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africa meridionale / cultura / stampa non anarchica Thursday June 17, 2010 19:09 por Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign   image 1 image
All’ombra delle montagne, 36 squadre provenienti da 40 differenti quartieri si sono date appuntamento ieri per giocare al gioco che amano di più: il CALCIO. Il 13 giugno 2010, si sono giocati alla grande i primi mondiali di calcio dei poveri sul campo di Avendole, vicino alla stadio di Athlone a Città del Capo. Di primo mattino, i primi pulmini con le squadre di calcio sono giunti da tutta Città del Capo per disputare il loro primo mondiale dei poveri. Erano tutti entusiasti e l’atmosfera era quella giusta, nonostante le pessime previsioni del tempo. [English] read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / culture / non-anarchist press Tuesday June 15, 2010 22:55 por Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign   image 1 image
At the shadow side of the mountain, 36 teams from 40 different communities came together yesterday to play the one thing they like the most: SOCCER!
On the 13th of June 2010, the Poor People’s World Cup successfully kicked-off their first day of matches at the Avendale soccer fields, next to Athlone stadium in Cape Town. Early in the morning, the first minibuses with soccer teams arrived from all over Cape Town to play their first games in this Poor People’s tournament. Everybody was excited and the atmosphere was amazing, considering the bad weather forecasts. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
Cartão vermelho e preto para a Copa do Mundo
África austral / miscellaneous / comunicado de imprensa Monday June 14, 2010 22:49 por Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
A Copa do Mundo de 2010 deve ser exposta publicamente como a grande farsa que é. A Frente Anarquista Comunista Zabalaza (ZACF), da África do Sul, condena veementemente o cinismo e a hipocrisia do governo sul-africano que apresenta este momento como uma oportunidade única "apenas uma vez na vida" para a melhoria da situação econômica e social das pessoas que vivem no país (assim como no resto do continente). [Français] [Italiano] [Ελληνικά] [Polski] read full story / add a comment
Give Fifa the Red & Black Card
afryka południowa / miscellaneous / komunikat prasowy Monday June 14, 2010 00:36 por Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
Mistrzostwa Świata w Piłce Nożnej są oszustwem, które należy ujawnić. ZACF potępia bezczelność i hipokryzję rządu, który przedstawia mistrzostwa jako „jedyną w życiu” okazję, by polepszyć społeczny i ekonomiczny poziom życia Południowych Afrykańczyków oraz mieszkańców pozostałej części kontynentu. To jasne, że mistrzostwa stanowią „okazję” tylko dla globalnego i lokalnego kapitału i dla elity rządzącej w RPA. Wszystko wskazuje na to, że to wydarzenie przyniesie katastrofalne konsekwencje dla biednych i pracujących w RPA, co zresztą już ma miejsce. [English] [Italiano] [Français] [Ελληνικά] read full story / add a comment
να δείξουμε τη μαυροκόκκινη κάρτα στη FIFA!
Νότια Αφρική (Περιφέρεια) / Πολιτισμός / Ανακοίνωση Τύπου Sunday June 13, 2010 10:03 por μετάφραση   image 2 images
Μια ανακοίνωση της αναρχικής κομμουνιστικής νοτιαφρικάνικης οργάνωσης ZACF για το Παγκόσμιο Κύπελλο Ποδοσφαίρου 2010 στη Νότια Αφρική. read full story / add a comment
Diamo alla FIFA il cartellino rosso & nero
africa meridionale / vari / comunicato stampa Saturday June 12, 2010 13:47 por Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
Questi mondiali di calcio 2010 sono una vergogna e bisogna denunciarlo. Il ZACF condanna fortemente l’arroganza e l’ipocrisia del governo sud-africano nel presentare questa occasione come una opportunità “irripetibile” per il miglioramento delle condizioni economiche e sociali degli abitanti del Sud Africa (e di tutto il continente). Quello che invece è del tutto chiaro è che è stata ed è una “opportunità” solo per gli appetiti del capitale globale e nazionale nonché per le classi governanti del Sud Africa. Infatti, l’evento dei mondiali ha avuto ed avrà conseguenze devastanti per i poveri e per la classe lavoratrice del Sud Africa – un processo in corso ed invisibile. [English] [Français] read full story / add a comment
Give Fifa the Red & Black Card
southern africa / miscellaneous / feature Friday June 11, 2010 21:37 por Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   text 7 comments (last - friday june 25, 2010 00:01)   image 2 images   video 2 video files
The 2010 Soccer World Cup must be exposed for the utter sham that it is. The ZACF strongly condemns the audacity and hypocrisy of the government in presenting the occasion as a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity for the economic and social upliftment of those living in South Africa (and the rest of the continent). What is glaringly clear is that the “opportunity” is and continues to be that of a feeding-frenzy for global and domestic capital and the South African ruling elite. In fact, if anything, the event is more likely to have devastating consequences for South Africa’s poor and working class – a process that is already underway. [Italiano] [Français] [Ελληνικά] [Polski] [Português] [Castellano] [Nederlands] [Dansk] [Deutsch] read full story / add a comment
Give Fifa the Red & Black Card
région sud de l'afrique / divers / communiqué de presse Friday June 11, 2010 16:44 por Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
La Coupe du monde 2010 doit être exposée publiquement comme l’imposture absolue qu’elle est. Le Front Anarchiste Communiste Zabalaza (ZACF) condamne fermement l’audace et l’hypocrisie du gouvernement qui présente cette occasion comme une opportunité unique "une fois seule dans sa vie" pour l’amélioration économique et sociale des personnes vivant en Afrique du Sud (comme sur le reste du continent). [Italiano] [Ελληνικά] [Polski] [Português] [Castellano] [Nederlands] [Dansk] [English] [Deutsch] read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / community struggles / anarchist communist event Thursday June 10, 2010 21:25 por Anti-Privatisation Forum   image 1 image
The Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) and allies will be embarking on a march tomorrow (11th June) to coincide with the opening of the 2010 Soccer World Cup. The march will start at 09h00 from Ben Naude Drive, opposite Fons Luminous Combined School Assembly Area and will proceed along the Rand Show Road/Aerodrome Drive towards Soccer City. The APF urges all community and other civil society organisations who share our concerns and who wish to add their voices, to join us. We have no intention of disrupting the World Cup but simply to voice our discontent/concerns. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday June 10, 2010 20:22 por Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape
Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape, 21 days ago launched it’s campaign ‘the right to the city campaign’ today the world and South Africans are counting few days before the kick off of the 2010 FiFa World cup, also Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape is counting few hours before kick starting it’s campaign. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / repression / prisoners / non-anarchist press Wednesday June 09, 2010 20:32 por Landless People's Movement
All of the Protea South Five, arrested after the electricity war in Protea South, Soweto, have been released on the grounds that 'there is no evidence against them'.

