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southern africa / imperialism / war / press release Friday February 06, 2009 21:02 by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front
Statement distributed by ZACF members and progressive students at the Wits University Orientation Week in response to the presence of the South African National Defence Force and attempts by it to recruit students to the military by offering to pay for their education. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / education / anarchist communist event Wednesday February 04, 2009 18:08 by Jon   text 1 comment (last - tuesday february 10, 2009 14:17)
The ZACF will be facilitating a Red & Black Forum (anarchist communist educational workshop) with the theme "Does the Vote Bring Democracy?" this Saturday in Orange Farm, south of Johannesburg. The RBF will be hosted by the Anti-Privatisation Forum affiliated Orange Farm Electricity and Water Crisis Committee. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / the left / opinion / analysis Monday December 01, 2008 14:52 by Jonathan P & James Pendlebury
This article argues that active abstention is the only strategic and tactical approach to the 2009 South African elections which is consistent with revolutionary anti-capitalist politics. It was written for a forthcoming issue of Khanya: A Journal for Activists, which will present a range of different approaches that social movements may take in response to the 2009 elections. read full story / add a comment
Ανακοίνωση της ZACF για τη χρησιμοποίηση του όρου «αναρχικός» από τον Mosiuoa Lekota. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday October 28, 2008 15:18 by Jon
Once again we, the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF), have to defend our political tradition from bourgeois politicians, this time on both sides of the ANC split, and explain to them what exactly is meant by a term that they throw about without actually knowing its meaning.
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africa meridionale / migrazione / razzismo / opinione / analisi Thursday October 02, 2008 16:57 by Steffi, Jonathan Payn e James Pendlebury
A solo 14 anni dalla fine dell'apartheid qualcuno sostiene che siamo in presenza di una nuova apartheid. A solo 14 anni dal genocidio in Rwanda c'è chi dice che in Sud Africa si stia verificando un genocidio particolare. Niente a che vedere con il gap economico tuttora esistente tra sudafricani con diverso colore della pelle e nemmeno con una guerra tra diversi gruppi etnici come in Rwanda. [English] read full story / add a comment
Pogroms then... and now.
southern africa / migration / racism / feature Friday September 26, 2008 18:14 by Steffi, Jonathan Payn and James Pendlebury   image 1 image
Only 14 years after the end of apartheid some say that this is a new apartheid. Only 14 years after the genocide in Rwanda some say that this is a genocide South African style. But this time it is not just about the still existing economic gap between South Africans of different skin colours, nor about a war between different ethnopolitical groups like in Rwanda. It is about nationality and the fight between those who have the minimum security of being born in South Africa, and the unlucky ones who have no such security – who have, in many cases, had to flee to South Africa from violence or starvation elsewhere. The events of May 2008 show a deep xenophobic sentiment in South Africa that is largely due to social and economic circumstances. It is a poisonous cocktail of nationalism mixed with lack of service delivery. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
Νότια Αφρική (Περιφέρεια) / Αναρχικό κίνημα / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Thursday September 25, 2008 19:52 by James Pendlebury (ZACF)
Αν δεν υπάρχει εναλλακτική λύση, τότε ας μας συγκροτήσουμε εμείς μια τέτοια. Ας οικοδομήσουμε τα κινήματά μας σε τέτοιο σημείο που οι μετανάστες - οι γυναίκες που βιάζονται ή οι ομοφυλόφιλοι που αντιμετωπίζουν τη σοβινιστική βία – να μη χρειαστεί ν’ αναζητήσουν την αμφίβολη βοήθεια της αστυνομίας. Ας συγκροτήσουμε δυνατές κοινότητες της εργατικής τάξης που να είναι ικανές να αυτοαμυνθούν και να υπερασπίσουν τα μέλη τους ενάντια στην καταστολή και το σοβινισμό. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / history / opinion / analysis Friday September 19, 2008 14:39 by James Pendlebury   image 1 image
For decades, nationalism – African or Afrikaner – has been the dominant ideology in South Africa. It has drawn the working class into unity with the bosses, and divided workers from their fellow workers. It has promised freedom and delivered oppression; it has promised bread and delivered starvation. Nationalism can play a progressive role when in opposition to an oppressive regime, but in power, it invariably becomes a weapon against the working class. The pogroms of May 2008 are the latest disaster to arise from nationalism. [Ελληνικά] read full story / add a comment
southern africa / migration / racism / opinion / analysis Wednesday September 10, 2008 14:58 by Steffi
Some of the people attacked in recent xenophobic pogroms in South Africa were born in South Africa or have a South African passport. Aren’t they South Africans? What makes a South African? How many generations must one have lived here to be accepted? What skin colour does one have to have? When thinking about this it quickly becomes clear that who is a South African and who is not is not a scientific decision. It is about what people think and want and this changes over time. read full story / add a comment
Alan Lipman at his home in Johannesburg
southern africa / migration / racism / interview Friday September 05, 2008 20:04 by Jon   image 1 image
