Tag Archives: Unemployed People’s Movement

South Africans: don’t vote for messiahs!

From UPM: The formation of the Black Consciousness Movement in this country was a realization by Black people that we could no longer stand and be spectators of the game we are supposed to be playing. This election season continues to demonstrate the relevance of Biko’s teachings. Continue reading

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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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From South Africa: Hunger games real for unemployed

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: From South Africa Hunger games real for unemployed Capetown, South Africa—During the Christmas break we received the most shocking news from KwaZulu-Natal. The provincial traffic department advertised 90 positions for trainee … Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, July-August 2012, Part 1

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Readers’ Views, July-August 2012, Part 1 REVOLUTION, COUNTER-REVOLUTION AND NEED FOR PHILOSOPHY In the Draft of Marxist-Humanist Perspectives for 2012-2013, published in the last issue, while the global analysis is good, it is … Continue reading

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