Browsing All posts tagged under »Cold War«

Cold War echoes & trade union reform

September 28, 2012


Both the Cold War and the bitter battles between communists and social democrats in Germany of the Thirties found an echo at the 11th Cosatu national congress in Midrand last week. These came in speeches and in often angry comments from delegates in debates about international affiliation.

The history of an exceptional newspaper

December 8, 2010


The Guardian — The History of South Africa’s Extraordinary Anti-Apartheid Newspaper. By James Zug (Michigan State University Press/UNISA Press) (First published, May 2009) The Guardian, a polemical newspaper that survived three bannings and subsequent name changes and was once charged, alongside 156 individuals, with treason, is part of the anti-apartheid folk lore of South Africa. […]