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South Africa: Capitalism, Anti-Capitalism and Popular Organisation Part 1 & 2 [Booklets]

In South Africa over the last few years we have seen many struggles within workplaces and communities. A feature of these struggles, however, has been the difficulty in maintaining and building organisations that are long-lasting and that are also inclusive and participatory. In these struggles, new layers of activists have emerged.

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#SouthAfrica: Fourteen women have gone missing in #uMthwalume since April – Six of them have been found raped and murdered in the sugarcane fields

South Africa. September 1. 2020. Statement of Abahlali baseMjondolo Women’s League about 14 women who have gone missing in uMthwalume since April.

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Economic Policy from Below: an Anarchist Critique of the #COSATU Unions’ “Radical Reform” Project

South Africa. Centred on the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), and within it, key unions like the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), the unions developed an ideological and strategic orientation described by scholars (e.g. Eddie Webster and Glenn Adler, 2000) as “radical reform” or “structural reform.” The thinking of the main unions in South Africa remains, to this day, profoundly shaped by the “radical reform” (RR) model.

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Uprising in #Johannesburg, #SouthAfrica After Police Murder of Nathaniel Julius

Johannesburg. South Africa. Following the murder of Nathaniel Julius, a teenager with Down’s syndrome, by police, militants burned tires, erected barricades, threw stones at police and damaged a police station in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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#Durban, #eThekwini: Violent, Criminal Attack in the eKhenana Occupation

South Africa. Today, at 10:00 am, the eThekwini Municipality launched a violent, criminal attack on the eKhenana Occupation in Cato Manor.

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#Abahlali: Minister Sisulu is Playing Dirty Politics with our Lives & Dignity

#SouthAfrica: Statement by Abahlali baseMjondolo on the eviction of #BulelaniQolani in #eThembeni.

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Democratic Confederalism and Movement Building in South Africa

The ongoing capitalist crisis, and the impacts of COVID19, have made it clear that the capitalist and state system we live under is neither efficient nor just. Inequality has hit record levels and a small elite has more wealth than ever, while the very basics – such as a decent healthcare, water, housing, sanitation, food and electricity – cannot be effectively financed, run nor delivered. Politicians in every state abuse their power too and corruption is rife, only its severity varies. Parliamentary democracy is largely hollow with a majority of people having no real political power. The oppression of women and people of colour continues unabated and imperialism deepens everyday. Due to the ever-expanding nature of capitalism the ecology is on the verge of collapse. It is clear a movement for change and an alternative to capitalism and the state system is needed.

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South Africa June 16, 1976 uprising: Today we mourn

South Africa. Today the Abahlali baseMjondolo Youth are mourning all the comrades who lost their lives in the struggle against oppression.

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South Africa: The Politic of Blood Must be Stopped

South Africa. June 3, 2020. If you are poor and black your life does not count to this society. It is often the state that will come to you with a gun. Your home can be destroyed, you can be assaulted, tortured and killed with impunity. This is the experience of impoverished people across South Africa. Our dignity is continuously vandalised by the state. Some people, like migrants and sex workers, are at even greater risk.

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