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Southern Africa - Anarchist Communist Event
Sunday August 08 2010
08:00 PM

Black Flame Book Launch

category southern africa | history of anarchism | anarchist communist event author Wednesday August 04, 2010 16:32author by Warren McGregor - Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Frontauthor email mcgregor.warren at gmail dot com Report this post to the editors

Launch of Black Flame at Jozi Book Fair this weekend

BLACK FLAME: The revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism by Lucien van der Walt & Michael Schmidt, examines the anti-authoritarian class politics of the anarchist/syndicalist movement, and its 150 years of revolutionary popular struggle on five continents.

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Black Flame examines the anti-authoritarian class politics of the anarchist/syndicalist movement, and its 150 years of revolutionary popular struggle on five continents.

An indispensible conceptual and historical roadmap, with close attention to Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America, looking at its:

• Opposition to hierarchy, capitalism and the state
• Strategy: building revolutionary counter-power
• History: labour, community, anti-imperialism
• Agenda: participatory, cooperative economics
• Revolutions: Mexico, Spain, Ukraine, Korea
• Revival: today’s struggles

MORE @ http://black-flame-anarchism.blogspot.com

Sunday, 8th August, 3pm
@ The Jozi Book Fair, 4th floor, Conversation Room North,
Musuem Africa, Newtown, Johannesburg

Reviewers call it:

 “...brilliant”, “inspired” (Mandisi Majavu, ZNET)
 “… for all the Left …” (Devan Pillay, Amandla)
 “… unique … rich …” (Mandy Moussouris, SA Labour Bulletin)
 “…. extraordinary …” (Martin Miller, Duke University)
 “…much-needed…” (Mark Leier, Labour/ Le Travail)
 “... a grand work of synthesis ...” (Greg Hall, WorkingUSA)

Related Link: http://www.jozibookfair.org.za

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Issue #3 of the Newsletter of the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective

Front page

Elementos da Conjuntura Eleitoral 2014

The experiment of West Kurdistan (Syrian Kurdistan) has proved that people can make changes

[Chile] EL FTEM promueve una serie de “jornadas de debate sindical”

Ukraine: Interview with a Donetsk anarchist

The present confrontation between the Zionist settler colonialist project in Palestine and the indigenous working people

Prisões e mais criminalização marcam o final da Copa do Mundo no Brasil

An Anarchist Response to a Trotskyist Attack: Review of “An Introduction to Marxism and Anarchism” by Alan Woods (2011)

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Contra a Copa e a Repressão: Somente a Luta e Organização!

Nota Pública de soldariedade e denúncia

Üzüntümüz Öfkemizin Tohumudur

Uruguay, ante la represión y el abuso policial

To vote or not to vote: Should it be a question?

Mayday: Building A New Workers Movement

Anarchist and international solidarity against Russian State repression

Argentina: Atentado y Amenazas contra militantes sociales de la FOB en Rosario, Santa Fe

Réponses anarchistes à la crise écologique

50 оттенков коричневого

A verdadeira face da violência!

The Battle for Burgos

Face à l’antisémitisme, pour l’autodéfense

Reflexiones en torno a los libertarios en Chile y la participación electoral

Mandela, the ANC and the 1994 Breakthrough: Anarchist / syndicalist reflections

Melissa Sepúlveda "Uno de los desafíos más importantes es mostrarnos como una alternativa real"

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