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The global deficit is democracy

September 5, 2020

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The stark, frightening reality of the consequences of Covid-19 and the reactions to it are becoming increasingly obvious. And no more so than in the estimates for the rate of unemployment in a country already recognised the world’s worst in the jobless stakes. An official level of 50% – half the adult population between the […]

‘Ye are many’ — the basic lesson for a better future

August 21, 2020

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The Covid-19 pandemic and the responses to it, have highlighted as perhaps never before, the gross injustice and inequality that has been regarded as 'normal' until now. Time perhaps for the many to say to the few: Enough. It is a normal to which we shall never return.

A call to clear the road ahead

August 9, 2020

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We should honour the pioneers who sacrificed so much by ensuring that the road ahead is cleared of the clutter of corruption, bureaucracy and prejudice.

‘Grooming’, irrationality & Covid-19

August 5, 2020

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Unless a series of sometimes contradictory and apparently irrational Covid-19 orders is cleared up, the SA government may be regarded as the National Inanity.

Irrationality & the vultures

July 27, 2020

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As more people are thrown onto the scrapheap of unemployment, driven to desperation, the vultures gather to pick their bones.

Three clarion calls to action

July 12, 2020

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Time to fight for free, universal access to any Covid-19 vaccine or treatment and, in the longer term, free, universal healthcare.

A time to try real democracy

June 27, 2020

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Covid-19 is being used by politicians the world over to try to hide the fact that the system they administer was responsible for the economic crisis now exacerbated by Covid-19. Time now to try a true democratic alternative?

The ‘new normal’ capitalism desires

June 14, 2020

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The "Great Reset Agenda for Capitalism" proposed by Klaus Schwab is another shrewd,half a loaf, bribe. Perhaps it is time to plan to take the bakery?