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southern africa / imperialism / war / press release Friday February 06, 2009 - 21:02 byZabalaza Anarchist Communist Front
Statement distributed by ZACF members and progressive students at the Wits University Orientation Week in response to the presence of the South African National Defence Force and attempts by it to recruit students to the military by offering to pay for their education. ... read full story / add a comment
Ανακοίνωση της ZACF για τη χρησιμοποίηση του όρου «αναρχικός» από τον Mosiuoa Lekota. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday October 28, 2008 - 15:18 byJon
Once again we, the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF), have to defend our political tradition from bourgeois politicians, this time on both sides of the ANC split, and explain to them what exactly is meant by a term that they throw about without actually knowing its meaning.
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southern africa / repression / prisoners / press release Wednesday July 09, 2008 - 20:37 byJonathan   text 2 comments (last - monday july 14, 2008 - 22:08)
The Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front wishes to express its heartfelt solidarity with Mr Jerome Daniels and Mr Riedwaan Isaacs - two Delft Anti-Eviction Campaign members who, on Wednesday 2nd July, were sentenced to 12 months in prison for their political and social activism. ... read full story / add a comment
Νότια Αφρική (Περιφέρεια) / Φύλο / Ανακοίνωση Τύπου Saturday June 14, 2008 - 20:33 byZACF Gender Working Group
Greek translation of «Statement of solidarity with South African LGBTI community» by ZACF Gender Working Group ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / gender / press release Friday June 13, 2008 - 19:57 byZACF Gender Working Group
We, Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF), were recently shocked to hear about another homophobic murder in Johannesburg and extend our sympathy and solidarity to the LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex) community of South Africa, that has had to suffer from oppression and discrimination so often within a short period of time. The murder of drag queen Daisy Dube is yet another horrible chauvinistic murder and adds to the escalating number of people killed in homophobic violence in South Africa in recent times, including 10 lesbians killed since just 2006. ... read full story / add a comment
Χρειαζόμαστε ένα μαζικό κίνημα της εργατικής τάξης που να μπορεί να προκαλέσει την κυβέρνηση και να την αναγκάσει να ικανοποιήσει τα αιτήματά μας για κατοικία, εργασίες και παροχή υπηρεσιών. ... read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / migration / racism / news report Wednesday May 28, 2008 - 18:10 byJoe Soap   image 1 image
Over 5000 people from South Africa and Zimbabwe to the Congo and Ethiopia marched through Johannesburg on Saturday, 24th May in protest against xenophobic violence, which ravaged South Africa during the previous two weeks leaving more than 50 dead and an estimated 35 000 immigrants displaced from their homes. ... read full story / add a comment
zuidelijk afrika / migratie / racisme / persbericht Tuesday May 27, 2008 - 15:58 byZabalaza Anarchist Communist Front
[ English] [ Ελληνικά] Terwijl de media, de politici en de "experts" hun hersenen inspannen op zoek naar de oorzaak van de "criminaliteit" en "xenofobie" die 42 mensen in 10 dagen heeft vermoord en 15.000 mensen uit hun woningen heeft verdreven, zijn organisaties van de arbeidersklasse dichter bij de waarheid gekomen dan al deze wijze mannen en vrouwen. ... read full story / add a comment
Το Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front υποστηρίζει και απαντά στην ανακοίνωση του Abahlali baseMjondolo * για τις ξενόφοβες επιθέσεις στο Γιοχάνεσμπουργκ. ... read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / migration / racism / press release Friday May 23, 2008 - 17:29 byZabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   text 1 comment (last - wednesday may 28, 2008 - 13:03)   image 1 image
[ Nederlands] [ Ελληνικά] As the media, the politicians and the "experts" rack their brains in search of the cause of the "criminality" and "xenophobia" that has killed 42 people in 10 days and driven 15 000 from their homes, organisations of the working class have come closer to the truth than any of these wise men and women. The Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front supports and replies to the Abahlali baseMjondolo Statement on the Xenophobic Attacks in Johannesburg ... read full story / add a comment
africa meridionale / la sinistra / comunicato stampa Monday May 19, 2008 - 21:35 byZabalaza Anarchist Communist Front
