[VIDEO] Lucien van der Walt, 2019, “Should the Anti-Capitalists Contest Elections?,” debate at Khayelitsha, Cape Town

Lucien van der Walt, 2019, "Should the Anti-Capitalists Contest Elections?," International Labour Research and Information Group (ILRIG)/ Workers World Media Productions (WWMP) Public Forum & debate, Isivivana Centre, Khayelitsha, Cape Town,  25 April. Complete AUDIO HERE (offsite).VIDEO of main talk below.

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[VIDEO] Lucien van der Walt, 2018, “Beyond Decent Work: Fighting for Unions and Equality in Africa”

Beyond Decent Work: Fighting for Unions and Equality in Africa Key note speech by Prof. Lucien van der Walt, Rhodes University during the "Strategy Conference on Trade Union Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa 2018" Hosted by FES Trade Union Competence Centre Sub-Saharan Africa - TUCC and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Tanzania. A copy of the paper can be found … Continue reading [VIDEO] Lucien van der Walt, 2018, “Beyond Decent Work: Fighting for Unions and Equality in Africa”

Lucien van der Walt, “Anarquismo Global e Sindicalismo de Intenção Revolucionária: Teoria, História e Resistência”

An English version is HERE. ucien van der Walt, “Anarquismo Global e Sindicalismo de Intenção Revolucionária: teoria, história e resistência” A análise a seguir é uma transcrição, levemente editada, de uma palestra proferida pelo autor em 2 de novembro de 2010 no Espaço Ay Carmela, localizado na Rua das Carmelitas, em São Paulo. Este artigo … Continue reading Lucien van der Walt, “Anarquismo Global e Sindicalismo de Intenção Revolucionária: Teoria, História e Resistência”

[TALK] Lucien van der Walt, 2019, “Renewing and Reforming Labor: The Case for Anarcho-Syndicalism”

Lucien van der Walt, 2019, "Renewing and Reforming Labor: The Case for Anarcho-Syndicalism," ASR/ Anarcho-syndicalist Review, number 75, pp. 10-15 PDF online HERE.   Full text below Thanks very much for having me on the panel **, along with comrades Hilary Wainwright, who has been a key figure in the British feminist and socialist movement, editor of … Continue reading [TALK] Lucien van der Walt, 2019, “Renewing and Reforming Labor: The Case for Anarcho-Syndicalism”

[TALK] Lucien van der Walt, 2019, “Anarchism’s Relevance to Black and Working Class Strategy: Dispelling Ten Myths”

Lucien van der Walt, 2019, “Anarchism’s Relevance to Black and Working Class Strategy: Dispelling Ten Myths,” ASR/ Anarcho-Syndicalist Review, number 76, pp. 30-34. PDF online HERE.   Full text below. *The following is from an October 2005 presentation at a Red and Black Forum, Phambili Motsoaledi Centre, Motsoaledi, Soweto. Anarchism and syndicalism have been major forces internationally in … Continue reading [TALK] Lucien van der Walt, 2019, “Anarchism’s Relevance to Black and Working Class Strategy: Dispelling Ten Myths”

Lucien van der Walt, 2019, “Rebuilding the Workers’ Movement for Counter-Power, Justice and Self-Management: A Contribution to the Debate”

Lucien van der Walt, 2019, "Rebuilding The Workers’ Movement For Counter-Power, Justice And Self-Management: A Contribution To The Debate" (Amandla!, Number 63, Pp. 24-25 ) PDF online HERE.   Full text below. THE ROBUST EXCHANGE BETWEEN comrades Ronald Wesso and Mametlwe Sebei, in the pages of recent issues of Amandla!, over the South African Federation of … Continue reading Lucien van der Walt, 2019, “Rebuilding the Workers’ Movement for Counter-Power, Justice and Self-Management: A Contribution to the Debate”

Lucien van der Walt, 1993, “The Fire Next Time: Lessons of the Los Angeles (LA) Uprising”

