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

Patrick Bond: Can World’s Worst Case of Inequality be Fixed by Pikettian Posturing?

Entering South Africa this week, stage left, is the celebrated economist Thomas Piketty, whose ideas are already much used and abused

Patrick Bond: UN Millennium Development Goals replaced by new ‘distraction gimmicks’

The annual UN heads-of-state summits reconfirms inappropriate targets, processes and evaluation systems

Patrick Bond: South Africa’s Deal with the Devil, Revisited

New controversy emerges over Mandela’s ‘Faustian Pact’ with world capital

Patrick Bond: Resource-Cursed South Africa Suffers More Mining Massacres

From Marikana to mineral price crash and jobs meltdown

Patrick Bond: Gaming, Naming and Shaming ‘Licit Financial Flows’

Retreat of foreign investment from Africa means less looting

Patrick Bond: ‘World Political Economy’ Meets South Africa’s Many Marxisms

The time has not been more ripe for a Marxist regroupment here and globally for at least a quarter century

Patrick Bond: Avaaz’s Climate Vanity

Upward gazing can be politically blinding

Patrick Bond: South African xenophobia requires root-cause critique and strategic resistance

Political symbols in South Africa are here today, gone tomorrow, but oppressive political economy endures

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