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Bread and vaccines

Pharmaceutical companies stand to make billions from the Covid-19 pandemic, but the vaccines they have developed are the fruits of the collective labour of all of humanity.

Chris Hani’s political legacy

Chris Hani should not be made into an ideal type or used to settle political scores in the present

Jockeys without horses: Let’s all learn to be constructive

Although Benjamin Fogel denies the relevance of the South African Communist Party — and gets a few facts wrong — some of his points are correct

Frida Kahlo’s communist ideas revisited and rejected

The artist’s dedication to the communist party is obvious in paintings such as Marxism Will Give Health to the Sick

What Bolsonaro’s election victory means

Jair Bolsonaro is the embodiment of the most hardline faction military dictatorship that ruled Brazil for twenty-one years

Poland consigns communist-era monuments to dustbin of history

The country's governing rightwing party is bent on removing all vestiges of the communist system as part of a series of controversial reforms

The journey into the heart of redness

A hundred years after the Russian Revolution, the politics of the left so easily slip into the right

​How far Castro’s revolution had come

He outlived his great comrade and compañero Che Guevara by a little over 49 years, but now Fidel Castro is dead.

Ukraine says ‘nyet’ to Soviet bubbly in commie purge

Kiev's new law on decommunisation draws critique.

Numsa’s Front: United only in opposition

Numsa's umbrella entity, the United Front, not so united as delegates disagree on internal structure and what role the party should play in elections.

On your Marx, get set, go

The role and relevance of Marxism to a wide variety of issues – ranging from democracy to the environment – is explored in a new book.

​Tiananmen Square protests and crackdown – 25 years on

As Beijing seeks to quell discussion of the 1989 event, three protesters and an expert on politics discuss how the massacre has shaped today's China.

Was Madiba co-opted into communism?

Nelson Mandela may have served briefly on the SACP's central committee, but that didn't make him a member, writes Hugh Macmillan.

‘I am not a Marxist,’ Mandela said. Did he lie?

As questions are raised about Madiba's SACP membership, the Nelson Mandela Foundation's Verne Harris finds answers in the former president's words.

EFF to launch communism workshops

The Economic Freedom Fighters plan to launch educational workshops that teach governance using the theories of communists such as Marx and Lenin.

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