January 24, 2012 | Africa can do better than invest faith and state resources in yet another Ponzi scheme -- the "privatisation of the air."
Articles by Patrick Bond
May 13, 2011 | Patrick Bond makes a stinging critique of the recent report of the African Development Bank that claims that 'one in three Africans is middle class' and as a result, Africa is ready for 'take off'.
September 10, 2010 | The continent's own elites, together with the West and now China, are still making Africans progressively poorer, thanks to the extraction of raw materials.
May 9, 2007 | Meeting is great, Patrick Bond writes, but WSF activists need to converge on strategy, generate joint actions, and forge cross-sectoral ties.
October 3, 2005 | The community of several thousand South African activists from whom I learn most--a group quite consciously pro-globalization-of-people and anti-globalization-of-capital--takes pride in the give-and-take lessons of international protest, solidarity, and local self-reliance gleaned during these past five years.
September 1, 2002 | Officials of the United Nations and the host South African government looking hard in the mirror this weekend will have to judge the World Summit on Sustainable Development a failure.
Thabo Mbeki’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development: Breaking or Shining the Chains of Global Apartheid?
March 1, 2002 | This essay considers Thabo Mbeki's analysis of globalization, his strategy and demands for global-scale and continental socioeconomic progress, and his preferred alliances.
March 1, 2002 | At this crucial juncture, leadership appears to be lacking.
August 1, 2001 | Let us take as a starting point that the broadly consensual strategy and basis for self-activity in what we can term Global Justice Movements is the following: to promote the globalization of people and halt (or at minimum radically modify) the globalization of capital.
May 1, 1998 | Climate change may be one of the defining issues of the twenty-first century, because it pits the potential disruption of our global climate system against the future of a fossil fuel-based economy.