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Raymond Suttner

The continuing crisis: can we find a way forward? 

By: Raymond Suttner     2nd October 2023 “To the oppressed, and to those who suffer with them and fight at their side”- Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Penguin, 1996, dedication).... 

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Stephen Marais’ memoir raises questions and choices beyond the Struggle 

By: Raymond Suttner     27th September 2023 The true confessions of an unrehabilitated terrorist.  Anecdotes and Antidotes by Stephen Johannes Marais The genre of prison literature is now... 

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The contribution of the UDF and People’s Power to South African freedom – Part six

12th September 2023 Uneven non-sectarianism The success of attempts to establish People’s Power, it has been suggested earlier, depended on being non-sectarian, in... 

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The contribution of the UDF to freedom in South Africa - Part Five

11th September 2023 The demise of the UDF and popular power: its relevance to recovering our battered freedom “The popular struggle for democracy has been replaced by... 

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The contribution of the UDF and People’s Power to our understanding of freedom – Part Four

By: Raymond Suttner     4th September 2023 Conditions underpinning successful Popular Power activities and provoking abuses/collapse When one considers the UDF period, we obviously want to... 

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The contribution of the UDF and People’s Power to our understanding of freedom – Part three 

By: Raymond Suttner     22nd August 2023 The UDF as both an agent of the ANC as well as autonomous actor This is Part three in a series. Read Part one and two. 

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The contribution of the UDF and People’s Power to our understanding of freedom – Part two 

By: Raymond Suttner     21st August 2023 The current commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the UDF is foregrounding certain elements of the experience of the UDF and underplaying or... 

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The contribution of the UDF and People’s Power to our understandings of freedom – Part one 

By: Raymond Suttner     7th August 2023 When one looks at the statements made in commemorating 40 years since the formation of the United Democratic Front (UDF) one does not generally get... 

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Being a revolutionary or pursuing an emancipatory path in the “15 wasted years” – Series final part 7

By: Raymond Suttner     3rd July 2023 This series was conceived as an attempt to ask what it means to be a revolutionary in South Africa, starting around 1960 with the banning of the... 

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Being a revolutionary or believer in emancipatory transformation in post-apartheid South Africa: Part six

By: Raymond Suttner     28th June 2023 The onset of democratic rule set in motion a completely different framework for politics from that previously practised in the ANC and its allies.... 

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