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southern africa / indigenous struggles / non-anarchist press Friday September 03, 2010 - 09:17 by Mike Marqusee   image 1 image
Mike Marqusee has just returned from a visit with trade unionists and democracy activists in Swaziland. This article will appear in The Hindu Sunday Magazine on 29 August. Swaziland is a small country with a big problem. The 1.3 million inhabitants of the land-locked southern African kingdom live under the thumb of one of the world’s last absolute monarchies, a venal and repressive regime whose plunder of the country is systematic and comprehensive. ... read full story / add a comment
Demonstrators burned barricades and tyres during protests over soaring prices in Maputo [Reuters]
southern africa / economy / non-anarchist press Thursday September 02, 2010 - 22:09 by Al Jazeera   image 1 image
At least six people have been shot dead in Mozambique's capital during clashes between police and demonstrators protesting against rising food and fuel prices. Police opened fire on protesters throwing stones and setting fire to tyres and barriers, but it was not immediately clear whether their bullets were responsible for the deaths. According to the AFP news agency, one boy was shot in the head and left dead in the street, while a police spokesman told Reuters two children were killed in the violence. Red Cross rescue teams in the impoverished southern African country said demonstrators were killed during separate protests in Maputo on Wednesday. "We have had 42 cases at the hospital. Twenty-three were wounded by gunshots. Two are being operated on at the moment. Nineteen have wounds from physical attacks. One died," Antonio Assis da Costa, director of emergency services at the Red Cross, told AFP. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Saturday August 14, 2010 - 13:30 by Kerry Chance
This report gives a detailed timeline of the events on the day and night of the attack on Abahlali baseMjondolo. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / the left / other libertarian press Sunday August 08, 2010 - 01:11 by Zodwa Nsibande, S'bu Zikode
S'bu Zikode, chairperson of Abahlali baseMjondolo, and Zodwa Nsibande, secretary of the organisation's Youth League, on the authoritarian left, the world cup, delivery and more. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / repression / prisoners / non-anarchist press Thursday July 15, 2010 - 03:44 by Abahlali baseMjondolo
The political interference around this case continued in the lead up to the start of the trial today. The prisoners were not brought to court and the state witnesses were not summoned to appear in court making it impossible for the trial to begin.

