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South Africa: Unlike ANC governments, we must practice consistent, inclusive solidarity and internationalism

Dale T McKinley — We need to speak out and mobilising against injustice, oppression and exploitation wherever they occur.
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Speakers, agenda announced for Ecosocialism 2024: Book your tickets now!

Federico Fuentes — Ecosocialism 2024, to be held on Australia’s west coast, will be an invaluable opportunity to share experiences with activists from around the Indo-Pacific region and discuss how we can collectively campaign against war and climate catastrophe.
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South Africa: Punching above its weight

Juan Acevedo-Ossa — South Africa’s ICJ case against Israel is the latest example of its ability to act as a normative superpower, exceeding even the great powers in shaping global moral discourse.

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Canada and the South African genocide charges against Israel at the ICJ

The Socialist Project joins a growing chorus of organizations and individuals supporting the South African case and calling on the Canadian government to do the same.
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Africa’s role in Palestinian liberation: An interview with Salim Vally

Salim Vally discusses Israel’s genocidal war on Gaza and the relationship between Palestinian liberation and Africa.
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Oil jabber heard in Dubai: Top ten reasons to dismiss the Conference of Polluters 28

Patrick Bond & Desmond D’Sa — The crucial point for the host-country president and his supporters in Western, BRICS+ and OPEC countries was to not concede the need to “phase out“ gas, oil and coal.
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A tarnished halo: Reassessing Nelson Mandela’s legacy 10 years after his death

Dale T McKinley — The tenth anniversary of Nelson Mandela's death provides a fitting opportunity to assess the legacy of a man whose life was, and remains, a source of fulsome praise and inspiration as well as trenchant criticism.
The foreign ministers of China, Brazil, South Africa, Russia, and India meet for the BRICS Foreign Ministers Meeting in Cape Town, South Africa in June 2023.

The Johannesburg BRICS Summit’s unrealistic hype

Patrick Bond — Talk of a “BRICS+” with new members and a “de-dollarization” agenda are raising the profile of this network to an unprecedented — and unrealistic — level.
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Renewing the Left: Not just doom and gloom

Mercia Andrews — This article seeks to respond to the questions: where is the South African Left, what has happened to it, and why has it become so fragmented and marginal?
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South Africa: Prospects for a new Left

Amandla! Collective — Where is the Left? The Left exists. It is present in many of today’s struggles. But over time it has become quite marginal and isolated. A rebirth of the Left needs to start with coming to terms with this reality.
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South Africa: Internationalism and the Russia-Ukraine war – the hypocrisy of (some of) the left

Dale T McKinley — It is unfortunately all too predictable that some on the left are consistently calling for imperial nations/the West to stop objectifying the people of the Global South, while refusing to apply the same to the majority of people and the left in Ukraine and Russia.

The BRICS spall, fall and (try to) reconstitute

Early March 2022 provided a surprising reflection of the extent to which dominant Western norms of international finance could retain hegemony, even as the world’s North-South polarisation suddenly worsened. The Shanghai-based New Development Bank (NDB) was set up by five countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) – at a 2014 Brazilian conference of presidents.