Singapore-Let they who reject meritocracy cast the first stone!

Yet more fodder for the outrage crowd, where the harsh and damning criticism fell upon NUS, AGC and the courts for such a ridiculous excuse for letting the...

The Dispossessed of Sudan and Global Capitalism

The story of the modern state of Sudan isn't too different from that of other African countries born out of the pores of the old, bloated corpses of...

Kung Fu Yoga- China and India on a Collison Course?

When Chinese president Xi Jinping visited Ahmedabad, the state capital of Indian state Gujarat, in September 2014 there was expectation of newfound cooperation between the China and India....

Humans and Robots: Confirmed for Brawl?

Science fiction would have us believe that human and robots are confirmed for brawl, but for the moment at least it seems our values will shape the development...

The Kgotla and the State in Botswana: Instrument of the People...

There is much to like about the Tswana system of the Kgotla, essentially open public forums where anyone may have their say on the issues of the day....

The 1970s and the Decline of British Unions

Act 1:Wilson Our story starts in 1969, with the launch of “In Place of Strife”, Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Labour MP Barbara Castle’s white paper on industrial relations....

The Train is Capitalism- Snowpiercer and Class Consciouness

Bong Joon-Ho's film Snowpiercer (2013) is at first glance high concept sci-fi, yet a deeper look reveals it is a deep allegorical fantasy exploring class hierarchy and the...

Straw Bricks- PMC Aren’t to Blame for Singapore’s Docile Working Class

"Nothing more than socialites masquerading as socialists" Veteran Singaporean socialist Poh Soo Kai recalled that in his university days someone had brushed him off with this line. The insult...

Munkástanácsok in the Midst of the 1956 Revolution

“To be liberated by others, whose leadership is the essential part of the liberation, means the getting of new masters instead of the old ones.”1  - Anton Pannekoek Every...

A Brief History of Nigeria’s Left

    The Prolegomenon Calibrated as a quasi-feudal petro-state, the history of Nigeria could be told as a story of post-colonial capitalism. Yet there has always been a strong current of...