Raymond Suttner: Taking radical political action the short and long term


Raymond Suttner: Freedom and the law (Polity)


Raymond Suttner: Re-reading the Freedom Charter @ 60 (Polity)


Raymond Suttner: On the Freedom Charter (Valley FM)

Raymond Suttner, Popular Justice in South Africa today, June 1986 (Unpublished)


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This was a seminar paper, prepared for the University of the Witwatersrand, in June 1986, just before I was rearrested for a further 27 months. Continue reading

Pete Seeger: We shall overcome

This famous US civil rights song, may derive from an African-American composer, Charles Albert Tindley published in 1947, although Pete Seeger has said that nobody knows exactly who wrote the original.  In the 1960s the song was made famous in the United States civil rights struggle.  It was widely sung at concerts and rallies by Seeger, Joan Baez and others.


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Raymond Suttner, ANC and the popular

When I first made contact with the ANC and its allies in the late1960s it followed a period where I was not clear about what road to take politically. I had been a liberal but came to believe that this was leading nowhere in terms of changing SA. But where were the alternatives? Continue reading

Raymond Suttner, Remembering Chris Hani

I have hesitated to write about Chris Hani, partly because I did not know Comrade Chris all that well, meeting him for the first time in 1990. But I want to convey a few things that I learnt. The first is that Chris cared about people and this one hears from all the MK soldiers, that he was concerned about every one of them, spending evenings with them, remembering their names even after fleeting meetings. Continue reading

The ANC centenary

The ANC centenary

A scholarly article on the ANC centenary for International Affairs Chatham House

Books of Raymond Suttner 3

50 years of FC

Written with Jeremy Cronin, revised introduction of earlier work, 30 Years of the Freedom Charter, published in 2006 by UNISA press, still in print.

Special Debate Article Talking to the ancestors: national heritage, the Freedom Charter and nation-building in South Africa in 2005


Raymond Suttner book 4

30 yrs of FC

(with Jeremy Cronin, Ravan Press and Ohio University Press.)  Banned for possession in South Africa under apartheid regime


Raymond Suttner Writings-Booklet 1

Raymond Suttner Writings-Booklet 1

TB Davie Memorial Lecture 1984 on the Freedom CharterTBDavie

Statement from the dock, Durban Supreme Court 13 November 1975

Statement from the dock, November 1975

Statement before sentencing for underground activities