ACAS Bulletin

New Politics in Africa
(No. 73)
by Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
East Lansing, Michigan
Spring 2006
31 pages
Contents: ACAS Executive Committee • ACAS Board of Directors • Introduction to Special Issue Guest Edited by Sean Jacobs • Starting from Scratch by John Saul • The Value of Voices of Protest for Democracy by Richard Ballard, Adam Habib and Imraan Valodia • Urban Politics and Social Movements in Zimbabwe by Brian Raftopoulos • Book Review: The Long, Strange Career of Jeffrey Sachs by Doug Henwood • Interview: Turning a Planet into a Slum Mike Davis, interviewed by Tom Engelhardt • A Tribute to Carole Collins, 1946-2006 • ACAS Panels at ASA 2006 • The newsletter includes an excerpt from John Saul's book The Next Liberation Struggle: Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy in South Africa. The newsletter includes an adapted extract from the concluding chapter of the book Voices of Protest: Social Movements in Post-Apartheid South Africa.  The newsletter includes a review of the book The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time by Jeffrey D. Sachs. The newsletter includes an interview by Tom Engelhardt of Tom Dispatch.com of Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums (Verso, 2006). The newsletter discusses neo-colonial domination, the free-market economic model, Keynesianism, Jonathan Barker, the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), the World Bank, cashew nut processing in Mozambique, Fantu Cheru, NGOs, the African Social Forum, CODESRIA, the Lusaka Declaration of 1999, the African Trade Network, the Southern African People's Solidarity Network, Colin Leys, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), Robert Mugabe, Patrick Bond, Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD), the ANC (African National Congress), COSATU, SANGOCO, Anti-Privatisation Forum, the Soweto Electricity Crisis Committee, the Treatment Action Campaign, the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign, the Concerned Citizens' Forum in Durban, the Landless People's Movement, socialism, capitalism, Paul Krugman, the African Social Forum, HIV/AIDS, the Democratic Alliance (DA), the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), the New National Party (NNP), the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP), the Growth, Employment and Redistribution (GEAR) strategy, ZANU-PF, the UN's Millennium Development Goals, Secretary General Kofi Annan, the IMF (International Monetary Fund), Chicago Committee For the Liberation of Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau (CCLAMG), Frelimo, Renamo, the National Catholic Reporter, the Campaign to Oppose Bank Loans to South Africa (COBLSA), Interfaith  Action for Economic Justice, the Africa Faith and Justice Network, AFSC (American Friends Service Committee), Jubilee 2000 and ASA (African Studies Association).
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Used by permission of several co-chairs of ACAS.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root