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southern africa / miscellaneous / opinion / analysis Monday May 10, 2010 00:18 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
southern africa / the left / anarchist communist event Friday April 30, 2010 16:45 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
southern africa / migration / racism / press release Wednesday April 28, 2010 05:57 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
Prickly present - and past
southern africa / miscellaneous / feature Sunday April 18, 2010 15:56 by Michael Schmidt   text 5 comments (last - tuesday february 09, 2016 23:29)   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
southern africa / anarchist movement / anarchist communist event Monday March 08, 2010 18:42 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
southern africa / anarchist movement / anarchist communist event Friday February 26, 2010 17:31 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
africa meridionale / vari / opinione / analisi Thursday January 28, 2010 19:23 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
Νότια Αφρική (Περιφέρεια) / Διάφορα / Ανακοίνωση Τύπου Thursday January 28, 2010 17:35 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
région sud de l'afrique / divers / opinion / analyse Thursday January 28, 2010 09:01 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 22:13 by Zabalaza   text 2 comments (last - thursday january 28, 2010 12:27)   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
Καταδικάζουμε την πρόσφατη μονομερή απόφαση της διεύθυνσης του Πανεπιστημίου Wits να μη δέχεται από εδώ και πέρα την παροχή ιατρικής περίθαλψης (την Swazi Med), για τους φοιτητές από τη Ζουαζιλάνδη για το τρέχον ακαδημαϊκό έτος. Αυτή είναι μια άδικη κίνηση από πλευράς του Πανεπιστημίου και, μάλιστα, τόσο κοντά στην περίοδο των εγγραφών. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / education / press release Saturday January 16, 2010 21:24 by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front
We condemn the recent unilateral decision by Wits management to no longer accept many Swazi students’ medical aid provider, Swazi Med, for the current academic year. This is an unfair move by the university so close to the registration period. It means an additional burden on students from one of the poorest and most authoritarian states in the world, many of whom come from poor backgrounds and study in South Africa not out of choice but necessity.

International students have to pay their full fees and medical aid for the whole year prior to registration which makes it nearly impossible for poor and working class students to enrol. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / anarchist communist event Monday November 30, 2009 15:23 by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
On the 26th of September this year a gang of heavily armed men launched an attack on the shack-dwellers movement, Abahlali BaseMjondolo, and organisers of the Kennedy Road Development Committee in the Kennedy Road settlement outside Durban. Members of the community spontaneously organised themselves in self-defence, and two people were killed in the clash. Thousands have been forced out of the township. After police stepped in to stop the self defence, the attackers systematically demolished the homes of AbM and KRDC members – with the police and local ANC leaders present! The political rivalry in KwaZulu Natal has exploited ethnic sentiment and tensions that emerged during the Jacob Zuma election campaign. There is a good case to suggest that African National Congress (ANC) in and around Kennedy Road is using ethnicity to mobilise local residents against popular social movements such as Abahlali.. The Kennedy Road attackers shouted slogans such as "The AmaMpondo are taking over Kennedy. Kennedy is for the AmaZulu." 13 people – all associated with Abahlali, and all Xhosa – have been arrested in connection with the murders, even though they were not the perpetrators of the attack, but its victims. They are facing false murder charges and have been held for two months without bail in the notorious Westville prison. Recently, a similar situation has arisen in Pemary Ridge, another settlement in the area, where key activists continue to receive death threats and remain in hiding after a police attack.
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áfrica austral / movimento anarquista / news report Saturday November 21, 2009 01:53 by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
Breves das atividades de 2009 da Frente Anarquista Comunista Zabalaza [A seguir notas breves das últimas atividades, de janeiro a outubro de 2009, da Frente Anarquista Comunista Zabalaza (ZACF), uma organização anarquista africana.]
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southern africa / education / anarchist communist event Friday November 20, 2009 16:30 by Jon   text 5 comments (last - friday november 27, 2009 22:18)   image 1 image
This Saturday, at the invitation of some anarchist militants from the Landless People's Movement (LPM) the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) will be facilitating a Red and Black Forum (popular education workshop) on the ideas and practice of anarchist communism. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / the left / link to audio Friday November 13, 2009 19:35 by andrew   image 1 image   audio 2 audio files
At the end of October a visiting speaker from the South Africa ZACF was hosted by the WSM in Dublin and Cork. The audio of the Dublin talk will be found below. The opening section of the talk looks at the very recent repression of the shack dwellers movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo at the Kennedy road informal settlement. Several people were killed and over 1000 displaced when an ANC led gang targetted the settlement and a meeting that was in progess there. read full story / add a comment
southern africa / community struggles / link to audio Wednesday November 11, 2009 15:23 by Society is a Prison   audio 1 audio file
Audio interview with Richard Pithouse, a professor at Rhodes University and part of Abahlali baseMjondolo (the Shackdweller's Movement), and Jonathan from the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front about the spate of housing and so-called service delivery protests in South Africa earlier this year. read full story / add a comment
zuidelijk afrika / anarchistische beweging / news report Saturday October 31, 2009 00:25 by Jon   image 1 image
Ongeveer 120 mensen, van anarchistische militanten en vakbondsleden tot studenten en professoren kwamen op woensdag 7 oktober 2009 samen aan de Wits Universiteit in Johannesburg, voor de lancering van "Black Flame: The revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism", de eerste van een tweedelige serie over anarchistische geschiedenis en theorie door Lucien van der Walt en Michael Schmidt. De kamer werd zo snel gevuld dat laatkomers plek op de trappen moesten zoeken - een van de grootste lanceringen aan de universiteit in jaren. [English] read full story / add a comment
southern africa / anarchist movement / news report Thursday October 29, 2009 23:32 by Cathal   image 2 images
October 26th the Cork branch of the Worker’s Solidarity Movement hosted a talk by South African anarchist and ZABALAZA Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) member, Jonathan. The ZACF is an organisation of anarchist individuals from South Africa who identify with the communist tradition within Anarchism. The front is organised around the principles of theoretical and tactical unity, collective responsibility and federalism. Their activities include study and theoretical development, anarchist agitation and propaganda, and participation within the class struggle. read full story / add a comment
Authors' presentation
southern africa / anarchist movement / news report Tuesday October 13, 2009 20:58 by Jon   image 3 images
Around 120 people, from seasoned anarchist militants and trade unionists to students and professors came together at Wits University in Johannesburg on Wednesday 7 October 2009 for the launch of “Black Flame: The revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism”, the first of a two volume series on anarchist history and theory by Lucien van der Walt and Michael Schmidt. The room was filled up so fast and so quickly that latecomers had to find space on the stairs - one of the biggest launches at the university in years. [Nederlands] read full story / add a comment
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