Lo Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) riconosce che la crisi nello Zimbabwe, i continui attacchi xenofobi e l'aumento dei prezzi dei beni alimentari sono fatti di grande importanza per la classe lavoratrice, sia in Sud Africa che a livello internazionale. La risoluzione di queste crisi congiunte in favore dei poveri e dei lavoratori richiede un'azione diretta di massa e solidarietà. [ English ] ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / the left / press release Friday May 16, 2008 - 19:26 byZabalaza Anarchist Communist Front
The Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) recognises that the crisis in Zimbabwe, ongoing xenophobic attacks and rising food prices are of great importance to the working class, both in South Africa and internationally. Resolving these crises in favour of the poor and working poor will require mass direct action and solidarity. [ Italiano] ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / repression / prisoners / press release Friday May 02, 2008 - 01:13 byJames Pendlebury   text 1 comment (last - friday may 09, 2008 - 14:59)
A comrade fighting for water and housing in Sebokeng, south of Johannesburg, was murdered by police on the night of April 30. The ZACF condemns the latest outrage in a long tale of repression of working class movements, and calls on the oppressed to stand firm in struggle. ... read full story / add a comment
Greek translation of «The Working Class Takes a Stand: Stop Chinese Arms Shipment to the Zimbabwean Regime!» της Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front - ZACF ... read full story / add a comment
zuidelijk afrika / imperialisme / oorlog / persbericht Monday April 21, 2008 - 17:49 byZabalaza Anarchist Communist Front
We verwelkomen en steunen het besluit van de South African Transport and Allied Workers Union dat hun arbeiders de wapens op een schip uit China die bestemd zijn voor Zimbabwe niet zullen verladen noch zullen transporteren. Dit is een zeer bemoedigend teken van arbeidersklasse solidariteit en internationalisme, en we hopen dat zulke acties inderdaad zullen voorkomen dat deze wapens hun bestemming bereiken – het leger van Zimbabwe. ... read full story / add a comment
africa meridionale / imperialismo / guerra / comunicato stampa Monday April 21, 2008 - 17:33 byZabalaza Anarchist Communist Front
Non possiamo cha salutare con soddisfazione ed appoggiare la decisione del Sindacato dei Lavoratori dei Trasporti del Sud Africa (SATAWU) di dare indicazione ai suoi iscritti nei porti di non scaricare né trasportare il carico di armi arrivato via mare dalla Cina e diretto allo Zimbabwe. Si tratta di un segnale incoraggiante della solidarietà di classe e dell'internazionalismo, e speriamo che tali azioni possano veramente impedire la consegna di queste armi all'esercito dello Zimbabwe. [ English ] [ Türkçe ] [ Deutsch ] ... read full story / add a comment
südliches afrika / imperialismus / krieg / pressemitteilung Friday April 18, 2008 - 18:38 byZabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (Südafrika)
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Wir begrüßen und unterstützen die Entscheidung der Südafrikanischen Transportgewerkschaft (Satawu), dass ihre ArbeiterInnen die chinesische Waffenlieferung weder entladen noch nach Simbabwe transportieren. Dies ist ein sehr ermutigendes Zeichen von Solidarität innerhalb der ArbeiterInnenklasse und ein Zeichen von Internationalismus, und wir hoffen, dass solche Aktionen in der Tat verhindern, dass diese Waffenlieferung ihr Ziel erreicht - das Simbabwische Militär. ... read full story / add a comment
güney afrika / emperyalizm / savaş / press release Friday April 18, 2008 - 15:44 byZabalaza Anarşist Komünist Cephesi
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Güney Afrika Ulaşım İşçileri Sendikası’nın (SATAWU) üyelerine Zimbabwe’ye gönderilecek Çin silahlarını boşaltmayı ve taşımayı yasaklayan kararını selamlıyoruz ve destekliyoruz. Bu işçi sınıfı dayanışmasının ve enternasyonalizmin cesaretlendirici bir işaretidir ve bu tür eylemlerin gerçekten silahların hedeflerine, yani Zimbabwe Savunma Kuvvetlerine, ulaşmasına engel olacağını umuyoruz. ... read full story / add a comment
Νότια Αφρική (Περιφέρεια) / Καταστολή / Φυλακές / Ανακοίνωση Τύπου Wednesday April 09, 2008 - 20:54 byZabalaza Anarchist Communist Front
Greek translation of ZACF’s Statement on the Murder of Pudemo Deputy President Dr. Gabriel Thandokuhle Mkhumane. ... read full story / add a comment
Employees at the Zarfati Garage in Mishur Adumim vote to strike on July 22, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Ma’an workers union)

