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southern africa / community struggles / press release Monday May 24, 2010 16:42 byZabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   text 2 comments (last - wednesday may 26, 2010 05:43)   image 1 image
The following is an urgent communication issued in solidarity with the Landless Peoples Movement (LPM) and other shack-dwellers of Protea South, Soweto. It is based on information obtained by telephonic and face-to-face conversations held with LPM members following violent attacks against them last night. There still seems to be confusion, however, and details are sketchy. Updates on the situation will be made available as and when they are received, as will be any factual corrections.
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Ελληνική μετάφραση αγγλικής ανακοίνωσης νοτιοαφρικάνισης αναρχικής οργάνωσης για άτομα που είναι λεσβίες, γκέι, αμφί, τρανς, intersex και queer. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Sunday May 09, 2010 22:18 byZabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
Even with all eyes on the World Cup, movements of the workers and the poor in South Africa must not forget that another challenge looms: the local government elections of 2011. And with the approach of elections, we are already seeing the return of the wave of authoritarians and opportunists of the left, all singing the same old song: if they are elected, they will somehow be able to do something about the problems of the workers and the poor. And while they may remix the song over and over, the tune remains the same: individual leaders, experts, or vanguards can find the answer; the mass movements of the people cannot liberate themselves. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / the left / anarchist communist event Friday April 30, 2010 14:45 byAPF-GIWUSA-Khanya College   image 2 images
The Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) and the General Industries Workers Union of South Africa (GIWUSA) in conjunction with Khanya College are hosting a May Day Rally and are calling all communities, students, the unemployed and workers to join us. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / migration / racism / press release Wednesday April 28, 2010 03:57 byZabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
We in the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front will shed no tears for the killing of the racist Eugene Terre'Blanche. Why should revolutionary workers lament the death of a thug who lived in nostalgia for the days when his emulation of Hitler and (empty) threats of war shook the whole country, and who never ceased to exploit and terrorise the black workers on a farm that should rightly be managed by those who work it to meet the needs of all and not be the property of any one single person? read full story / add a comment
GHOST TOWN: Former diamond-mining boom-town of Jagersfontein in Free State is today almost derelict: the public swimming pool stands empty & weed-ridden, the churches echo with cooing of pidgeons, most of remaining inhabitants, black & white, unemployed.
southern africa / miscellaneous / feature Sunday April 18, 2010 13:56 byMichael Schmidt   text 4 comments (last - monday june 13, 2011 23:38)   image 4 images
The murder, apparently at the hands of two black farm-labourers, of thuggish AWB leader Eugene Terre’Blanche on March 20 in what was once South Africa’s white supremacist Western Transvaal heartland, was celebrated by anti-racists the world over. Inside South Africa, it had the expected result of dire, unfounded panic over a looming race war, and the unexpected result of the rush by mainstream parties to defend the ultra-right’s “right to exist in a democracy”. We hear a lot about race and continuing racism in post-apartheid South Africa, but who are the Boers, what function did the AWB serve the nationalist elites, and what does the debate over the killing reveal – or obscure – about the country’s forgotten poor whites? read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / anarchist movement / anarchist communist event Monday March 08, 2010 17:42 byThe Book Lounge   image 1 image
The Book Lounge presents the Cape Town launch of 'BLACK FLAME: the
revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism' by Lucien van
der Walt & Michael Schmidt read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / anarchist movement / anarchist communist event Friday February 26, 2010 16:31 byZabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
Invitation to a workshop on class struggle, anarchism and syndicalism
(revolutionary trade unionism) as part of the launch of the book "Black
Flame: the revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism" by
Lucien van der Walt and Michael Schmidt read full story / add a comment
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africa meridionale / vari / opinione / analisi Thursday January 28, 2010 18:23 byZabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
Testo di un volantino distribuito da militanti dello Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) e del circolo di studio sull'anarchismo di Orlando West durante un torneo di calcio presso un insediamento informale a Soweto. Purtroppo il torneo è stato cancellato a causa della pioggia. [English] [Français] [Ελληνικά] read full story / add a comment
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Νότια Αφρική (Περιφέρεια) / Διάφορα / Ανακοίνωση Τύπου Thursday January 28, 2010 16:35 byZACF - Orlando West Study Circle on Anarchism   image 1 image
Το παρακάτω κείμενο είναι από προκήρυξη που διένειμαν τα μέλη του Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF – Αναρχικό Κομμουνιστικό Μέτωπο Zabalaza) και το Orlando West Study Circle on Anarchism ( Κύκλος Μελέτης για τον Αναρχισμό του Orlando) σε ποδοσφαιρικό αγώνα στο πλαίσιο ενός τουρνουά στο Σοβέτο. Δυστυχώς, η προτεινόμενη συζήτηση μετά το τουρνουά δεν πραγματοποιήθηκε λόγω βροχής. [English] read full story / add a comment
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région sud de l'afrique / divers / opinion / analyse Thursday January 28, 2010 08:01 byZabalaza   image 1 image
Le tract suivant a été distribué par les membres du Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) et du cercle d’étude sur l’anarchisme Orlando West à un tournoi de soccer de Soweto. Malheureusement la discussion proposée après le tournoi n’a pas eu lieu à cause de la pluie.

