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Cartão vermelho e preto para a Copa do Mundo
África austral / miscellaneous / comunicado de imprensa Monday June 14, 2010 22:49 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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
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région sud de l'afrique / luttes dans la communauté / communiqué de presse Wednesday May 26, 2010 15:22 by 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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southern africa / community struggles / press release Monday May 24, 2010 17:42 by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   text 2 comments (last - wednesday may 26, 2010 06:43)   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 23:18 by Zabalaza 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 15:45 by APF-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 04:57 by Zabalaza 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 14:56 by Michael Schmidt   text 5 comments (last - tuesday february 09, 2016 22:29)   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 by The 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 by Zabalaza 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 by Zabalaza 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 by ZACF - 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 by Zabalaza   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 by Zabalaza   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
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textLucien van der Walt – 2017 Statement on Michael Schmidt Affair 00:52 Wed 12 Apr by Lucien van der Walt 0 comments

On 11 February 2016, I issued an initial personal statement on the Michael Schmidt affair.[1] I completely rejected the irredeemable racist and right-wing statements attributed to Schmidt, which were mainly posted under false names online. They represent positions I have consistently opposed, for decades, to the best of my abilities. I noted problems with his explanation, centred on the claim that his posts and false personas were solely means for infiltrating the radical right for undercover research. I raised serious ethical problems with his actions, including his admitted role in repeatedly frustrating earlier investigations into his actions by myself and others. I also laid out my emotional turmoil over the affair, the gulf between the Schmidt I knew and trusted, a man active in left and black working class circles, and another Schmidt, increasingly exposed.

textAlzamiento popular en Zimbabwe 07:07 Tue 27 Sep by Rebeldía Contrainformativa 0 comments

Desde el año 2013, las protestas populares de sectores de trabajadores como comerciantes, conductores de transporte público e incluso sectores de desempleados en Zimbabwe han aumentado, y en varias zonas del país ha habido alzamiento en armas; todo esto contra el presidente Robert Gabriel Mugabe, elegido en el 2013 y que representa al partido ZANU-PF, quien está en el poder desde hace 36 años.

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 39 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/

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imageA South African ruling class brawl Mar 31 by Shawn Hattingh 0 comments

In the midst of gorging themselves through exploitation and corruption, competing factions of the flabby ruling class in South Africa (the ruling class being capitalists, politicians and top state officials) have once again stepped into the ring to take pieces out of one another. In the one corner of the fight is the Zuma faction - comprised of sections of Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) capitalists, top state officials, and politicians aligned to Zuma - while in the other corner is the Ramaphosa/Gordhan faction - comprised of sections of the ANC leadership such as Ramaphosa and Gordhan, white capital and the South African Communist Party (SACP). These factions have recently been standing toe to toe exchanging blows and in the process, metaphorical blood has been spilled: those of a few Cabinet Ministers, including Pravin Gordhan.

imageΤαξική πάλη και α&... Feb 26 by Lucien van der Walt 0 comments

Μόνο μια ριζοσπαστική αλλαγή –μια νέα Αφρική βασισμένη στην ελευθεριακή και σοσιαλιστική ανάπτυξη– μπορεί να σπάσει αυτό τον φαύλο κύκλο. Αυτό περιλαμβάνει τόσο τον αγώνα ενάντια στις αφρικανικές ελίτ, όσο και ενάντια στον ιμπεριαλισμό. Και αυτό με τη σειρά του απαιτεί μια ρήξη με τις ιδέες του «τρίτου κόσμου», που αγνοούν τα ταξικά ζητήματα μέσα στην Αφρική και με τον εθνικισμό, που καλεί σε ενότητα όλους τους Αφρικανούς – μία άνευ ουσίας ενότητα μεταξύ των τοπικών καταπιεστών και των θυμάτων τους. Χωρίς ένα προοδευτικό αριστερό και αναρχικό σχέδιο, οι απογοητεύσεις και η δυστυχία των μαζών απλώς θα καλυφθεί από κενές ιδέες (η «δημοκρατία») ή αντιδραστικά κινήματα (όπως το Boko Haram) και συναισθήματα (ο ρατσισμός και το μίσος προς τους μετανάστες).

imageWhy Workers’ Education? Why trade unions and what’s next? Feb 26 by Lucien van der Walt 0 comments

In these grim times, both globally and locally, it is important to reaffirm the centrality of workers’ education, and the need for a strong working-class movement. Ordinary people have immense potential to change the world, and steer it in a more progressive direction than that promised by capitalists, populists and the political establishment, writes Lucien van der Walt.

image2017 South African Budget Speech: No Pravin, it was not progressive nor redistributive Feb 26 by Shawn Hattingh 0 comments

On Wednesday, the Minister of Finance of South Africa stood up in the circus that passes itself off as a National Parliament and without any sense of irony what-so- ever declared that the South African state’s budget for 2017 was redistributive and progressive. If the Minister was to be believed, therefore, the budget was aimed at making a dent in the substantial class and racial inequalities that exist in the country. To back this up, supporters pointed out that the tax rate on top earners was raised marginally in the budget and people receiving dividends from shares would have to pay 5% more on these in tax. Despite this, one word could sum up the idea that the budget presented was redistributive and progressive: bullshit. Rather the budget presented by Minister Pravin Gordhan was yet again another attack on the working class. What the budget did was to favour corporations at the expense of the poor. In doing so, it remained based on the neoliberal dogma that has defined South Africa’s post-apartheid politics. In other words, the budget was a vivid demonstration of how the state is an instrument and weapon of the ruling class that functions to benefit that class. This can be seen throughout the budget, including how the state plans to raise money and how it plans to spend it.

imageCrisis within Crisis, Zimbabwe Feb 07 by Leroy Maisiri 0 comments

Bribery and extortion of the piblic police and other officials is to fund the Zimbabwean state. The regime destroyed any healthy form of industry and severely cut itself from its financial feeding source. Now they have employed police, city council and Zimra to become state fund-raisers ticketing for almost everything a citizen is supposed to receive from the state but the state cannot provide.

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textLucien van der Walt – 2017 Statement on Michael Schmidt Affair Apr 12 IATH / ITHA 0 comments

On 11 February 2016, I issued an initial personal statement on the Michael Schmidt affair.[1] I completely rejected the irredeemable racist and right-wing statements attributed to Schmidt, which were mainly posted under false names online. They represent positions I have consistently opposed, for decades, to the best of my abilities. I noted problems with his explanation, centred on the claim that his posts and false personas were solely means for infiltrating the radical right for undercover research. I raised serious ethical problems with his actions, including his admitted role in repeatedly frustrating earlier investigations into his actions by myself and others. I also laid out my emotional turmoil over the affair, the gulf between the Schmidt I knew and trusted, a man active in left and black working class circles, and another Schmidt, increasingly exposed.

imageZACF Reply to the Misrepresentation of the ZACF by American Journalists and on the Schmidt Affair Feb 19 ZACF 39 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]

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