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Raymond Suttner

Revolutionary or emancipatory consciousness and activity from the Rivonia trial to the 1976 uprising: Part three

By: Raymond Suttner     5th June 2023 This article and those that precede and follow it concern revolutionary (or emancipatory) consciousness and revolutionary activity in the context... 

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How meanings of revolutionary/emancipatory consciousness and actions need to change over time: Part two

By: Raymond Suttner     29th May 2023 As indicated in the first part of this series, the content of the notions revolutionary consciousness and activity are not static... 

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Revolutionary or emancipatory consciousness and action before and after 1990/94: Part one

By: Raymond Suttner     24th May 2023 There was a time when the word “revolution” was frequently used by cadres and activists in the Struggle against apartheid. It was nevertheless... 

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What do we do when erstwhile liberators become ‘counter-revolutionaries’?

By: Raymond Suttner     24th April 2023 In former President Thabo Mbeki's, recent letter to ANC Deputy President Paul Mashatile there were copious references to “counter-revolution” and... 

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Scandals surrounding Bester/Magudumana saga illustrate state disintegration as public is left vulnerable

By: Raymond Suttner     11th April 2023 Much of the media has been dominated by events surrounding the escape of convicted rapist and murderer Thabo Bester from Mangaung Maximum Security... 

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Respecting and advancing human rights: Part Two – Barriers obstructing realisation of human rights

By: Raymond Suttner     28th March 2023 One of the features of the attack on human rights in South African society is the pervasiveness of violence. In contemporary South African society,... 

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We need to celebrate and engage meanings of human rights as part of recovering democratic life – Part One

By: Raymond Suttner     27th March 2023 On Tuesday 21 March Human Rights Day was observed. There's something to be said for marking days, where they are treated as more than rituals.... 

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Irremediable crisis? Pervading pessimism without remedies in place

By: Raymond Suttner     13th March 2023 For some years much of South African society has voiced or has appeared to be consumed by hopelessness and demoralisation. There is a sense that... 

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Drive the crooks and incompetents out of government!

By: Raymond Suttner     6th March 2023 The ruling ANC cannot be tasked with rebuilding what it has itself broken in recent years. It is now too involved in the dysfunctionality of the... 

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Being or not being a communist in South Africa today

By: Raymond Suttner     27th February 2023 From 1969/70 until 2006 I had been a fairly orthodox member of the South African Communist Party, and I broke ranks over the party’s conduct during... 

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