Neither the Investigating Officer nor the prosecutor could explain why the prisoners were not brought to the court or why the state witnesses had not been summoned to appear in court. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / economy / non-anarchist press Tuesday July 13, 2010 - 03:21 by John S. Saul
I first knew Mozambique through close contact in Dar es Salaam with FRELIMO in the early and difficult years – the 1960s and the first-half of 1970s – of its armed liberation struggle. Then Mozambique was seeking both to unite itself and to find political and military purchase against an intransigent and arrogant Portuguese colonialism. And FRELIMO – under the leadership of, first, Eduardo Mondlane (to be assassinated by the Portuguese) and, after him, of Samora Machel – did indeed manage, by 1975, to lead the country to victory. Along the way, FRELIMO succeeded in liberating zones in Mozambique adjacent to its rear bases in Tanzania and Zambia where it built a new social infrastructure of agricultural coops, schools and health services. Equally important, it forged an impressive corps of politically conscious and disciplined leadership cadres (see Cabaço, 2001 and 2009). ... read full story / add a comment
africa meridionale / economia / stampa non anarchica Monday June 21, 2010 - 17:21 by Dale T. McKinley
Corre un bel rischio chi volesse tentare un approccio critico, pubblico e non apologetico, dei Mondiali di Calcio, proprio mentre nel nostro paese siamo al culmine della frenesia collettiva per le aspettative di buoni risultati, nutrite da un buon sentimento nazionale e da una diffusa eccitazione. Ma è un rischio che bisogna proprio assumersi poichè, indipendentenente al contesto, è sempre necessario distinguere il mito dalla realtà. Nel caso del "più grande spettacolo del mondo", dando pure per scontati sia la bellezza che il divertimento insiti nel gioco del calcio, la fabbricazione del mito ha creato una situazione di ebbrezza, un sorta di forte e veloce euforia che oscura la realtà, a cui seguirà una rapida caduta depressiva nel ritorno alla realtà. [English] ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / economy / non-anarchist press Friday June 18, 2010 - 02:48 by Dale T. McKinley
Offering an unapologetic public critique of the FIFA Soccer World Cup at the height of the collective frenzy of positive expectation, feel-good nationalism and general public excitement that now exists in our country is a risky thing to do. But it is a risk that needs to be taken precisely because, no matter what the context, myths always need to be separated from realities. In the case of the ‘greatest show on earth’, leaving aside the very real beauty and enjoyment of the game of soccer, the myth-making has created a situation akin to inhaling tik – a short-lived high/euphoria that obscures all reality, followed by a rapid, depressing ‘come down’ back to that reality. ... read full story / add a comment
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africa meridionale / cultura / stampa non anarchica Thursday June 17, 2010 - 18:09 by Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign   image 1 image
All’ombra delle montagne, 36 squadre provenienti da 40 differenti quartieri si sono date appuntamento ieri per giocare al gioco che amano di più: il CALCIO. Il 13 giugno 2010, si sono giocati alla grande i primi mondiali di calcio dei poveri sul campo di Avendole, vicino alla stadio di Athlone a Città del Capo. Di primo mattino, i primi pulmini con le squadre di calcio sono giunti da tutta Città del Capo per disputare il loro primo mondiale dei poveri. Erano tutti entusiasti e l’atmosfera era quella giusta, nonostante le pessime previsioni del tempo. [English] ... read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / culture / non-anarchist press Tuesday June 15, 2010 - 21:55 by Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign   image 1 image
At the shadow side of the mountain, 36 teams from 40 different communities came together yesterday to play the one thing they like the most: SOCCER!
On the 13th of June 2010, the Poor People’s World Cup successfully kicked-off their first day of matches at the Avendale soccer fields, next to Athlone stadium in Cape Town. Early in the morning, the first minibuses with soccer teams arrived from all over Cape Town to play their first games in this Poor People’s tournament. Everybody was excited and the atmosphere was amazing, considering the bad weather forecasts. [Italiano] ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday June 10, 2010 - 19:22 by Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape
Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape, 21 days ago launched it’s campaign ‘the right to the city campaign’ today the world and South Africans are counting few days before the kick off of the 2010 FiFa World cup, also Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape is counting few hours before kick starting it’s campaign. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / repression / prisoners / non-anarchist press Wednesday June 09, 2010 - 19:32 by Landless People's Movement
All of the Protea South Five, arrested after the electricity war in Protea South, Soweto, have been released on the grounds that 'there is no evidence against them'.

In eTwatwa, Ekurhuleni, seven of the twelve people that were finally arrested have been released with all charges dropped. The other five have been released on bail but still have charges pending. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Wednesday June 09, 2010 - 19:27 by Lifu Nhlapo
Jacob Zuma visited Balfour about two weeks ago, for the second time, where there were some of the most militant service delivery protest last year in July 2009 and even this year. The first time when he was in Balfour, he said he was there to investigate for himself what is happening. This time around, when he was there he said he is there also to investigate. So, for how long will Jacob Zuma be investigating rather than taking an action? It makes me wonder whether he was not trying to cool the people of Balfour and others that he visited so that service delivery protests don’t erupt. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / repression / prisoners / non-anarchist press Friday June 04, 2010 - 22:30 by Landless People’s Movement
Last night, Thursday 3 June, the police went from door to door with an informer in the shacks of Protea South, Soweto. They arrested five members of the Landless People’s Movement (LPM). Three of the people that they arrested are children of Maureen Mnisi, chairperson of the LPM in Gauteng. The other two are her neighbours. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday June 03, 2010 - 19:23 by Toussaint Losier
Toussaint Losier, a student at the University of Chicago who has spent long periods immersed in South Africa's radical movements, reports on the repression faced by Abahlali baseMjondolo as the World Cup looms. ... read full story / add a comment
África austral / community struggles / non-anarchist press Wednesday June 02, 2010 - 21:28 by Toussaint Losier
El mayor movimiento social del país, Abahlali baseMjondolo, ha encabezado un gran número de acciones. Gracias a él, algunos de los ciudadanos más pobres han construido una organización democrática y sin partido.

