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Rehad Desai, the director of the documentary 'Miners Shot Down' about the massacre of the Marikana miners, has penned a sharp polemic on the bankruptcy of the South African Communist Party, a key ally of the ANC. The SACP has attacked the call by the National Union of Metalworkers South Africa for a break from the ANC and for discussions to begin about creating a new workers party.
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British Pathe, which for decades showed news at cinemas, has put it's entire 85,000 archive of historic films onto it's Youtube channel. Highlights include Trotsky talking in English in Mexico in 1938 about the Moscow show trials, footage of the Russian revolution and from the sit down strikes in the US car industry in the late 1930s
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With so many contradictory claims and counter claims over chemical (and other) weapons in Syria, one journalist stands out. Elliot Higgins, aka "Brown Moses", has been undertaking some detailed forensic journalism. His blog carries all the latest evidence, backed up by images, videos and analysis.

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