Alan Lipman served as an early member of the underground SACP, which had been re-established in 1953 after its predecessor, the CPSA, was outlawed in 1950. He and his wife Beata worked in an SACP front organisation planning the Congress of the People, which adopted the Freedom Charter in Kliptown in 1955, and Beata beautifully hand-lettered the official version of the Charter. But after intense disagreements over Soviet imperialism with SACP leader Michael Harmel, the couple split with the Party in 1956. Alan engaged in an act of sabotage against the records office of the hated new pass system for black women. The couple fled into exile in 1963, narrowly avoiding being swept up in the Rivonia Treason Trial. In exile, Alan became involved with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and later shifted towards a libertarian socialist position. The Lipmans returned to South Africa in 1990 and although he initially ran as an ANC ward candidate, he became disillusioned with the neo-liberalism of the ANC and later became associated with the ZACF with whom he conducted a well-received workshop in Orange Farm in May 2006. read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / anarchist movement / link to pdf Wednesday September 03, 2008 22:23 by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
Issue number nine of the theoretical journal of the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front is now available online. read full story / add a comment
africa meridionale / economia / opinione / analisi Sunday August 10, 2008 15:20 by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front
Lo Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) esprime la sua solidarietà con i lavoratori iscritti al Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), la cui campagna nazionale per lo sviluppo di un'azione di massa contro la crisi energetica è culminata in uno sciopero generale nazionale che fermerà tutto im paese nella giornata di mercoledì 6 agosto. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / economy / opinion / analysis Wednesday August 06, 2008 03:39 by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front
The Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) expresses its solidarity with the rank and file workers of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), as their national campaign of rolling mass action against the electricity crisis culminates in a national strike and stayaway throughout the country on Wednesday, 6th August. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / anarchist movement / anarchist communist event Wednesday July 30, 2008 23:37 by Jonathan
Members of the ZACF will be facilitating the first meeting of a group of social movement and trade union militants pulled together by the ZACF to study the book ABC of Communist Anarchism by Alexander Berkman. read full story / add a comment
África austral / movimiento anarquista / entrevista Thursday July 17, 2008 20:09 by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front
Un miembro del ZACF plantea la misma serie de preguntas a dos activistas de Zimbabwe. El primer entrevistado, Biko Mutsaurwa, es un anarcocomunista del Uhuru Network [Red Uhuru] y facilitador del Toyi Toyi Artz Kollektive en Harare. El segundo entrevistado es el Compañero Fatso, AKA Samm Farai Monro, un activista cultural y facilitador artístico de Magamba! The Cultural Activist Network [¡Magamba! La Red Cultural Activista]. Las entrevistas fueron mantenidas en Johannesburgo el 21 de junio de 2008 - el día antes de que el líder del MDC Morgan Tsvangirai anunciase su decisión de no participar en la vuelta de las elecciones presidenciales del 27 de junio. [English] read full story / add a comment
southern africa / repression / prisoners / press release Wednesday July 09, 2008 20:37 by Jonathan   text 2 comments (last - monday july 14, 2008 22:08)
The Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front wishes to express its heartfelt solidarity with Mr Jerome Daniels and Mr Riedwaan Isaacs - two Delft Anti-Eviction Campaign members who, on Wednesday 2nd July, were sentenced to 12 months in prison for their political and social activism. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / anarchist movement / interview Monday July 07, 2008 03:39 by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front
A member of the ZACF poses the same set of questions to two activists from Zimbabwe. The first interviewee, Biko Mutsaurwa, is an anarcho-communist from the Uhuru Network and facilitator for the Toyi Toyi Artz Kollektive in Harare.
The second interviewee is Comrade Fatso, AKA Samm Farai Monro, a cultural activist and artistic facilitator for Magamba! The Cultural Activist Network. The interviews were conducted in Johannesburg on 21st of June, 2008 - the day before MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai announced his decision to not participate in the June 27 presidential election run-off. [Castellano] read full story / add a comment
southern africa / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Tuesday June 24, 2008 18:14 by Uhuru Network
A libertarian perspective on the elections in Zimbabwe, first published on April 14, 2008. It is thus a little bit dated and does not take into account the run-offs, the MDC's recent pull-out and where this leaves the Zimbabwean people. read full story / add a comment
Νότια Αφρική (Περιφέρεια) / Φύλο / Ανακοίνωση Τύπου Saturday June 14, 2008 20:33 by ZACF Gender Working Group
Greek translation of «Statement of solidarity with South African LGBTI community» by ZACF Gender Working Group read full story / add a comment
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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]