El presente reportaje es una versión actualizada del reportaje en inglés publicado en la revista Left Turn. ... read full story / add a comment
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southern africa / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Tuesday June 01, 2010 - 20:17 by Coalition for a Free Palestine   image 1 image
At 04:30 on Monday, 31 May 2010, in international waters, Israeli navy commandos invaded an international humanitarian aid boat, the Mavi Marmara, which was part of an aid flotilla travelling to the Gaza Strip. The troops fired on unarmed civilians, killing at least 19 aid workers and injuring dozens more. A range of South African civil society organizations have expressed outrage at this latest Israeli attack, which yet again reflects Israel’s arrogant and flagrant disregard for international law and human rights.

We call on all South Africans to spare even a few moments to join the solidarity vigil outside the Department’s offices in Pretoria. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Monday May 31, 2010 - 13:43 by Landless People's Movement eTwatwa
Early on the morning of Sunday 30th May the shacks of two members of the Landless People's Movement (LPM) Executive Committee in eTwatwa, Ekurhuleni, were burnt down. The previous day the police attacked the LPM, killing one person and seriously injuring another ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / non-anarchist press Sunday May 30, 2010 - 15:11 by Landless People’s Movement
An LPM activist has been killed by the police after a march on a local councillor. ... read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / other libertarian press Wednesday May 26, 2010 - 17:42 by Richard Pithouse
Last week Jacob Zuma visited the Sweetwaters shack settlement near Orange Farm in Johannesburg. He informed the nation that his shock at seeing human beings living like pigs had almost reduced him to tears. He also visited the Siyathemba settlement in Balfour where he, like a typical bullying ward councillor, berated angry residents for asking the questions that mattered. ... read full story / add a comment
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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.

marikan.jpg imageAfrique du Sud: Sommet d’oppression politique après le massacre des mineurs 23:16 Sat 15 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 ... 19:06 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! 14:40 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! 15:59 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]

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imageBernard Sigamoney, Durban Indian revolutionary syndicalist Dec 12 by Lucien van der Walt 0 comments

A global movement, the anarchist and syndicalist tradition has influenced people from all walks of life. A notable figure was Bernard L.E. Sigamoney, born in 1888. The grandson of indentured Indian labourers, who arrived in South Africa in the 1870s, he became a school teacher with a working class outlook.

imageOur History of Struggle: the 1980s “Workerist-Populist” Debate Revisited Dec 09 by Warren McGregor 0 comments

Today the terms “populism” and “workerism” are widely thrown about in South African political circles. Often, these terms and others (“syndicalism,” “ultra-left,” “counter-revolutionary,” “anti-majoritarian” …) have no meaning: they are just labels used to silence critics. SA Communist Party (SACP) leaders do this often. But in the 1980s, “populism” and “workerism” referred to two rival positions battling for the soul of the militant unions.

These debates, thirty years on, remain very relevant: let us revisit them, and learn. Today’s radical National Union of Metalworkers of SA (NUMSA) was part of the “workerist” camp, while its key rival, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) was identified with “populism.” The early battles over the direction of the Congress of SA Trade Unions (COSATU) still echo today, although there is no longer a clear “workerist” camp.

imageThe 1976 Struggle and the Emancipation of the Future Dec 06 by Bongani Maponyane 0 comments

The massacre of South African school children in 1976 – for protesting for instruction in their native languages and for a proper curriculum – continues to be remembered and to influence us today. It showed the brutality of the apartheid state and it left scars still felt by people today.

The challenges faced by youth today are different to that experienced in 1976. This does not mean everything has changed. We need to look to history to learn about and not to repeat mistakes made. But we also look to history to provide us with inspiration. We need to revisit the spirit of the youth of 1976 and copy their courage – to overcome these issues facing our young people today. We need to be the change that we want to see.

imageTraitor to the Working Class Majority: Cyril Ramaphosa Dec 03 by Siyabulela Hulu-Hulu 0 comments

It is said we live in a democratic country; but, believe me it is for the chosen few. Current Deputy President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, was once widely considered a hero of the working class. Today he is a hypocrite and traitor to us, the majority.

imageWest Rand Municipal Workers Fight Wage Cuts Dec 01 by Mzee 0 comments

Workers in the Public Safety department of the West Rand District Municipality, Gauteng, are experiencing extremely stressful times. This is mainly due to management’s actions. There have been many cases of resignations and stress-related illnesses – and some workers have been affected badly enough to commit suicide.

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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.

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 15 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.

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