Patrick Bond: World Bank punches South Africa’s poor, by ignoring the rich

Subsidized white capitalists and oppressed activists are amongst those who must “not be named”

Patrick Bond: BRICS Faces External Capitalist Crisis, Growing Internal Strife

Brazil, Russia, India and China quietly step on African heads to get more IMF voting power, as one instance of the anti-Western rhetorical charade

Patrick Bond: With Capitalism in Crisis, ‘Look East’ — but Blame the West

The Chinese financial meltdown is another instance of the system’s core contradictions, but one potentially big enough to pull it all down

Patrick Bond: Why South Africa should undo Mandela’s economic deals

Is South Africa finally maturing to the point that the economic – not just political – compromises of the 1990s democratic transition can be reconsidered?

Patrick Bond: South African Capitalism’s Train-Smash

The country’s surface-level political drama should not distract from deeper fissures

Patrick Bond: China’s Path into Africa Blocked

Will Beijing amplify the neo-colonial patterns of extractive looting paved by Western capital?

Patrick Bond: Paris climate terror could endure for generations

Is there a grassroots-activist antidote to last week’s attacks by carbon-addicted UN negotiators?

Patrick Bond: Climate Change Casino: Carbon Trading Reborn in New-Generation Mega-Polluters

Climate change, the biggest threat to the planet, appears to be amplifying, as the “financialization of nature” through carbon markets resumes in earnest

Patrick Bond: China Sucked Deeper into World Financial Vortex, as BRICS Sink

Could Beijing adopt an anti-imperial currency policy – or next week, will it become a tighter sub-imperial ally of Western financiers?

Patrick Bond: South African Student Protests

Students fought back against proposed tuition hikes – and won

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