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This year  marks the 30th anniversary of the 1976 Soweto uprising in South Africa, which marked the start of the fall of apartheid, and inspired activists worldwide. African working youth played a leading role, and their sacrifices showed us that ordinary people can make a difference to the injustices of our world. Revolutionaries should commemorate this struggle, but also learn from its failings.
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brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / movimento anarquista Saturday June 16, 2012 - 02:36 by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front 1 image
Mensagem da ZACF ao I CONCAB ... read full story / add a comment
sydlige afrika / miscellaneous Saturday July 03, 2010 - 04:57 by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front 1 image
VM 2010 må afsløres som det fuldkomne humbug, det er. Den sydafrikanske anarkistføderation Zabalaza fordømmer kraftigt den sydafrikanske regerings frækhed og hykleri, når de præsenterer verdensmesterskabet som en enestående mulighed for løfte det sydafrikanske folk og resten af kontinentet, økonomisk og socialt.
Det er helt klart, at ”muligheden” er og bliver en mulighed for nye indtjeninger til den globale og hjemlige kapital og den sydafrikanske herskerklasse. Faktisk er der, om noget, større sandsynlighed for, at mesterskaberne har skadelige konsekvenser for Sydafrikas fattige og for arbejderklassen – hvilket vi allerede har set eksempler på.
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southern africa / miscellaneous Monday May 10, 2010 - 00:18 by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front 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
africa meridionale / vari Thursday January 28, 2010 - 19:23 by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front 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
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 Tuesday January 26, 2010 - 22:13 by Zabalaza 2 comments (last - thursday january 28, 2010 - 12:27) 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
Il testo che segue contiene un'analisi presentata da un esponente del Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) al 'Seminario sui risultati elettorali del 2009' organizzato dal Khanya College a Johannesburg, domenica 10 maggio 2009. Il tema del seminario era "Qual'è il significato delle elezioni del 2009 per la classe lavoratrice in Sud Africa?". [English] ... read full story / add a comment
On Thursday 12 February 2009 members of the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front participated in a protest-march held in Johannesburg as part of the Coalition Against Water Privatisation's Women and Water Campaign. The protest went from Library Gardens in central Johannesburg, a historic meeting point for protests in the city, to Mayor Amos Masondo's office in Braamfontein, near Constitution Hill. The march was to demand that Masondo withdraw his appeal of the pro-poor Johannesburg High Court ruling of Judge Tsoka, which ruled that the forced installation of pre-paid water meters and the prepayment water system is unlawful and unconstitutional, and that City of Johannesburg and Johannesburg Water provide residents of poor townships with 50 litres of free water per person per day. ... read full story / add a comment
uluslararası / workplace struggles Friday September 26, 2008 - 04:52 by Zabalaza Anarşist-Komünist Federasyonu 1 image
Kara Kızıl Notlar dergisinin 4 nolu Aralık-Ocak-Şubat 2005/6 sayısında yayımlandı. Zabalaza Anarşist-Komünist Federasyonu (ZACF ya da ZabFed) Güney Afrika ve Swaziland’da faaliyet gösteren bir örgüttür. Sendikalara karşı Özgürlükçü Komünistlerin Örgütsel Platformu metninden esinlenen bir eleştiri geliştirmelerine rağmen anarko-sendikalizmin bazı yaklaşımlarını da korumuşlardır. Anarko-sendikalizm ile oldukça bütünleşmiş bir anarşist-komünist teoriyi savunuyorlar. ... read full story / add a comment
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
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
Νότια Αφρική (Περιφέρεια) / Αναρχικό κίνημα Wednesday February 27, 2008 - 18:53 by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front
Προγραμματικές θέσεις του Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (από τη Ν. Αφρική), όπως δημοσιεύονται στο ομώνυμο έντυπο της οργάνωσης. ... read full story / add a comment
Νότια Αφρική (Περιφέρεια) / Ιμπεριαλισμός / Πόλεμος Thursday January 11, 2007 - 10:39 by Michael Schmidt (Zabalaza)
Greek translation of Michael Schmidt’s «The new American imperialism in Africa». ... read full story / add a comment
The state is the instrument by which minority classes use to maintain their power and privileges. It can never be used to destroy them. What is surprising is that Marxists seem to forget this, urging us to vote for radicals at election time and get outraged when they defend the interests of the few rather than the many. ... read full story / add a comment
Usually masked - to prevent identification and as protection against the teargas used by the repressive forces - and dressed distinctively in the traditional anarchist colour of black, the so-called "black bloc" has provided anarchism with its greatest public profile since the mass protest movements of the late 1960s. But this is a class war and we need to be flexible in our tactics and change swiftly where needed in order to keep the enemy off balance. For now, it is time to drop the black bloc tactic, go unmasked in daylight, and blend in with the workers. Since they are prepared for the black bloc, we need new approaches that will catch them off-guard. ... read full story / add a comment
Ten years into our new bourgeois democracy and the ANC released a triumphalist analysis of its achievements entitled “Towards a 10-year Review”. But one has to go further back and look at the continental soil within which the roots of the “miracle” transition from racial class rule to deracialised class rule grew. Our analysis here is mainly extracted from an interview with the ZACF published by the 36-year-old British anarchist journal Black Flag. ... read full story / add a comment
Recent debates in the press around the issue of "Black Economic Empowerment," or BEE, bring key features of the post-apartheid dispensation into stark relief. They also show the limits of much of what is considered to be "progressive" or left-wing politics in South Africa. BEE is about creating an elite of Black capitalists, something that underlines the class agenda of the ANC. ... read full story / add a comment