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southern africa / the left / link to audio Friday November 13, 2009 18:35 byandrew   image 1 image   audio 2 audio files
At the end of October a visiting speaker from the South Africa ZACF was hosted by the WSM in Dublin and Cork. The audio of the Dublin talk will be found below. The opening section of the talk looks at the very recent repression of the shack dwellers movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo at the Kennedy road informal settlement. Several people were killed and over 1000 displaced when an ANC led gang targetted the settlement and a meeting that was in progess there. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / link to audio Wednesday November 11, 2009 14:23 bySociety is a Prison   audio 1 audio file
Audio interview with Richard Pithouse, a professor at Rhodes University and part of Abahlali baseMjondolo (the Shackdweller's Movement), and Jonathan from the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front about the spate of housing and so-called service delivery protests in South Africa earlier this year. read full story / add a comment
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zuidelijk afrika / anarchistische beweging / news report Friday October 30, 2009 23:25 byJon   image 1 image
Ongeveer 120 mensen, van anarchistische militanten en vakbondsleden tot studenten en professoren kwamen op woensdag 7 oktober 2009 samen aan de Wits Universiteit in Johannesburg, voor de lancering van "Black Flame: The revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism", de eerste van een tweedelige serie over anarchistische geschiedenis en theorie door Lucien van der Walt en Michael Schmidt. De kamer werd zo snel gevuld dat laatkomers plek op de trappen moesten zoeken - een van de grootste lanceringen aan de universiteit in jaren. [English] read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / anarchist movement / news report Thursday October 29, 2009 22:32 byCathal   image 2 images
October 26th the Cork branch of the Worker’s Solidarity Movement hosted a talk by South African anarchist and ZABALAZA Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) member, Jonathan. The ZACF is an organisation of anarchist individuals from South Africa who identify with the communist tradition within Anarchism. The front is organised around the principles of theoretical and tactical unity, collective responsibility and federalism. Their activities include study and theoretical development, anarchist agitation and propaganda, and participation within the class struggle. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / anarchist movement / news report Tuesday October 13, 2009 19:58 byJon   image 3 images
Around 120 people, from seasoned anarchist militants and trade unionists to students and professors came together at Wits University in Johannesburg on Wednesday 7 October 2009 for the launch of “Black Flame: The revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism”, the first of a two volume series on anarchist history and theory by Lucien van der Walt and Michael Schmidt. The room was filled up so fast and so quickly that latecomers had to find space on the stairs - one of the biggest launches at the university in years. [Nederlands] read full story / add a comment
África austral / movimento anarquista / entrevista Friday October 02, 2009 22:05 byJon
Um membro da Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front esteve com Biko, militante comunista libertário da rede Uhuru Network do Zimbábue, em 10 de agosto passado, quando ele estava em Johanesburgo, na África do Sul, para assistir ao evento anual da Khanya College Winter School. Nesta entrevista, Biko fala sobre as mudanças no campo social, político e econômico desde que o Governo de Unidade Nacional (GUN) começou sua caminhada; a situação dos movimentos sindical e estudantil; a eliminação dos gays e das lésbicas; os processos de reforma constitucional e as esperadas campanhas de violência de Zanu-PF diante das próximas eleições. [Castellano] [Italiano] [English] read full story / add a comment
