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From Marxism to Neoliberalism: Ronnie Kasrils on How Mandela & ANC Shifted Economic Views [Was Mandela a COMMUNIST?]

from democracynow:

Speaking from Johannesburg, leading anti-apartheid activist and former South African intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils discusses the evolution of the African National Congress’ economic views from its time as a liberation movement to leading South Africa after the fall of apartheid. Kasrils says the ANC was forced to make a “Faustian Pact” with neoliberalism in order to bring apartheid to an end and avoid civil war. He also discusses recent reports that Mandela was a member of the South African Communist Party. Kasrils was on the National Executive Committee of the ANC for 20 years, serving as minister for intelligence services from 2004 to 2008. See part 2 of this interview at http://youtu.be/1aQzxMrCwj0.

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