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international / anarchist movement / policy statement Wednesday April 06, 2016 08:09 by Tokologo African Anarchist Collective 1 image
Umzabalazo wenqanaba labantu abaxhomekeke kwimpilo yomsebenzi e-S.A. ngumzabalazo ophikisana nobugqili kuhlangene nohlelo lwe-capitalism ononqxowankulu abacandelo lolawulo buyyebi kunye nombuso. I-capitalism ononqxowankulu abacandelo lolawulo buyyebi kunye nombuso uhlelo lwaleyongcosana ebusayo. (amacapitalist abaphathi abasemazingeni aphezulu, osopolitiki abaqeqeshiwe) eqonde ukuxhaphaza iphinde icindezele iningi elingabasebenzi (abasebenzi bawowonke amazinga; imindeni yabo, amasotsha; abangaqashiwe kanye nemphakathi ehluphekayo yasemaphandleni). Lezinhlobo zombili zinenhloso ezehlukile zivaleleke emzabalazweni wangokwezinga. read full story / add a comment
international / anarchist movement / policy statement Tuesday April 05, 2016 18:34 by Tokologo African Anarchist Collective 1 image
The struggle of the working class in South Africa is a struggle against the slave bondage of capitalism and the state. Capitalism and the state are based on the ruling class minority (capitalists, generals, top officials, professional politicians) exploiting and oppressing the working class majority (workers of all grades, our families, rank and file soldiers, the unemployed, and the rural poor). The two classes have totally different interests: we are locked in class struggle.
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west africa / history / opinion / analysis Monday April 04, 2016 22:10 by Tokologo African Anarchist Collective 1 comment (last - tuesday april 05, 2016 06:38) 1 image
Ghana, West Africa, was a British colony called "Gold Coast" until 1957. It became the first independent country in "black" Africa after reforms and struggles in the 1940s and 1950s. The new president, the brilliant Kwame Nkrumah, and his Convention People's Party (CPP), had fought for independence. Now they aimed at major changes in the society, even speaking of socialism. And Nkrumah proposed a united African government for the continent: Pan-Africanism.
But by the mid-1960s, hopes were fading. There were good reforms in education and services and self- respect for Africans that helped remove colonialism's damages. But the CPP has become a dictatorship, with a personality cult around Nkrumah. Unions and struggles were suppressed. The economy was in trouble. A new elite hijacked independence and resources. When the military seized power in 1966, people celebrated in the streets. Today Ghana is one of the poorest African countries.
What went wrong and what can we, anarchists in Africa, learn from this experience? read full story / add a comment
international / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Monday April 04, 2016 22:00 by Tokologo African Anarchist Collective 1 comment (last - tuesday april 05, 2016 00:46)
"Africa today lies prostrate, bleeding, and embattled on all fronts, a victim of capitalist and, to a great extent, state socialist ambitions. The heart-rending misery of its peoples, the conditions of abject poverty, squalor and disease in which they live, exist side by side with the wanton luxury, rapacity, and corruption of its leaders." Sam Mbah and I.E. Igariwey, 1997, African Anarchism: The History of a Movement, Sharp Press: Tucson, Arizona. Our vast continent, Africa, is the poorest in the world, host to dozens of wars and conflicts, and marked by instability and inequality. The root causes of the instability lie in political corruption and the profiteering system run by local and international elites. The local ruling classes are interested in making profits and getting wealthy, by any means necessary. The elites are not promoting the development of the working class and peasants (small farmers), but only worsening our conditions. If the choice is between building a road in a poor area or pocketing the money, they will pocket the money. read full story / add a comment
international / anarchist movement / opinion/analysis Thursday March 31, 2016 07:44 by Tokologo African Anarchist Collective 1 image
I-Syndicalism uhlelo oluzama ukwehluka kunezihlelo ezejwayelekile zokuphatha nemibuso, ngamanye amazwi i-capitalism nohhulumeni. Ekuqadeni uhlelo lwe-capitalism ubukhomanisi badala into esabeka kakhulu ngokubeka amandla omnotho ezandlani zikehhulumeni kuphela. I-Syndicalistm ishiya emuva zonke izinhlelo zokuphatha esezidale ukucindezelwa noku xhashazwa komuntu ngomunye umuntu futhi. I-syndicalism ibuye izame ukwakha inhlangano eyakhiwe phezu kwezidingo zabantu hhayi izifiso zeziphathimandla futhi eyakhiwe phezu kokubambisana kwabantu abazibusayo, abalinganayo okubhekele ekutheni izidingo zika wonke wonke zifezeke, hhayi zabasezikhundleni.
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international / anarchist movement / link to pdf Friday December 11, 2015 16:43 by Tokologo African Anarchist Collective 1 comment (last - sunday january 31, 2016 08:28) 1 image
Welcome to the first double issue of Tokologo, combining issues 5 and 6. This marks our third year of publishing by the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective and its study circles. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / anarchist movement / opinion / analysis Friday December 11, 2015 16:36 by Tokologo African Anarchist Collective 1 image
Welcome to the first double issue of Tokologo, combining issues 5 and 6. This marks our third year of publishing by the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective and its study circles. 2015 has been a turbulent year. On the one side, the horrors of attacks on immigrants and foreigners continue. In April, attacks broke out, mainly in KwaZulu-Natal, spurred directly by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini's inflammatory statements. One of the big failures of the 1994 transition was that much of the old Bantustan/ homeland apparatus remained in place, with the continuing power of chiefs and kings. Again, in October, this time spurred by rumours and the taxi associations, there were riots in the Eastern Cape. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / anarchist movement / link to pdf Thursday November 20, 2014 00:44 by Tokologo African Anarchist Collective 1 image
Issue #4 of Tokologo, the Newsletter of the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective, has been released and is available online in PDF. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / opinion / analysis Thursday October 30, 2014 19:25 by Tokologo African Anarchist Collective 1 image
The Tokologo African Anarchist Collective supports the protest march held by members of the Khutsong community – where we have active members – to the Merafong municipal offices.