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zacflogo.gif imageZACF Reply to the Misrepresentation of the ZACF by American Journalists and on the Schmidt Affair 09:46 Fri 19 Feb by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front 32 comments

19th February 2016 The following is the official statement of the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) of South Africa on the controversy that erupted around Michael Schmidt, a South African activist, several months ago. It follows a careful collective discussion process and research and comes several weeks after the last installment in a series of articles claiming to be an expose of Schmidt. As we are also committed to a number of ongoing workshops, activities and publications, our time was limited. It has two main aims: to outline our position on the claims made for, and against, Schmidt, and to respond to a number of false statements that have been made about the ZACF in the course of the developing Schmidt affair. The statement opens with an executive summary, followed by a much more extensive discussion. The statement was collectively crafted and issued by the ZACF: www.zabalaza.net Questions and requests for comment should be addressed to zacf@riseup.net with a clearly-identifiable subject line (Please note that we will not be responding to questions, queries or claims from people using pseudonyms or otherwise concealing their identities. Organisational affiliation, if any, should please be stated). * Please note that a much earlier draft seems to have leaked online, labelled “Consolidated ZACF statement v18.docx” at 84kb, dated 22 December 2015. Our documents go through a process of collective writing and criticism and fact-checking, so THIS version (the one you are reading now) is the correct one, with significant changes from earlier versions. All previous drafts are made null-and-void by this final version and have no standing whatsoever, and we will not enter into discussion of such drafts.

300_0___20_0_0_0_0_0_pic_1.jpg imageLibertad para todos? Miembros de la Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front amenazados, las actividades i... 15:14 Thu 29 Oct by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front 0 comments

Sudáfrica, 16 de Octubre de 2015: En la noche del Viernes 9 de Octubre de 2015, un militante de Zabalaza fue amenazado con violencia por su militancia política por un grupo de jóvenes, en el empobrecido barrio de Khutsog (Oeste de Johannesburgo). En la mañana siguiente, una escuela de formación política que él y otros compañeros llevan adelante en el área, fue interrumpida a la fuerza por una multitud aún más grande.

300_0___20_0_0_0_0_0_pic.jpg imageLiberdade para todos? Membros da Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front ameaçados, atividades interrompi... 15:08 Thu 29 Oct by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front 0 comments

África do Sul, 16 de outubro de 2015: Na noite de sexta-feira, 9 de outubro de 2015, um militante da Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (Frente Anarquista-Comunista Zabalaza) do pobre município de Khutsong (oeste de Johannesburg), foi ameaçado com violência pelo seu trabalho político por um grupo de jovens. Na manhã seguinte, uma escola política que ele e outro membro organizam na área foi forçada a interromper suas atividades por um grupo ainda maior.

pic.png imageQuale libertà per tutti? Militanti dello Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front minacciati, le attività ... 19:24 Sun 25 Oct by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front 0 comments

Sud Africa, 16 ottobre 2015: la sera del 9 ottobre un militante dello Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front nel quartiere proletario nero di Khutsong (Johannesburg ovest), è stato minacciato con violenza d parte di un gruppo di giovani per il suo lavoro politico. [English]

textLiberté pour tou-te-s ? Des membres de Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front menacé-e-s et forcé-e-s de... 05:30 Sat 24 Oct by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front 0 comments

Traduction française du communiqué de Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF), organisation sud-africaine qui subit la répression. [English]

textDécès de l’anarchiste nigérien Sam Mbah 06:49 Fri 12 Dec by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front 0 comments

Le Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front [Ndt. Organisation communiste libertaire d’Afrique du Sud] est profondément attristé d’apprendre la mort d’un grand être humain, un frère africain et un camarade de lutte – Sam Mbah. Nous voudrions envoyer nos plus sincères sympathies à ceux et celles qui ont connu Sam. Nous espérons que vous puissiez vous consoler par le fait qu’il a fait le plus pleinement usage du temps passé avec nous.