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southern africa / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Tuesday January 26, 2010 21:13 byZabalaza   text 2 comments (last - thursday january 28, 2010 11:27)   image 1 image
The following leaflet was distributed by members of the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) and the Orlando West study circle on anarchism at a football tournament in an informal settlement in Soweto.
Unfortunately the proposed discussion after the tournament did not take place due to rain. [Français] [Ελληνικά] [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
Καταδικάζουμε την πρόσφατη μονομερή απόφαση της διεύθυνσης του Πανεπιστημίου Wits να μη δέχεται από εδώ και πέρα την παροχή ιατρικής περίθαλψης (την Swazi Med), για τους φοιτητές από τη Ζουαζιλάνδη για το τρέχον ακαδημαϊκό έτος. Αυτή είναι μια άδικη κίνηση από πλευράς του Πανεπιστημίου και, μάλιστα, τόσο κοντά στην περίοδο των εγγραφών. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / education / press release Saturday January 16, 2010 20:24 byZabalaza Anarchist Communist Front
We condemn the recent unilateral decision by Wits management to no longer accept many Swazi students’ medical aid provider, Swazi Med, for the current academic year. This is an unfair move by the university so close to the registration period. It means an additional burden on students from one of the poorest and most authoritarian states in the world, many of whom come from poor backgrounds and study in South Africa not out of choice but necessity.

International students have to pay their full fees and medical aid for the whole year prior to registration which makes it nearly impossible for poor and working class students to enrol. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / community struggles / anarchist communist event Monday November 30, 2009 14:23 byZabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
On the 26th of September this year a gang of heavily armed men launched an attack on the shack-dwellers movement, Abahlali BaseMjondolo, and organisers of the Kennedy Road Development Committee in the Kennedy Road settlement outside Durban. Members of the community spontaneously organised themselves in self-defence, and two people were killed in the clash. Thousands have been forced out of the township. After police stepped in to stop the self defence, the attackers systematically demolished the homes of AbM and KRDC members – with the police and local ANC leaders present! The political rivalry in KwaZulu Natal has exploited ethnic sentiment and tensions that emerged during the Jacob Zuma election campaign. There is a good case to suggest that African National Congress (ANC) in and around Kennedy Road is using ethnicity to mobilise local residents against popular social movements such as Abahlali.. The Kennedy Road attackers shouted slogans such as "The AmaMpondo are taking over Kennedy. Kennedy is for the AmaZulu." 13 people – all associated with Abahlali, and all Xhosa – have been arrested in connection with the murders, even though they were not the perpetrators of the attack, but its victims. They are facing false murder charges and have been held for two months without bail in the notorious Westville prison. Recently, a similar situation has arisen in Pemary Ridge, another settlement in the area, where key activists continue to receive death threats and remain in hiding after a police attack.
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África austral / movimento anarquista / news report Saturday November 21, 2009 00:53 byZabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
Breves das atividades de 2009 da Frente Anarquista Comunista Zabalaza [A seguir notas breves das últimas atividades, de janeiro a outubro de 2009, da Frente Anarquista Comunista Zabalaza (ZACF), uma organização anarquista africana.]
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southern africa / education / anarchist communist event Friday November 20, 2009 15:30 byJon   text 5 comments (last - friday november 27, 2009 21:18)   image 1 image
This Saturday, at the invitation of some anarchist militants from the Landless People's Movement (LPM) the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) will be facilitating a Red and Black Forum (popular education workshop) on the ideas and practice of anarchist communism. read full story / add a comment
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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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Double Issue 5/6 of Tokologo, the Newsletter of the TAAC, now available

