Categories South Africa

The devastating impact of South Africa’s electricity crisis

Phakamile Hlubi-Majola, Spokesperson of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, talks about the devastating power crisis in the country. She talks about how the crisis will pave the way for further privatization of the energy sector. She explains how the State-owned entity, Eskom, has been left out of South Africa’s shift to renewable energy and how it betrays the principles of Just Transition. She also talks about how Eskom could be restructured and saved.

Categories Brazil

Bolsonaro supporters’ flopped coup attempt in Brazil is still da …

Zoe Alexandra of Peoples Dispatch explains the violence by the right-wing supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s capital, Brasilia. She talks about the storming of federal buildings by the mob and the inaction of the governor of the province. She also explains the demands and motivations of these right-wing sections, as well as the responses by progressive movements and the left.