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southern africa / education / anarchist communist event Friday November 20, 2009 15:30 by Jon   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 by andrew   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 by Society 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 by Jon   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 by Cathal   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 by Jon   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 by Jon
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 by ZACF
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 by Zabalaza 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 by Jon   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 by Jon
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 by Jon
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 by Jon
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 by Jon   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 by Jon   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 by Jon   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 by Jon   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 by Αλληλέγγυος
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 by Poor 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
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zacflogo.gif imageZACF Reply to the Misrepresentation of the ZACF by American Journalists and on the Schmidt Affair 09:46 Fri 19 Feb by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front 25 comments

19th February 2016 The following is the official statement of the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) of South Africa on the controversy that erupted around Michael Schmidt, a South African activist, several months ago. It follows a careful collective discussion process and research and comes several weeks after the last installment in a series of articles claiming to be an expose of Schmidt. As we are also committed to a number of ongoing workshops, activities and publications, our time was limited. It has two main aims: to outline our position on the claims made for, and against, Schmidt, and to respond to a number of false statements that have been made about the ZACF in the course of the developing Schmidt affair. The statement opens with an executive summary, followed by a much more extensive discussion. The statement was collectively crafted and issued by the ZACF: www.zabalaza.net Questions and requests for comment should be addressed to zacf@riseup.net with a clearly-identifiable subject line (Please note that we will not be responding to questions, queries or claims from people using pseudonyms or otherwise concealing their identities. Organisational affiliation, if any, should please be stated). * Please note that a much earlier draft seems to have leaked online, labelled “Consolidated ZACF statement v18.docx” at 84kb, dated 22 December 2015. Our documents go through a process of collective writing and criticism and fact-checking, so THIS version (the one you are reading now) is the correct one, with significant changes from earlier versions. All previous drafts are made null-and-void by this final version and have no standing whatsoever, and we will not enter into discussion of such drafts.

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... 05:30 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 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.

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imageReclaiming Our Global Past: Why South Africa is Not "New Terrain" for Anarchism/Syndicalism, and How... Apr 18 by Warren McGregor 0 comments

A Presentation at the St. Imier International Anarchist Conference by Warren McGregor (ZACF), August 2012.

imageBill Andrews and South Africa’s Revolutionary Syndicalists Apr 05 by Lucien van der Walt 1 comments

If W. H. "Bill" Andrews (1870- 1950) is remembered today, it is usually as a founder and leader of the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA, today the SACP). In that role, he served as party chair, member of the executive of the Communist International, leading South African trade unionist, visitor to the Soviet Union, and defendant in the trial of communists that followed 1946 black miners' strike.

imageΕξέγερση στο Σοβέτ&#... Mar 28 by Selby Semela - Sam Thompson - Norman Abraham 0 comments

Όμως ο αγώνας δεν έχει κατασταλεί, όπως μαρτυρούν οι επίμονες αναφορές αναταραχών και σποραδικής βίας στον Τύπο της Νότιας Αφρικής. Τέτοια γεγονότα υπογραμμίζουν τη συνεχιζόμενη ζύμωση που διατηρεί το επαναστατικό πνεύμα ζωντανό από μέρα σε μέρα σε όλη τη Νότια Αφρική.

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).

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imageZACF Reply to the Misrepresentation of the ZACF by American Journalists and on the Schmidt Affair Feb 19 ZACF 25 comments

19th February 2016 The following is the official statement of the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) of South Africa on the controversy that erupted around Michael Schmidt, a South African activist, several months ago. It follows a careful collective discussion process and research and comes several weeks after the last installment in a series of articles claiming to be an expose of Schmidt. As we are also committed to a number of ongoing workshops, activities and publications, our time was limited. It has two main aims: to outline our position on the claims made for, and against, Schmidt, and to respond to a number of false statements that have been made about the ZACF in the course of the developing Schmidt affair. The statement opens with an executive summary, followed by a much more extensive discussion. The statement was collectively crafted and issued by the ZACF: www.zabalaza.net Questions and requests for comment should be addressed to zacf@riseup.net with a clearly-identifiable subject line (Please note that we will not be responding to questions, queries or claims from people using pseudonyms or otherwise concealing their identities. Organisational affiliation, if any, should please be stated). * Please note that a much earlier draft seems to have leaked online, labelled “Consolidated ZACF statement v18.docx” at 84kb, dated 22 December 2015. Our documents go through a process of collective writing and criticism and fact-checking, so THIS version (the one you are reading now) is the correct one, with significant changes from earlier versions. All previous drafts are made null-and-void by this final version and have no standing whatsoever, and we will not enter into discussion of such drafts.

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]

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