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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... 04:30 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 15:03 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) 03:07 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! 13:53 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&... 06:29 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.

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imageAttacks on Foreigners: Only the Ruling Class Benefits Feb 01 by Siyabulela Hulu-Hulu 0 comments

Attacks on African and Asian foreigners flared up in South Africa twice in 2015, first in April, mainly in KwaZulu, then in October in Grahamstown, the Eastern Cape. Many attacks were on small (spaza) shops run by foreigners. Maybe 500 were displaced in October. The looting and smashing of property in spaza shops, and the immensity of these criminal activities country wide, has had an incredible and negative impact on our democracy, on our lives, on our livelihoods, and reflects badly on the nation's morality.

imageNo Illusions: 2016 Elections no Solution for the Masses Jan 29 by Warren McGregor 0 comments

Many in the working class hope the 2016 local government elections will prove a turning point. The ruling African National Congress (ANC) won the 2014 elections easily, but its grip is weakening. The ANC-allied Congress of SA Trade Unions (COSATU) has split, the radical metal union NUMSA expelled. The ANC could even lose control of at least one of giant "metro" municipality in 2016, possibly greater Johannesburg or Nelson Mandela Bay - probably to the moderate Democratic Alliance (DA), not the ANC breakaway, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

imageNo Justice, No Peace: A Year of Struggle Dec 11 by Tokologo African Anarchist Collective 0 comments

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.

imageDear Mama: Anarchist poetry against the anti-foreigner pogroms in Grahamstown, South Africa Nov 09 by Leroy Maisiri 0 comments

The poem below was written by Zimbabwean Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front comrade Leroy Maisiri, against the backdrop of the a wave of riots against African and Asian ‘foreigners’ that started to sweep Grahamstown, South Africa, from Wednesday 21 October 2015. By Saturday, around 300 shops, mostly small businesses, owned by people from countries like Bangladesh, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Somalia, had been targeted, many burnedand looted. Perhaps 500 people have been displaced, many are in hiding. While university and college student protests across town faced down the state in the fight against high fees in a heroic struggle, mobs provoked by rumours of murders and mutilations by ‘foreigners,’spurred on by malicious forces including local taxi drivers, attacked the ‘foreigners.’ Heroic efforts by the local Unemployed Peoples Movement (UPM) and some other township residents were not enough to halt the carnage. Working class, see this divide-and-rule for what it is! You have nothing to gain from this. As the UPM says, “We are all the victims of colonialism and capitalism. We all need to stand together for justice. If unemployed young men chase a man from Pakistan out of Grahamstown they will still be unemployed and poor the next day. The students have shown us what unity can do.” The students have shown us the way forward.

imageThe general orientation of anarchists/ syndicalists to the United Front and NUMSA Sep 02 by Jakes Factoria and Tina Sizovuka 0 comments

Will the United Front (UF) address the crises we are currently facing in South Africa? I am concerned about how the UF works and who leads it. In my own view we don’t need a leader, we need to all have equal voice. How can we build the UF as a basis for a stateless, socialist, South Africa?

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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]

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.

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