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Past time to stop rape in South Africa

We do not believe that the state is taking the rape and murder of Thandiswa Qubuda seriously. The state holds poor people in contempt. We are just voting fodder to them. We are not human beings to them. It is clear that the leadership in the struggle against rape will have to come from below. It is time for real action against rape. Continue reading

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Gil Scott-Heron’s life

From the July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Gil Scott-Heron’s life When Gil Scott-Heron passed on May 27, we lost one of the great artists of our time. As the “Winter In America” of which he sang stretches on, … Continue reading

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World in View: South Africa’s ‘Class Apartheid’

From the Nov.-Dec. 2010 issue of News & Letters: World in View South Africa’s ‘Class Apartheid’ Two decades after Nelson Mandela was freed from prison, South Africa has actually increased the apartheid-era race and class inequality. Neoliberal capitalist economic policies … Continue reading

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