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Squatting around Hampstead Heath

May 13, 2022

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Reflections of a Wayward Boy (31) can also be found: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2022-05-11-reflections-of-a-wayward-boy-squatting-on-hampstead-heath/ For all my tendency to optimism, I have always harboured a degree of caution. So, when we sold up everything in New Zealand and shipped ourselves and more than a tonne of books, and other educational gear to start the ANC primary school in […]

Mayday, Mayday for May Day

May 2, 2022

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These are parlous times for trade unions, not just in South Africa, but globally. And as May Day 2022 dawns once favoured slogans such Phambili basebenzi! Forward [with the] workers! should perhaps, more appropriately, give way this year to the international radio distress signal: Mayday, Mayday, Mayday. For, almost everywhere, the labour movement is floundering, […]