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On the Farlam Commission report and the Marikana massacre

The leadership of the SACP, NUM, Cosatu and the ANC would have us believe that the striking mineworkers at Marikana were ‘violent’, that they...

South Africa: the wheels are loosening

A few years ago, an important leader of the ANC (African National Congress) said, “I fear the wheels are coming off”, referring to the...

Zimbabwe: The Dictator has fallen, but not the Dictatorship!

The result announced by Zimbabwe´s electoral commission (ZEC) affirms that even after Mugabe´s fall the regime is still a dictatorship. The discontent of the...

Russian Revolution

Theory

Revolutionaries and Elections

The role of socialists in electoral politics during the period of competitive capitalism   Marx and Engels studied the French Revolutions of 1830 and 1848, along...

Marx and the Impossibility to reform Capitalist Society

In a famous scene of Spanish literature, noble Don Quixote, dominated by madness, fought against windmills believing them to be giant warriors. A character...