southern africa / gender / press release Thursday October 01, 2009 16:43 byZACF
Anarchism is an ideology that fights against exploitation and all forms of oppression. We fight for a world in which women will be equal to men, a world without racism and class inequality, a world in which LGBTI and queer people are treated with respect. These struggles are part of the anarchist struggle against hierarchy and inequality, for an equal and free world. read full story / add a comment
Ανακοίνωση του ZACF για την επίθεση στο Abahlali baseMjondolo read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / community struggles / feature Tuesday September 29, 2009 23:25 byZabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   text 1 comment (last - friday october 09, 2009 05:50)   image 1 image
The Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) notes with disgust the attacks on the Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM) affiliated Kennedy Road Development Committee (KRDC) by a heavily armed gang near the AbM office in Kennedy Road informal settlement in Durban, KwaZulu Natal. We hereby extend our sympathy and solidarity to all those who have fallen victim to these cowardly attacks, and call for both national and international mobilisation and solidarity in their defence. [Ελληνικά] read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / anarchist movement / anarchist communist event Wednesday September 23, 2009 21:59 byJon   image 1 image
Johannesburg book launch BLACK FLAME: The revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism Lucien van der Walt & Michael Schmidt read full story / add a comment
southern africa / anarchist movement / news report Tuesday September 15, 2009 22:57 byJon
On Saturday 12th September the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) facilitated a Red and Black Forum - or popular education workshop - at a hall in the Sebokeng Municipal Hostel in Sebokeng township, about 50 kilometers south of Johannesburg. read full story / add a comment
africa meridionale / movimento anarchico / intervista Tuesday September 15, 2009 12:17 byJon
Un militante dello Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front ha incontrato Biko, un militante comunista anarchico della Rete Uhuru in Zimbabwe, il 10 agosto 2009 quando era in visita a Johannesburg per il convegno annuale al Khanya College. Nell'intervista, Biko parla dei cambiamenti nel quadro sociale, politico ed economico dalla nascita del governo di unità nazionale; lo stato dei sindacati e del movimento studentesco; la repressione contro gays e lesbiche; il processo di riforma costituzionale e le attese di una crescita in violenza politica da parte di ZANU-PF in vista delle prossime elezioni. [Castellano] [English] [Potuguês] read full story / add a comment
África austral / movimiento anarquista / entrevista Wednesday September 09, 2009 22:36 byJon
Un miembro del Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front quedó con Biko, militante comunista libertario de la red Uhuru Network de Zimbabwe, el 10 de agosto de 2009, cuando estaba en Johannesburg para asistir al evento anual de la Khanya College Winter School. En esta entrevista Biko habla sobre los cambios en el terreno social, político y económico desde que el Gobierno de Unidad Nacional comenzó su andadura; el estado de los movimientos sindical y estudiantil; la supresión de los gays y las lesbianas; los procesos de reforma constitucional y las esperadas campañas de violencia del Zanu-PF ante las próximas elecciones. [English] read full story / add a comment
southern africa / anarchist movement / link to audio Monday September 07, 2009 17:33 byJon   audio 1 audio file
A member of the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front caught up with Biko, an anarchist communist militant from the Uhuru Network in Zimbabwe, on August 10th 2009 when he was in Johannesburg to attend the annual Khanya College Winter School.

