Articles by: Dr Pedro Mzileni

Google Trial Must Fuel the Global Movement Against Digital Capitalism

Google Trial Must Fuel the Global Movement Against Digital Capitalism

  The US Justice Department has opened a case against Google in the Washington courtroom this week over its unethical business practices in the past decade. In the main, Google is being accused of being an internet monopoly that pays billions of dollars to major smartphone companies in order to become the default search engine across all their platforms. Everyone[Read More…]

by 19/09/2023 Comments are Disabled World
Medics stand by the covered bodies of victims of a deadly blaze in downtown Johannesburg, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023. At least 74 people died when a fire ripped through a multi-story building in Johannesburg, South Africa's biggest city, emergency services said Thursday. [AP Photo/ Jerome Delay]

Colonial African Cities Have Always Been Mass Graveyards For Black People

 The African city – such as Johannesburg, Harare, Nairobi, Lagos, Kinshasa, and Lilongwe, to name a few – emerges and matures to take shape in the last 200 years through a series of mineral productions, migrant labour systems, and industrial trades. In essence, the interconnected systems of capitalism, colonialism, and neoliberalism entrenched in the last century are the seeds where[Read More…]

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The Mission to De-Westernise and De-Dollarise is Underway – BRICS 15th Summit

The Mission to De-Westernise and De-Dollarise is Underway – BRICS 15th Summit

The much anticipated 15th BRICS Summit gets underway tomorrow in Johannesburg. South Africa as the chairperson of the Summit decided to theme the Summit on how best the bloc can support the development of Africa so that it can be a self-reliant continent living in peace and with full ownership and control of its resources – so that it can[Read More…]

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Capitalism, Social Reproduction, and ‘Illegal Mining’ in Southern Africa

Capitalism, Social Reproduction, and ‘Illegal Mining’ in Southern Africa

At the time of writing this piece, there were 17 black people confirmed dead at the Angelo informal settlement in Boksburg near Johannesburg in South Africa – and many more are still recovering mostly from the Tambo Memorial public hospital. Preliminary investigations confirmed by the South African Police Service, the Premier of the Gauteng province, and the Mayor of the[Read More…]

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Global South Resistance Against The Artificial Intelligence War Strategy of the G7

Global South Resistance Against The Artificial Intelligence War Strategy of the G7

The G7 Annual Summit for 2023 was convened in Hiroshima, Japan, over the weekend and it has taken some key resolutions that should concern all of us in the Global South. The G7, firstly, is an intergovernmental political forum that consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US. The EU is regarded as a strategic friend[Read More…]

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Pentagon Leaks Show A Failing US-NATO proxy war in Ukraine

Pentagon Leaks Show A Failing US-NATO proxy war in Ukraine

21 year old American Air National Guard member Jack Teixeira has been arrested and charged in the US District Court in Boston for leaking highly classified intelligence documents of the US defence force concerning the NATO-led war in Ukraine. These documents have come to be known across international media as the “Pentagon leaks”. The top brass of the US military[Read More…]

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Floods as neo-apartheid in South Africa

Floods as neo-apartheid in South Africa

There is a consistent disaster of floods that keeps happening in South Africa and it is killing hundreds of people on every occasion. The national media does not publicise these disasters enough, largely because they are occurring in poorer areas where black people reside – and their consequences do not affect the country’s economy. This is usually how discourse is[Read More…]

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