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southern africa / community struggles / opinion / analysis Thursday October 30, 2014 19:20 by Tokologo African Anarchist Collective 1 image
The Tokologo African Anarchist Collective supports the protest march held by members of the Khutsong community – where we have active members – to the Teba Bank offices in Carletonville.
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southern africa / anarchist movement / link to pdf Monday September 01, 2014 16:40 by Tokologo African Anarchist Collective 1 image
Welcome to issue 3 of “Tokologo,” produced by members of the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective, based in Gauteng, South Africa. Our members come from Johannesburg, Khutsong, Sebokeng, and Soweto; we are committed to the fight for the full freedom of the working class and poor, in South Africa and abroad. We do not want privatisation (capitalist ownership), we do not want nationalisation (state ownership), we want self-management and socialisation (community/ worker ownership), of land and all other productive resources.
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asia orientale / storia dell'anarchismo / opinione / analisi Thursday February 27, 2014 17:12 by Tokologo African Anarchist Collective 1 image
Il movimento anarchico coreano voleva costruire una società anarchica indipendente ed autogovernata, un sistema cooperativo delle masse del popolo coreano. Volevano prendersi il progresso civile portato dalla classe capitalista per restituirlo alle classi popolari. In questo modo, la società capitalista e coloniale che esisteva allora in Corea (come in altri posti dell'Africa, dell'Asia e dell'Europa) sarebbe stata sostituita con una nuova società. Questa nuova società si sarebbe fondata sui principi di libertà ed uguaglianza che garantiscono l'autogoverno indipendente delle classi produttrici: la classe operaia e contadina. [English] read full story / add a comment
eastern asia / history of anarchism / opinion / analysis Sunday February 23, 2014 15:36 by Tokologo African Anarchist Collective 1 image
The Korean anarchist movement wanted to build an independent self-governing anarchist society, a cooperative system of the masses of the Korean people. They wanted to take civilisation from the capitalist class, and return it to the popular classes. By doing so, the capitalist and colonial society that existed in Korea (as elsewhere in Africa and Asia and east Europe) would be replaced with a new society. This new society would be based on the principles of freedom and equality, that guarantee the independent self-rule of the producing classes: the working class and the peasantry. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
russia / ucraina / bielorussia / storia dell'anarchismo / opinione / analisi Sunday January 26, 2014 17:46 by Tokologo African Anarchist Collective 3 images
Il mvomento di massa "Makhnovista" (anarchico) emerse nel 1917 in Ucraina, un paese coloniale dell'Europa dell'Est che fino ad allora era diviso tra l'Impero Russo e quello Austriaco (o Austro-Ungarico). I Makhnovisti fecero una rivoluziona anarchica. Gli anarchici erano una forza centrale durante la guerra d'indipendenza ucraina tra il 1917-1921. Combatterono per la decolonizzazione attraverso una rivoluzione anarchica, nel senso che un'Ucraina indipendente sarebbe stata ricostruita secondo il programma anarchico: autogestione e partecipazione democratica, uguaglianza senza gerarchie e dominazione, proprietà collettiva, abolizione del sistema di classe, del capitalismo e dello Stato. Erano chiamati "Makhnovisti" dal nome del leader e militante anarchico ucraino, Nestor Makhno. Egli proveniva da una povera famiglia contadina, aveva fatto l'operaio agricolo ed era stato un prigioniero politico. [English] read full story / add a comment
russia / ukraine / belarus / history of anarchism / opinion / analysis Thursday January 16, 2014 00:51 by Tokologo African Anarchist Collective 3 images
The mass “Makhnovist” (anarchist) movement emerged in 1917 in Ukraine, a colonial country in East Europe that was until then divided between the Russian and Austrian (or Austro-Hungarian) Empires. The Makhnovists made an anarchist revolution. The anarchists were a central force in the 1917-1921 Ukrainian War of Independence.
They fought for decolonisation through anarchist revolution, meaning the independent Ukraine should be reconstructed on anarchist lines: self-management and participatory democracy, equality not hierarchy and domination, collectively-owned property, and the abolition of the class system, capitalism and the state. They were called “Makhnovists,” after the leading Ukrainian anarchist militant, Nestor Makhno. He came from a poor peasant family, had been a factory worker, and former political prisoner. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
southern africa / anarchist movement / link to pdf Thursday November 28, 2013 05:23 by Tokologo African Anarchist Collective 1 image
Welcome to the second issue of Tokologo, produced by the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective. Why do we publish this? We publish it because our country is crying out for an alternative. And that alternative is anarchism, which stands for a free and democratic society, run from the grassroots, in communities and workplaces, and based on equality and freedom. In such a society, wealth like land and factories would be collectively owned; production would be directed to meeting basic needs and ensuring environmental sustainability. In such a society, everyone would have a say in all matters that affect them; poverty and deprivation would be abolished; hatred and competition would be replaced by cooperation and mutual aid by all peoples. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / anarchist movement / link to pdf Friday June 07, 2013 00:30 by Tokologo African Anarchist Collective 1 image
The first issue of Tokologo, the newsletter of the South Africa-based Tokologo African Anarchist Collective is now available for download in PDF. read full story / add a comment