orbituaryofousilawrencezitha.gif imageOrbituary of Ousi Lawrence Zitha 16:03 Mon 01 Sep by Nobyhle Dube 0 comments

Comrade Lawrence was born on 7 July 1969 in Kliptown before moving to Ceza in KwaZulu-Natal. He attended Ceza Primary and Nghunghunyone Secondary, matriculating in 1986 with exemption (excellent at that time).

saasha.png imageLaunch of the online Southern African Anarchist and Syndicalist History Archive (SAASHA) 04:07 Thu 01 May by SAASHA 0 comments

1 May 2014: launch of the online Southern African Anarchist and Syndicalist History Archive (SAASHA)
http://saasha.net/

malema_tswana.png imageANC e Latlhile Seaparwelwa Khemo Sa Sone! Ba Bolaile Babereki! 14:53 Fri 03 May by TAAC, iWAC, ZACF 3 comments

Molaotheo o tshepisitse ditokelo tsa dipolotiki le tekatekano. Go a bonagala gore boradipolotiki le bathapi ba dira ka mo ba ratang ka teng. Ba tshameka ka batho. Seo se bonagetse ka nako eo mapodisi a bolaileng badiri bao ba neng ba dirile ditshupetso kwa moepong wa Lonmin Marikana.

10ww.jpg imageΟ αγώνας των εργατώ&... 17:56 Wed 23 Jan by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

Υστερα από μια μικρή ανάπαυλα, ενός μήνα, οι εποχιακοί εργάτες γης στη Νότια Αφρική ξεκίνησαν ξανά τον απεργιακό τους αγώνα, με βασικό αίτημα το διπλασιασμό του μεροκάματου από 8 δολάρια σε 17,5.

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imageBeyond "Zuma must fall", beyond choosing between elites May 14 by Warren McGregor 0 comments

A constant fixation on the machinations of elite power manoeuvring, and persistent, recurring calls for either new leadership, or new political parties, are evidence of a very conservative and authoritarian political culture. These stories may well be important. Indeed, this is the nature of current socio-economic organisation (capitalism and the state). These human-created forms of control always operate to centralise power up the hierarchy, thus investing tremendous power in the hands of very few. This few – race, gender, rhetoric regardless – the ruling class, are those who control the means of production, administration and coercion. Our pre-occupations are drawn to such elite individuals and groups as many of us have chosen to hand over our political power and future to these. Now this political culture usually results in the general and often vain belief and hope that through hierarchical, fundamentally undemocratic organisation, leaders invested with this incredible power are somehow to create the foundations for a more equal society and world. Also important to consider is that all political parties, no matter the colour of its beret, whether in control of the state or seeking to attain this control, centralise the power of decision-making upwards, and are thus fundamentally authoritarian and anti-democratic.

imageState ‘capture’ or the nature of the state? May 10 by Shawn Hattingh 0 comments

Across the political spectrum, individuals and organisations have been expressing their disgust and shock that a faction – indeed a single family, the Guptas – have ‘captured’ the state. Consequently, there have been calls for state ‘capture’ to be ended though firing Zuma.

The Gupta’s offering cabinet posts to politicians, if true, was brazen and corrupt. While the fact that a section of capitalists – in this case a family – have such influence over the state should disgust us; it should not come as a surprise. To understand why, it is important to look at what states are, why they arose, and whose interests they serve. Coupled to this, it is essential to look at a few examples of how the state and capitalism in South Africa have always been defined by cronyism and corruption.

textWhy May Day? An African Working Class Perspective May 02 by Leroy Maisiri 0 comments

In South Africa, the black working class majority is gripped by the rough hands of its ruling class, made up of a cold combination of black state elites and white capitalist elites, who choke the very life out of her. blazing but blinded. In days like these it is important to remember our heroes, our champions of past years, to remember the stories of Ma Josie Mpama, who wanted nothing more, than to see the working class mature, to explode like landmines under the feet of the oppressive system that has spent centuries trampling over us. The other day, while deep in thought, I felt the room grow more still, filled with clarity. The voices of Lucy Parsons, Josie Mpama and other heroes pierced my very being. Their voices reminded me of the dream, the obtainable goal. To remember that we, the working class billions, can be more than what we are now, that we can awake, from our half-life, that we can be more than the shares and stocks that the system has nailed to our backs.

