The ANC’s Freedom Charter guided the struggle against white supremacy in South Africa, linking the questions of political and economic freedom. The origins of the charter — and the uses to which it was put — are rich with lessons for anti-racist struggles today.
Joe Trapido works for the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain. He is the author of Breaking Rocks: Music, Ideology and Economic Collapse, from Paris to Kinshasa.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the authorities lack the resources, the capacity, and even the public trust needed to respond effectively to COVID-19. Rich countries in the North must not leave its people to face the pandemic without international support.