In eTwatwa, Ekurhuleni, seven of the twelve people that were finally arrested have been released with all charges dropped. The other five have been released on bail but still have charges pending. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Wednesday June 09, 2010 20:27 por Lifu Nhlapo
Jacob Zuma visited Balfour about two weeks ago, for the second time, where there were some of the most militant service delivery protest last year in July 2009 and even this year. The first time when he was in Balfour, he said he was there to investigate for himself what is happening. This time around, when he was there he said he is there also to investigate. So, for how long will Jacob Zuma be investigating rather than taking an action? It makes me wonder whether he was not trying to cool the people of Balfour and others that he visited so that service delivery protests don’t erupt. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / repression / prisoners / non-anarchist press Friday June 04, 2010 23:30 por Landless People’s Movement
Last night, Thursday 3 June, the police went from door to door with an informer in the shacks of Protea South, Soweto. They arrested five members of the Landless People’s Movement (LPM). Three of the people that they arrested are children of Maureen Mnisi, chairperson of the LPM in Gauteng. The other two are her neighbours. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday June 03, 2010 20:23 por Toussaint Losier
Toussaint Losier, a student at the University of Chicago who has spent long periods immersed in South Africa's radical movements, reports on the repression faced by Abahlali baseMjondolo as the World Cup looms. read full story / add a comment
África austral / community struggles / non-anarchist press Wednesday June 02, 2010 22:28 por Toussaint Losier
El mayor movimiento social del país, Abahlali baseMjondolo, ha encabezado un gran número de acciones. Gracias a él, algunos de los ciudadanos más pobres han construido una organización democrática y sin partido.

El presente reportaje es una versión actualizada del reportaje en inglés publicado en la revista Left Turn. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Tuesday June 01, 2010 21:17 por Coalition for a Free Palestine   image 1 image
At 04:30 on Monday, 31 May 2010, in international waters, Israeli navy commandos invaded an international humanitarian aid boat, the Mavi Marmara, which was part of an aid flotilla travelling to the Gaza Strip. The troops fired on unarmed civilians, killing at least 19 aid workers and injuring dozens more. A range of South African civil society organizations have expressed outrage at this latest Israeli attack, which yet again reflects Israel’s arrogant and flagrant disregard for international law and human rights.

