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Patrick Bond: Imperialism’s Junior Partners

The response to the Brazilian coup shows that the BRICS powers are not a real alternative to US imperialism

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Patrick Bond: Protests rise against World Economic Forum’s implausible ‘Africa Keeps Rising’ meme

Grassroots protesters all over Africa are questioning the logic of export-led ‘growth’ and renewed fiscal austerity, instead demanding that policies meet their basic needs

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Patrick Bond: Austerity Gathers Pace in Volatile South Africa

A wedge is being quickly driven through Pretoria’s political elite

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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”

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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

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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

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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?

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Patrick Bond: South African Capitalism’s Train-Smash

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

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Patrick Bond: China’s Path into Africa Blocked

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

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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?

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