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Southern Africa - Anarchist Communist Event
Sunday August 08 2010
07:00 PM

Black Flame Book Launch

category southern africa | history of anarchism | anarchist communist event author Wednesday August 04, 2010 15:32author 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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