In this interview Biko talks about the changes in the social, political and economic landscape since the Government of National Unity came into being; the state of the unions and students' movement; the suppression of gays and lesbians; the constitutional reform process and expected Zanu-PF campaigns of violence ahead of the next elections. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / anarchist movement / interview Monday September 07, 2009 15:48 byJon   text 1 comment (last - wednesday september 09, 2009 19:11)
A member of the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front caught up with Biko, an anarchist communist militant from the Uhuru Network in Zimbabwe, on August 10th 2009 when he was in Johannesburg to attend the annual Khanya College Winter School.

In this interview Biko talks about the changes in the social, political and economic landscape since the Government of National Unity came into being; the state of the unions and students' movement; the suppression of gays and lesbians; the constitutional reform process and expected Zanu-PF campaigns of violence ahead of the next elections. [Castellano] [Italiano] [Potuguês] read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / culture / news report Friday August 07, 2009 22:39 byJon   image 4 images
Half a dozen anarchists, including members of the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front, participated in a Reclaim the Streets inspired six-a-side soccer 'tournament' this Sunday 2nd August in Newtown, Johannesburg. They were invited to form an anarchist team by the organisers.
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southern africa / the left / anarchist communist event Monday August 03, 2009 19:24 byJon   image 1 image
The Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front will have a stand at the Jozi Book Fair, to take place this Saturday and Sunday at Museum Africa, Newtown, Johannesburg. The Book Fair is part of the Khanya College Annual Winter School. Note this is not a specific anarchist event. read full story / add a comment
Νότια Αφρική (Περιφέρεια) / Λαϊκοί Αγώνες / Νέα Sunday July 26, 2009 19:06 byΑλληλέγγυος
Έντονες συγκρούσεις έχουν ξεσπάσει στα προάστια του Johannesburg της Ν.Αφρικής , καθώς πολίτες απελπισμένοι απο τις συνθήκες διαβίωσης , έχουν ξεχυθεί στους δρόμους. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / community struggles / anarchist communist event Tuesday June 09, 2009 17:10 byPoor People's Alliance   text 1 comment (last - monday june 15, 2009 19:01)   image 1 image
The Poor Peoples’ Alliance (PPA), made up of radical community-based organisations across South Africa, is to march from Morris Isaacs High School to the Hector Pieterson Memorial in Soweto on the 16th June 2009 to re-enact the 1976 march. read full story / add a comment
région sud de l'afrique / divers / nouvelles Saturday June 06, 2009 03:22 byEmilie B. et Simon Laviec
À la loterie malgache, le gagnant serait Andry Rajoelina, qui a réussi à pousser à l’exil le « président élu » Marc Ravalomanana. Ce dernier annonce pourtant son retour prochain à Madagascar. L’Etat français n’est pas seulement spectateur. read full story / add a comment

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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.

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]

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imageClass Struggle, ‘Xenophobia’ and the Local Elite May 21 by Jonathan Payn 0 comments

The xenophobic violence and looting following King Zwelithini’s statement that foreigners “pack their bags and leave” spread to cities and townships across the country. However, the recent attacks are not an isolated incident; nor is Zwelithini solely responsible for fomenting it. Local elites – particularly those linked to the ruling party – also encourage anti-immigrant attitudes and actions. This article, based on discussions with Abahlali baseFreedom Park activists, looks at how local elites stimulate ‘xenophobia’ to protect their class interests, as well as how progressive working class activists have responded.

imageTroubled South Africa must take May Day seriously May 05 by Sian Byrne, Warren McGregor, Lucien van der Walt 0 comments

May Day – a call to build an international movement of working class and poor people across lines of race, nation and religion for workers’ control and democracy from below, social justice and freedom from political and economic oppression – remains critical. In a country racked by anti-immigrant violence, racial and ethnic tensions, the fragmentation of the labour federation Cosatu, corporate scandals and political corruption, it is time to remember May Day’s roots and aspirations.
**A version of this appeared in the South African weekly, "Mail & Guardian" (30 Apr 2015).

imageWhy May Day matters to Botswana: radical roots, today's struggles Apr 24 by S. Byrne, P. Chinguwo, W. Mcgregor, L. van der Walt 0 comments

When we celebrate May Day we rarely reflect on why it is a public holiday in Botswana or elsewhere. Sian Byrne, Paliani Chinguwo, Warren Mcgregor and Lucien van der Walt tell of the powerful struggles that lie behind its existence, and the organisations that created it and kept its meaning alive, including its roots in the radical working class struggles.

imageSud Africa: il sindacalista rivoluzionario indiano Bernard Sigamoney di Durban Dec 24 by Lucien van der Walt 0 comments

Un movimento globale, quello della tradizione anarchica e sindacalista rivoluzionaria, ha influenzato persone di tutti i ceti sociali. Una delle figure più rappresentative fu Bernard L.E. Sigamoney, nato nel 1888. Il nipote di braccianti indiani a contratto, che emigrarono in Sud Africa nel 1870, divenne un maestro di scuola con una impostazione da classe operaia. [English]

imageBernard Sigamoney, Durban Indian revolutionary syndicalist Dec 12 by Lucien van der Walt 0 comments

A global movement, the anarchist and syndicalist tradition has influenced people from all walks of life. A notable figure was Bernard L.E. Sigamoney, born in 1888. The grandson of indentured Indian labourers, who arrived in South Africa in the 1870s, he became a school teacher with a working class outlook. [Italiano]

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textDécès de l’anarchiste nigérien Sam Mbah Dec 12 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.

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.

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