicolson)

#FeesMustFall: Tear gas, rubber bullets and batons – insiders’ perspective

The presence of heavily armed police and security guards at the University of Witwatersrand seems to have put paid to any chance of stakeholders coming together to seek a solution to the ongoing…

Community members in Tete Province, Mozambique, presenting their case (Photo: Anabela Lemos)

Legitimacy and Justice over “Legality”: How the Peoples´ Tribunal on Transnational Corporations is giving hope to affected communities

The first African People´s Tribunal on Transnational Corporations, that recently took place on 16th and 17th August in Manzini, Swaziland, was perhaps the most counter-hegemonic and brave event to bring some hope to…

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2016 SADC Peoples’ Summit – The Manzini Peoples’ Declaration

The current conjuncture in southern Africa in the political, economical, social, cultural and environmental arenas, shows that the region is progressively being affected, in different forms, by the advance of three devils facing…

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Popular University of Social Movements Workshop in Zimbabwe – Final Statement

Popular University of Social Movements Workshop: “Land, seeds, food, water, people and the climate in SADC – 15 years after the agrarian reform in Zimbabwe” – Harare (Zimbabwe), 12 -14 July 2016 FINAL…

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Zimbabwe: Fed up and not afraid!

Following weeks of public demonstrations against corruption, bad governance and a rapidly deteriorating economy, people all across Zimbabwe heeded a call last week for a nationwide stay-away, in an act of defiance against…

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UPMS Workshop Harare Zimbabwe 2016 – Boaventura de Sousa Santos – Statement

Workshop “People Land Seeds Food – 15 years after the agrarian reform in Zimbabwe”. Universidade Popular dos Movimentos Sociais – Workshop Harare – Zimbabwe 12 to 14 July 2016. Statement – Boaventura de…

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UPMS Workshop Harare Zimbabwe 2016 – Elizabeth Mpofu – Statement

Workshop “People Land Seeds Food – 15 years after the agrarian reform in Zimbabwe”. Universidade Popular dos Movimentos Sociais – Workshop Harare – Zimbabwe 12 to 14 July 2016. Statement – Elizabeth Mpofu…

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UPMS Workshop Harare Zimbabwe 2016 – Walter Chambati – Statement

Workshop “People Land Seeds Food – 15 years after the agrarian reform in Zimbabwe”. Universidade Popular dos Movimentos Sociais – Workshop Harare – Zimbabwe 12 to 14 July 2016. Statement – Walter Chambati…

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Judgment Day: On black rapists and white innocence

That a judge in post-apartheid South Africa has to use terminology that harkens back to a centuries-old stereotype about black male sexual danger should tell us something about ourselves. That she feels confident…

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The Struggle for Human Dignity Continues in the Shadow of Death

Life is always difficult in the shacks. If you are poor and black you can be killed with impunity. Abahlali basemjondolo press statement 12 Feb 2016 But it is not only the politicians…

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