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Raymond Suttner

ANC in minority: trying to understand the path(s) ahead

By: Raymond Suttner     10th June 2024 The South African public may be somewhat bewildered by the results of the general election. This despite many having wanted, and polls predicting,... 

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Elections 2024 - prospects for the future

By: Raymond Suttner     4th June 2024 South Africa has just completed its general election, the first in 30 years where the ANC has failed to secure a majority of the votes. Before the... 

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Israeli genocide continues - with international mainly non-governmental resistance

By: Raymond Suttner     27th May 2024 In the aftermath of Israel's latest legal defeat at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) last week after an application by South Africa, many... 

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For democracy to be meaningful, representative government and popular power need to coexist

By: Raymond Suttner     21st May 2024 In the previous article, I argued that the ANC had transitioned from being a liberation movement to become a conventional Western political party,... 

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ANC collapse relates to breaking from its liberation movement character

By: Raymond Suttner     13th May 2024 For some time, many people have been preoccupied with the fate of popular struggle, popular agency and popular activities in South African... 

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Genocidal war on Gaza, its support base, impact on democracy and levels of opposition (Part 4 of series on the Israeli war on the Palestinians)

By: Raymond Suttner     22nd April 2024 The war waged in Gaza is not between Israel and Hamas (who initiated the current conflict by piercing Israeli defences and killing and taking many... 

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Attempts to bring Israel within the norms of legality (Part 3)

By: Raymond Suttner     3rd April 2024 Some of the states engaged with the Palestinian question have joined South Africa at the ICJ (like Brazil) or brought their own litigation against... 

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Israel’s lawless attacks cannot continue if we want international peace (Part 2 of series on Israel’s war against the Palestinians)

By: Raymond Suttner     2nd April 2024 I appeal once again that access to humanitarian aid be ensured to Gaza, and call once more for the prompt release of the hostages seized on 7... 

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Lawless states and the ‘failure’ of international law – Israel’s war on the Palestinian people

By: Raymond Suttner     18th March 2024 The misapprehension that ‘might is right’ in international relations was the case in the time of 19th century colonial conquest when territories... 

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Voting and other action needed to recover our democracy – Part Two

By: Raymond Suttner     15th January 2024 There is no ready-made pathway that will easily empower citizens and other residents to better their lives in accordance with the Constitution and... 

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