textWSA Statement on Marikana Massacre 16:24 Sat 25 Aug by Workers Solidarity Alliance 0 comments

We, members of the Workers Solidarity Alliance, send our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the murdered miners in South Africa.

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imageLesson of the 1976 Uprising for the African Working Class Jun 15 by Red and Black Action 0 comments

Revolutionaries should commemorate the 1976 uprising in South Africa, struggle, but also learn from its failings -- including the limitations of the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) of the time ... as did Selby Semela, leading Soweto student militant, later a libertarian communist.

imageSouth Africa: Activists Demand End to Misappropriation of Funds and Wasteful Expenditure Jan 09 by Mzee 0 comments

Once we stop thinking as individuals and start thinking as a working class group, change will become possible.

Our country’s conditions have gotten worse and worse in many ways. There is corruption, inequality and limited freedom for the masses. Someone has to stand up and say “Enough is enough! We need better education, more jobs and people-driven development plans.”

We are calling for change now!

imageThe Struggle at Kwa-Masisa Hostel in Sebokeng Jan 04 by Siyabulela Hulu 0 comments

In September 2002, residents of Kwa-Masisa Hostel in Sebokeng faced evictions by the so-called new and private owners. They resisted and won. But since then, the hostel has been abandoned to its fate. Today the struggle for secure tenure, decent conditions and control continues.

imageMandela e a lição para o Brasil Dec 15 by Bruno Lima Rocha 0 comments

Ao superar o Apartheid, necessariamente o símbolo do território tinha de refletir a nova unidade pluriétnica

imageÁfrica do Sul: Está na Hora da Classe Trabalhadora e dos Pobres Despertarem Dec 13 by Lucien van der Walt 0 comments

O nosso país está numa confusão. A fome, a pobreza, a exploração e a injustiça espreitam.

A classe trabalhadora e os pobres deparam, a cada passo, com os muros altos da injustiça, as cadeias do desemprego e as balas e os cassetetes da polícia.

Os conflitos agitam o país e as esperanças que brilhavam em 1994 estão a desaparecer, envelhecidas, enferrujando sob as águas da ganância, da opressão e da desigualdade; essas esperanças são como um sonho que desaparece quando se desperta para uma realidade sombria.

A questão nacional, as nossas profundas divisões de raça e nacionalidade, continuam sem solução: os políticos, pretos e brancos, pioram ainda a situação com o objectivo de obterem votos.

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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.

imageCai a máscara do ANC! Trabalhadores assassinados! Sep 05 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.

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