imageReclaiming Our Global Past: Why South Africa is Not "New Terrain" for Anarchism/Syndicalism, and How... Apr 18 by Warren McGregor 0 comments

A Presentation at the St. Imier International Anarchist Conference by Warren McGregor (ZACF), August 2012.

imageBill Andrews and South Africa’s Revolutionary Syndicalists Apr 05 by Lucien van der Walt 1 comments

If W. H. "Bill" Andrews (1870- 1950) is remembered today, it is usually as a founder and leader of the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA, today the SACP). In that role, he served as party chair, member of the executive of the Communist International, leading South African trade unionist, visitor to the Soviet Union, and defendant in the trial of communists that followed 1946 black miners' strike.

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imageZACF Reply to the Misrepresentation of the ZACF by American Journalists and on the Schmidt Affair Feb 19 ZACF 32 comments

19th February 2016 The following is the official statement of the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) of South Africa on the controversy that erupted around Michael Schmidt, a South African activist, several months ago. It follows a careful collective discussion process and research and comes several weeks after the last installment in a series of articles claiming to be an expose of Schmidt. As we are also committed to a number of ongoing workshops, activities and publications, our time was limited. It has two main aims: to outline our position on the claims made for, and against, Schmidt, and to respond to a number of false statements that have been made about the ZACF in the course of the developing Schmidt affair. The statement opens with an executive summary, followed by a much more extensive discussion. The statement was collectively crafted and issued by the ZACF: www.zabalaza.net Questions and requests for comment should be addressed to zacf@riseup.net with a clearly-identifiable subject line (Please note that we will not be responding to questions, queries or claims from people using pseudonyms or otherwise concealing their identities. Organisational affiliation, if any, should please be stated). * Please note that a much earlier draft seems to have leaked online, labelled “Consolidated ZACF statement v18.docx” at 84kb, dated 22 December 2015. Our documents go through a process of collective writing and criticism and fact-checking, so THIS version (the one you are reading now) is the correct one, with significant changes from earlier versions. All previous drafts are made null-and-void by this final version and have no standing whatsoever, and we will not enter into discussion of such drafts.

imageLibertad para todos? Miembros de la Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front amenazados, las actividades i... Oct 29 ZACF 0 comments

Sudáfrica, 16 de Octubre de 2015: En la noche del Viernes 9 de Octubre de 2015, un militante de Zabalaza fue amenazado con violencia por su militancia política por un grupo de jóvenes, en el empobrecido barrio de Khutsog (Oeste de Johannesburgo). En la mañana siguiente, una escuela de formación política que él y otros compañeros llevan adelante en el área, fue interrumpida a la fuerza por una multitud aún más grande.

imageLiberdade para todos? Membros da Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front ameaçados, atividades interrompi... Oct 29 ZACF 0 comments

África do Sul, 16 de outubro de 2015: Na noite de sexta-feira, 9 de outubro de 2015, um militante da Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (Frente Anarquista-Comunista Zabalaza) do pobre município de Khutsong (oeste de Johannesburg), foi ameaçado com violência pelo seu trabalho político por um grupo de jovens. Na manhã seguinte, uma escola política que ele e outro membro organizam na área foi forçada a interromper suas atividades por um grupo ainda maior.

imageQuale libertà per tutti? Militanti dello Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front minacciati, le attività ... Oct 25 ZACF 0 comments

Sud Africa, 16 ottobre 2015: la sera del 9 ottobre un militante dello Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front nel quartiere proletario nero di Khutsong (Johannesburg ovest), è stato minacciato con violenza d parte di un gruppo di giovani per il suo lavoro politico. [English]

textLiberté pour tou-te-s ? Des membres de Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front menacé-e-s et forcé-e-s de... Oct 24 0 comments

Traduction française du communiqué de Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF), organisation sud-africaine qui subit la répression. [English]

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