Mark Weisbrot, The story of Venezuelas protests

Dirk Forslund and Jeff Rudin, Mining strike:whose reality is the real world?

Athambile Masola, A Biko moment

Raymond Suttner on Alex Boraine’s suggestion that exile culture is responsible for current undermining democracy (Polity interview)

Raymond Suttner,Grappling with violent masculinities (Polity video)

Raymond Suttner, Invoking Nelson Mandela’s legacies as we celebrate democracy

Carol Paton, Parties in platinum strike seem as far apart as ever

Jay Naidoo, The rise and fall of COSATU -from vanguard to sacrificial lamb

Jay Naidoo: Cosatu in the eye of the storm

Sanitation summit: Our dignity is undermined (Ground up)

Nelson Mandela, First TV interview 1961 ‘Closing chapter on non-violence’

This interview is significant amongst other reasons for Mandela’s statement that after state show of force Continue reading

Raymond Suttner, Electoral silence on patriarchy speaks volumes (Polity)

Raymond Suttner, The vote is fundamental right but democracy more than electoralism (Polity video)

Raymond Suttner, video interview on 20 years of democracy (Polity), part one

Zuma’s selfie at Nkandla (Puppet NationZA)

Vashna Jagarnath, Easter:a moveable feast (The Con)

Douglas Ntozakhe Mthukwane Remembers Chris Hani and his death

Note: I have published this article at the request of the author, who is a freelance writer.  There are one or two aspects with which I do not agree, but I believe it is right to provide an outlet for his writing insofar as I am able .


If I were to recount the moments in my life that left me with an incessant lump in my throat, 19 April 1993, will take the prize Continue reading

Carol Paton, On who can put COSATU together again

Richard Pithouse on the Vote No campaign