We call on all South Africans to spare even a few moments to join the solidarity vigil outside the Department’s offices in Pretoria. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Monday May 31, 2010 14:43 por Landless People's Movement eTwatwa
Early on the morning of Sunday 30th May the shacks of two members of the Landless People's Movement (LPM) Executive Committee in eTwatwa, Ekurhuleni, were burnt down. The previous day the police attacked the LPM, killing one person and seriously injuring another read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Sunday May 30, 2010 16:11 por Landless People’s Movement
An LPM activist has been killed by the police after a march on a local councillor. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / other libertarian press Wednesday May 26, 2010 18:42 por Richard Pithouse
Last week Jacob Zuma visited the Sweetwaters shack settlement near Orange Farm in Johannesburg. He informed the nation that his shock at seeing human beings living like pigs had almost reduced him to tears. He also visited the Siyathemba settlement in Balfour where he, like a typical bullying ward councillor, berated angry residents for asking the questions that mattered. read full story / add a comment
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région sud de l'afrique / luttes dans la communauté / communiqué de presse Wednesday May 26, 2010 15:22 por Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
Ce qui suit est une communication urgente émise au nom de, et en solidarité avec le Mouvement des Sans Terres (LPM) et desautres habitants du bidonville de Protea-Sud, à Soweto. Il est basé sur des renseignements obtenus par téléphone et par des conversations en face-à-face avec des membres du LPM après les violentes attaques contre eux la nuit dernière [24 mai 2010]. Il semble y avoir toujours de la confusion autour de ce qui s’est passé, et les détails sont encore fragmentaires. Nous rendrons disponibles les nouvelles informations sur la situation au fur et à mesure que nous les recevrons, de même que toute correction factuelle qui s’avérerait nécessaire.
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Issue #3 of the Newsletter of the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective

Southern Africa

Thu 02 Oct, 20:35

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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.

391982_417861508270211_1865472150_n.jpg imageΗ νίκη των εργαζομέ&... 07:29 Thu 20 Sep by proletconnect 0 comments

Αύξηση των μισθών κατά 20% κέρδισαν τελικά οι μεταλλωρύχοιΑύξηση των μισθών κατά 20% κέρδισαν τελικά οι μεταλλωρύχοι στο εργοστάσιο πλατίνας lonmin έπειτα από σφοδρές συγκρούσεις με την αστυνομία που δολοφονούσε και μετά την σκληρή αντιπαράθεση με τα αφεντικά.

marikan.jpg imageAfrique du Sud: Sommet d’oppression politique après le massacre des mineurs 00:16 Sun 16 Sep by Alternative Libertaire 0 comments

Jeudi 16 août, la police sud-africaine tirait à balles réelles sur les grévistes d’une mine de platine à Marikana, assassinant froidement 34 personnes.

photo_134726994500710.jpg imageΑνεξάρτητη απεργί ... 20:06 Wed 12 Sep by Dmitri (republishing) 0 comments

Οι "χρυσοβαρώνοι" της Ν. Αφρικής "παγώνουν" 15.000 χρυσωρύχους για συμμετοχή σε ανεξάρτητη απεργίαΣτο Δυτικό Ραντ της Ν. Αφρικής, τα Χρυσαφένια Πεδία (Gold Fields), ένας από τους μεγαλύτερους παραγωγούς χρυσού παγκοσμίως, "πάγωσε" 15.000 εργάτες του χρυσωρυχείου που προχώρησαν σε ανεπίσημη απεργία.

530967_334034813354596_302201915_n.jpg imageCai a máscara do ANC! Trabalhadores assassinados! 15:40 Wed 05 Sep by ZACF/TAC/IWAC 0 comments

Declaração conjunta sobre o massacre de Marikana emitida pelo Tokologo Anarchist Collective, a Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front e o Inkululeko Wits Anarchist Collective. A constituição sulafricana promete direitos políticos e igualdade. Está bastante claro que os patrões e políticos fazem o que querem. Pisam no rosto das pessoas. Isso foi demonstrado pela matança de grevistas na mina Marikana de Lonmin.

