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southern africa / repression / prisoners / press release Saturday August 25, 2012 17:24 por Workers Solidarity Alliance
We, members of the Workers Solidarity Alliance, send our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the murdered miners in South Africa. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday August 23, 2012 21:38 por Leonard Gentle
The story of Marikana has so far been painted shallowly as an inter-union spat. In the first few days after the fateful Thursday and the shock and horror of watching people being massacred on TV there have correctly been howls of anger and grief. Of course no one wants to take responsibility because to do so would be to acknowledge blame. Some pundits have even gone the way of warning at anyone “pointing figures” or “stoking anger.” That buffoon, Julius Malema, stepped forward as if scripted, and promptly lent credibility to those warnings. So Jacob Zuma's setting up of an inquiry and his call for a week of mourning for the deceased and their families could come across as “statesmanlike.” read full story / add a comment
southern africa / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Tuesday August 21, 2012 03:15 por Chris Rodrigues
By the time you read these words, the miners of Marikana will have long crossed the river Styx. Contemplate dear reader: These men with dirt in their pockets, their ears ringing with the noise of exploding lead, the holes through their bodies. read full story / add a comment
région sud de l'afrique / répression / prisonniers et prisonnières / nouvelles Monday August 20, 2012 23:23 por ZACF/ TAC/ IWAC 1 image
Déclaration anarchiste sud africaine sur le Massacre de Marikana.
Déclaration conjointe publiée par : Tokologo Anarchist Collective, Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front et Inkululeko Wits Anarchist Collective.
Les capitalistes et les politiciens coupables! Mettons fin à la brutalité policière.
Pas de justice, pas de paix.
Ni Zuma [NDT. président de la République lié à l’ANC], ni Malema [ex-président de la ligue de jeunesse de l’ANC ayant alimenté des tensions raciales], ni LONMIN [NDT. minière britannique]!
La Constitution promet les droits politiques et l’égalité. Il est très clair que les patrons et les politiciens font exactement ce qu’ils désirent. Ils marchent sur la tête du peuple. C’est démontré par la tuerie de la police sur les grévistes de la mine de Marikana de la minière Lonmin. read full story / add a comment
Νότια Αφρική (Περιφέρεια) / Εργατικοί Αγώνες / Ανακοίνωση Τύπου Monday August 20, 2012 22:00 por ZACF/ TAC/ IWAC 1 image
Ανακοίνωση Νοτιοαφρικανών αναρχικών για τη σφαγή στη Marikana
Κοινή δήλωση για τη σφαγή στη Marikana της Αναρχικής Ομάδας Tokologo, του Αναρχικού Κομμουνιστικού Μετώπου Zabalaza και της Αναρχικής Ομάδας Inkululeko Wits. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / repression / prisoners / feature Monday August 20, 2012 21:17 por ZACF/ TAC/ IWAC 6 comments (last - tuesday september 04, 2012 18:17) 1 image
Joint statement on the Marikana Massacre issued by the Tokologo Anarchist Collective, Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front and Inkululeko Wits Anarchist Collective The Constitution promises political rights and equality. It is quite clear that the bosses and politicians do exactly as they wish. They walk on the faces of the people. This is shown by the police killings of strikers at Lonmin’s Marikana mine. [Ελληνικά] [Français] [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
südliches afrika / arbeitskämpfe / nichtanarchistische presse Monday August 20, 2012 12:00 por Abahlali baseMjondolo
2010 und 2011 hatten bastatistas vom Wuppertaler Recht auf Stadt Bündnis zweimal Aktivisten und Aktivistinnen der Bewegung der HüttendorfbewohnerInnen – Abahlali baseMjondolo – aus dem südafrikanischen Durban zu Gast, Seither besteht ein guter solidarischer Kontakt nach Südafrika. Nun erreichte uns eine Pressemitteilung von Abahlali baseMjondolo zum grauenvollen Massaker, das die südafrikanische Polizei in der letzten Woche an streikenden Minenarbeitern verübt hat. Für Abahlali baseMjondolo ist laut PM nun endgültig Schluss mit allen illusionen über die ANC-Regierung. Sie erklären, dass sie den Krieg, der gegen die Armen geführt wird, nun annehmen werden.
basta! und das Soli-Komitee Wuppertal erklären auf diesem Weg ihre Solidarität mit den streikenden Minenarbeitern und mit unseren Freunden und Freundinnen von AbM. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / repression / prisoners / non-anarchist press Friday August 17, 2012 22:43 por Abahlali baseMjondolo 1 image
Statement by the shack dwellers movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo, on the massacre of more than 40 striking workers in South Africa. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday August 16, 2012 23:45 por syndicalistnyc
Statement by Metalworkers, NUMSA, on allegations of South African state union deregistration of NUMSA.
