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Issue #1 of the Newsletter of the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective
southern africa | anarchist movement | link to pdf Friday June 07, 2013 00:30 by Tokologo African Anarchist Collective - TAAC
Download Issue #1of Tokologo
The first issue of Tokologo, the newsletter of the South Africa-based Tokologo African Anarchist Collective is now available for download in PDF.
At the link below you can download the PDF of the first issue of Tokologo, produced by the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective.
Why do we publish this? We publish it because our country is crying out for an alternative. And that alternative is anarchism, which stands for a free and democratic society, run from the grassroots, in communities and workplaces, and based on equality and freedom. In such a society, wealth like land and factories would be collectively owned; production would be directed to meeting basic needs and ensuring environmental sustainability. In such a society, everyone would have a say in all matters that affect them; poverty and deprivation would be abolished; hatred and competition would be replaced by cooperation and mutual aid by all peoples.
Corruption, exploitation, police brutality, poverty, and unemployment wreak havoc on township communities, on families, on youth. Desperation provides grounds for hatred, by race, by nationality, by sex. The dreams of freedom of the1980s and 1990s have evaporated. Politicians make promises that they do not keep. Workers are killed when they demand higher wages. While Marikana comrades bury their dead, the super-rich spend millions on weddings and parties ... The black working class, in particular, finds itself held by the chains of capitalists and politicians, and weighed down by the national oppression of the apartheid past. But all working class and poor people, of whatever race, find themselves in chains.
The solution is to fight for something better, a new society. This means organising our working class movements to fight for a new society, And it means freeing our minds of confusion, by educating ourselves with the truth about what is wrong, and the truth about how to make things right.
Tokologo aims to contribute to this project. If you agree with what we say, or want to know more, or want a workshop, why not contact us: 072 399-0912