Patrick Bond

Patrick Bond is professor of sociology at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. He can be reached at:

How the BRICS+, Africa Climate Summit, G20 and UN Prepare Us for Planetary Arson

“Breaking Off Diplomatic Relations with Israel will be Counterproductive,” Claims South Africa’s (Unreliable) Foreign Minister

The IMF and World Bank Talk Good Governance, But Walk With State-Capturers

After Johannesburg: BRICS+ Humbled as Sub- (not Anti- or Inter-) Imperialists

The BRICS Johannesburg Summit’s Hype, Hope and Helplessness

Mischief-Making in Pretoria-Moscow-Washington Foreign and Trade Policies

World Economic Forum Plutocrats Suffer Vertigo on Contemporary Capitalism’s Roller-Coaster

In South Africa, Resistance Rises to the World Bank’s Climate-Killing Mega-Projects

Biden, Ramaphosa and Cul-de-Sacs of Imperial and Sub-Imperial Diplomacy

The G7 Prepares a Divide-and-Conquer Trap, as BRICS Countries Try to Reconstitute

Latest IMF Controversy Unveils Biased Policies and a Harvard Economist’s Skewed Views

The Latest Bretton Woods Bean-Counting Scandal Nearly Evicts IMF Director Georgieva

Biden-Kerry International Climate Politricks

As South African Climate Justice Veterans Fall, Consciousness Begins Reviving, From Below and Across

Wallerstein Expanded the South African Independent Left’s Horizons

Should South Africa Follow the Law of the Jungle … or the Doctrine of Odious Debt?

Covid-19 Attacks the Down-and-Out in Ultra-Unequal South Africa

As Brazil’s ex-President Lula is Set Free and BRICS Leaders Summit, What Lessons From the Workers Party for Fighting Global Neoliberalism?

Bretton Woods Institutions’ Neoliberal Over-Reach Leaves Global Governance in the Gutter

Fighting Fossil Fuels in South Africa: Campaigners Invoke Specters of Climate Chaos

Lonmin’s Murder, by Money: Autopsy Reveals the British-South African Corpse’s Poisoning by Microfinance, ‘Development Finance’ and Corporate Finance

Budgeting for Black-Out in South Africa

Zimbabwe’s Capitalist Crisis: Imperial Vultures and Subimperial Doves Both Turn Away From Economic Carcass

Zimbabwe’s Capitalist Crisis: Finance Minister a ‘Fraud’ and ‘Political Moron,’ as Army Represses Protests

Jim Yong Kim’s Mixed Messages to the World Bank and the World

South Africa Searches for a Financial Parachute, Now That a $170 Billion Foreign Debt Cliff Looms

Mining Conflicts Multiply, as Critics of ‘Extractivism’ Gather in Johannesburg

South Africans Peer Down Trump’s World Economic Shithole

Africa’s Pioneering Marxist Political Economist, Samir Amin (1931-2018)

BRICS-Johannesburg: Simultaneously Disappoints and Threatens

State of the BRICS Class Struggle: ‘Social Dialogue’ Reform Frustrations

State of the BRICS Class Struggle: Repression, Austerity and Worker Militancy

BRICS From Above, Seen Critically From Below

At a Johannesburg BRICS Think Tank, Scholars Get Drunk on Their Own Rhetoric

After Jacob Zuma’s Firing, South Africa Risks Budget Austerity and Even Renewed BRICS ‘Poisoning’

New Evidence of Africa’s Systematic Looting, From an Increasingly Schizophrenic World Bank

In South Africa, Ramaphosa Rises as Lonmin Expires Workers, Women and Communities Prepare to Fight, Not Mourn

Zimbabwe Witnessing an Elite Transition as Economic Meltdown Looms

In South Africa’s Fight Between Hostile Brothers – the “Zuptas” and “White Monopoly Capital” – a New Consensus Appears

Falling BRICS Endanger Their Citizens’ Health, Starting With South Africa’s Jacob Zuma

At the World Economic Forum-Africa, Germany Pitched a Dubious New G20 Corporate Strategy

World Economic Forum-Africa: a Turf Battle Between Jacob Zuma and ‘White Monopoly Capital’

South Africa Writhes in New Political-Economic Birth Pains

South Africa Labeled ‘Junk’ by Standard & Poors

The BRICS New Development Bank Meets in Delhi–to Dash Green-Developmental Hopes?

Tripping Up Trumpism Through Global Boycott Divestment Sanctions

Will Washington’s New Pro-Moscow, Anti-Beijing Gang Drive a Wedge Through the BRICS in 2017?

South Africa’s Junk Credit Rating was Avoided, But at the Cost of Junk Analysis

The Wages of Sub-Imperial Assimilation: BRICS Fantasies and Unintended Revelations

Bill Gates’ Silver-Bullet Misfiring at the Mandela Memorial Lecture