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The real face of Wal-Mart

November 20, 2010

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According to the labour movement, Wal-mart, the world's biggest private sector employer and retailer, is a parasitic entity contributing the the 'race to the bottom' in terms of wages and conditions while adding to the global army of the jobless.

South Africa’s corrupt and corrupting culture

November 20, 2010

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(First published, March 2010) For South Africa there is nothing new in arrogant claims to be above the law, in the enrichment of the few, the mythologising and distortion of history and the thuggish behaviour of security units in the service of a political elite. This corrupt and corrupting culture was dominant both in the […]

One of the great survivors of apartheid’s military

November 20, 2010

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(Published in Unfinished Business — South Africa, apartheid & truth,  2001 and 2003) Horace William Doncaster, Major-General, Military Intelligence (rtd) Date of birth: 09.02.1950; military number: 66339243E Career soldier, 33 years service; promoted brigadier, 1993; major-general, 2000; given ‘employer-induced retrenchment package, November, 2001; retired, April, 2002. Senior positions in and eventual director of MI ‘dirty […]

The reality of the global economic crisis

November 8, 2010

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Like fish stranded by a fast retreating tide, most mainstream economists, commentators and governments tend to be flapping around frantically and aimlessly, unaware of the real cause of their distress. The more cautious among them hope for a slow return of the tide; most merely hope against hope that somehow, sometime, all will return to what it was. It almost certainly will not.