530967_334034813354596_302201915_n.jpg imageL'ANC si toglie la maschera! Lavoratori uccisi! 16:59 Mon 03 Sep by ZACF/ TAC/ IWAC 0 comments

La Costituzione del paese garantisce diritti politici ed uguaglianza. E' abbastanza evidente che i padroni ed i politici fanno invece esattamente quello che vogliono. Ci calpestano. Come è stato dimostrato dalle uccisioni da parte della polizia di minatori in sciopero alla miniera di Marikana della Lonmin. [English] [Français] [Ελληνικά]

textWSA Statement on Marikana Massacre 16:24 Sat 25 Aug by Workers Solidarity Alliance 0 comments

We, members of the Workers Solidarity Alliance, send our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the murdered miners in South Africa.

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imageKhutsong: Pre-emptive “crime-stopping” leads to police brutality Sep 09 by Bongani Maponyane 0 comments

Khutsong has not been at peace, facing a high police deployment, supposedly to combat crime. The government was adamant about cleaning up the streets in Khutsong. This followed certain brutal crimes.

imageThe Khutsong Tragedy Sep 04 by Lucky Sumione 0 comments

Residents in Khutsong location were neglected by the police many times, and that is why they ended up taking the law into their own hands in late 2013.

imageAnti-militarist United Fronts and Italy’s “Red week”, 1914 Sep 03 by Jonathan Payn 0 comments

The United Front tactic – aimed at uniting masses of workers in action and winning Communist leadership for the working class – was adopted as policy by the Communist International (Comintern) in 1921 and will be discussed later in this series. However, there are important examples of working class unity in action which predate Comintern policy and bear relevance to the united fronts discussion. One often-cited example is the united front to defend the gains of the February Revolution from a military coup in Russia in 1917, which will be discussed in the next article in this series.

Before looking at this, however, there is another example of proletarian unity in action – that didn’t seek to win Communist leadership – which warrants attention; that of a revolutionary worker-peasant alliance. This conception of united front action found expression in Italy’s anti-militarist “red blocs” and it is to these that we now turn.

First published in issue 87 of Workers World News Part 1: NUMSA and the ‘United Front Against Neoliberalism’

imageNUMSA and the ‘United Front Against Neoliberalism’ Sep 03 by Jonathan Payn 0 comments

The resolution adopted by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) to form a ‘United Front against neoliberalism’ – as well as its decision not to endorse the ANC in the elections – represents an interesting development in the political landscape, one which activists should look at carefully and engage.

Due to the language used by the media, the Left, NUMSA’s critics and even NUMSA itself much confusion surrounds the debate – leaving many questions: Is the ‘United Front’ an organisation or attempt to build a new labour federation or political party? Is it an attempt to revive the 1980s United Democratic Front (UDF)? Why NUMSA’s sudden interest in community struggles?

This series, of which this article is the first, aims to clarify these and other questions by looking at the proposal and history of united fronts locally and internationally to clarify key issues and draw lessons that activists can use when engaging the pros and cons of NUMSA’s United Front proposal and if and how they think it should be developed. First published in issue 86 of Workers World News Part 2: Anti-militarist United Fronts and Italy’s “Red week”, 1914

imageLesson of the 1976 Uprising for the African Working Class Jun 15 by Red and Black Action 0 comments

Revolutionaries should commemorate the 1976 uprising in South Africa, struggle, but also learn from its failings -- including the limitations of the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) of the time ... as did Selby Semela, leading Soweto student militant, later a libertarian communist.

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imageOrbituary of Ousi Lawrence Zitha Sep 01 Tokologo African Anarchist Collective 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).

imageLaunch of the online Southern African Anarchist and Syndicalist History Archive (SAASHA) May 01 Southern African Anarchist and Syndicalist History Archive 0 comments

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

imageANC e Latlhile Seaparwelwa Khemo Sa Sone! Ba Bolaile Babereki! May 03 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.

imageAfrique du Sud: Sommet d’oppression politique après le massacre des mineurs Sep 16 AL 0 comments

Jeudi 16 août, la police sud-africaine tirait à balles réelles sur les grévistes d’une mine de platine à Marikana, assassinant froidement 34 personnes.

imageCai a máscara do ANC! Trabalhadores assassinados! Sep 05 0 comments

Declaração conjunta sobre o massacre de Marikana emitida pelo Tokologo Anarchist Collective, a Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front e o Inkululeko Wits Anarchist Collective. A constituição sulafricana promete direitos políticos e igualdade. Está bastante claro que os patrões e políticos fazem o que querem. Pisam no rosto das pessoas. Isso foi demonstrado pela matança de grevistas na mina Marikana de Lonmin.

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