Interesting information on what seems to be on-going struggles between their (the unions) maintaining their alliance with the State (the Triple Alliance) and the needs of the working class. read full story / add a comment
África austral / a esquerda / opinião / análise Thursday August 02, 2012 02:02 por Bruno Lima Rocha 1 image
Nem mesmo Mandela impediu o saque das elites sul-africanas durante a Copa do Mundo de 2010. Os 20% mais ricos ainda controlam 80% do PIB nacional. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Sunday June 03, 2012 23:22 por Micah Roshan Reddy
Micah Roshan Reddy reports from Wits University, South Africa, where a hunger strike by students against a proposed abusive sacking of 17 catering staff became an international campaign and secured a remarkable victory. read full story / add a comment
africa meridionale / economia / opinione / analisi Tuesday March 06, 2012 18:38 por Shawn Hattingh 1 image
Ancora una volta molto clamore è scoppiato sui media in seguito alla presentazione del bilancio dello Stato del Sud Africa. La finanziaria 2012, comunque, è una volta di più la dimostrazione del programma della classe al potere dell'ANC: liberalizzazioni, tagli alla spesa per i poveri e sussidi per i ricchi. Dalla legge di bilancio e da altre fonti risulta evidente che l'ANC, a dispetto dell'isteria dei media, non ha alcun interesse per le nazionalizzazioni. Lo Stato, dunque, cerca in gran parte di affrontare la crisi economica globale con il ricorso al mondo delle imprese, come al solito. [English] read full story / add a comment
southern africa / economy / opinion / analysis Friday March 02, 2012 03:01 por Shawn Hattingh 1 image
Once again much media fanfare has broken out in aftermath of the South African state’s budget speech. The budget, however, is yet more proof of the ANC’s ruling class agenda: free markets, budget cuts for the poor and subsidies for the rich. From the budget and other utterances it is clear the ANC has, despite media hysteria, no interest in nationalisation. The state will, therefore, try and deal with the global economic crisis largely through business-as-usual.
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southern africa / miscellaneous / other libertarian press Wednesday February 01, 2012 15:29 por Jeremy 1 comment (last - thursday august 09, 2012 13:53) 1 image
Disclaimer: These are some impressions of life, politics and social movements in South Africa (and to a lesser extent Namibia, which shares many of the same historical and social conditions). My ideas are based on a few weeks of travel, and some limited participation as an Australian outsider in political actions. For much better analysis, check out zabalaza.net - a great resource of anarchist news and analysis from South Africa. read full story / add a comment
A true liberation movement would never have killed Andries Tatane, attacked and jailed activists of social movements. It would never send people to lull – it would encourage people to continue organising and mobilising against injustices and oppression. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / history of anarchism / press release Sunday January 08, 2012 16:32 por Lucien van der Walt 4 comments (last - wednesday february 29, 2012 20:44)
This paper examines the development of anarchism and syndicalism in early twentieth century Cape Town, South Africa, drawing attention to a crucial but neglected chapter of labor and left history. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Saturday January 07, 2012 22:53 por Christopher McMichael
The Democratic Alliance (DA) wants to present itself as South Africa's opposition-in-waiting, for the day when ANC domination withers. But look at Look at urbanisation policy in the Cape, controlled by the DA: behind the liberal rhetoric of the party lies an ideology very comfortable with increasing the suffering of the most vulnerable. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / the left / opinion / analysis Tuesday December 27, 2011 14:32 por Jonathan Payn 1 comment (last - monday january 02, 2012 18:03) 1 image
Failures of democracy have been a big part of the history of the DLF. We in the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) have had to raise such challenges several times (see “DLF structure: concerns and proposals” by ZACF). We have long been troubled by the lack of proper democratic structures, by a leadership that consists far more of middle-class intellectuals than of grassroots militants, and by a programme that seems to be determined in advance by the academic and NGO interests of these intellectuals instead of by the immediate needs of the workers and the poor. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / environment / other libertarian press Monday December 12, 2011 15:07 por Jared Sacks
Jared Sacks on the civil society/NGO exploitation of grassroots organizations at the United Nations COP 17 meeting on global warming in Durban. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / repression / prisoners / non-anarchist press Friday December 09, 2011 15:25 por Democratic Left Front 2 images
On Saturday December 3rd, the international day for a climate action march, the 500 strong Democratic Left Front contingent made up of activists from different parts of the country, arrived at the Botha Park Assembly point with its banners demanding: '1 Million Climate Jobs Now!' 'Africa is Burning, Transform the System!' and 'Listen to the People!'. Our red t-shirts said the same thing. Our activists also prepared their own posters the night before. We had our own marshals and sound system. We were unarmed and intent on acting peacefully. read full story / add a comment