This was an introduction written for a pamphlet called No Justice, No Peace: An Eyewitness Account of the Los Angeles Riots, which was reprinted in two South African editions, one from Backstreet Abortions distro, one from ARM, both based in Johannesburg. Some bits hold up well. THE FIRE NEXT TIME: LESSONS OF THE LOS ANGELES … Continue reading Lucien van der Walt, 1993, “The Fire Next Time: Lessons of the Los Angeles (LA) Uprising”

[PRESS]: on crises, 2011, in “Fired mineworkers in a hole”

https://mg.co.za/article/2011-12-09-fired-mineworkers-in-a-hole/ Kwanele Sosibo, 09 Dec 2011, "Fired mineworkers in a hole," Mail and Guardian Mothusi Setlhako has not been underground since November 2009. But, two years later, he still hovers around the Aquarius Kroondal mine’s parched, dusty surrounds in Rustenburg like a restless ghost. Ever since his dismissal, with about 4 000 of his colleagues, for … Continue reading [PRESS]: on crises, 2011, in “Fired mineworkers in a hole”

[PRESS]: On unions, in 2019, “Vavi Happier to be Outside the ANC Alliance Now”

https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/protests/2082886/vavi-happier-to-be-outside-the-anc-alliance-now/ Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni, 14.2.2019, "Vavi happier to be outside the ANC alliance now," The Citizen He wants people to understand, though, that trade union fragmentation does not ‘serve the agenda of the workers’. Is it indeed colder outside the ANC tripartite alliance? South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) boss Zwelinzima Vavi says recent events, such as … Continue reading [PRESS]: On unions, in 2019, “Vavi Happier to be Outside the ANC Alliance Now”

Lucien van der Walt, 2011, “The Crisis Hits Home: Strategic Unionism, Anarcho-syndicalism and Rebellion,” Zabalaza Books

Lucien van der Walt, 2011, The Crisis Hits Home: Strategic Unionism, Anarcho-syndicalism and Rebellion, Zabalaza Books, Durban/ Johannesburg. Get the PDF here This is basically a pamphlet reprint of Lucien van der Walt, 2011, "COSATU's Response to the Crisis: An Anarcho-Syndicalist Assessment and Alternative," ASR/ Anarcho-syndicalist Review, number 56, pp. 11-13: HERE. In Italian HERE.

Lucien van der Walt, 2002, “The IWW,  Revolutionary Syndicalism & Working Class Struggle in South Africa, 1910-1921”

Lucien van der Walt, 2002, The IWW,  Revolutionary Syndicalism and Working Class Struggle in South Africa, 1910-1921, Zabalaza Books, Durban/ Johannesburg. Get the PDF here 

Lucien van der Walt, 1994, “Chimurenga! The Lessons of the Zimbabwe Liberation War”

Lucien van der Walt, 1994, “Chimurenga! The Lessons of the Zimbabwe Liberation War,” Unrest, number 1, pp. 16-17, 23.   THE VICTORY OF a seemingly militant ZANU (Zimbabwe African National Union) in Zimbabwe’s 1980 independence elections, following a long guerrilla war (the “Chimurenga“) against White colonialism, was greeted with jubilation. Today [i.e. 1994], the hopes raised … Continue reading Lucien van der Walt, 1994, “Chimurenga! The Lessons of the Zimbabwe Liberation War”

Lucien van der Walt, 2004, “On Bakunin: Introduction to the South African Edition,” to “Basic Bakunin” (Zabalaza Books)

Lucien van der Walt, 2004, "On Bakunin: Introduction to the South African Edition," in Basic Bakunin (South African edition), Zabalaza Books, Durban/ Johannesburg, no page numbers.  (Basic Bakunin, first published in the UK around 1993, can be read here). ON BAKUNIN: INTRODUCTION TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN EDITION (2004) Lucien van der Walt This pamphlet provides an … Continue reading Lucien van der Walt, 2004, “On Bakunin: Introduction to the South African Edition,” to “Basic Bakunin” (Zabalaza Books)

Lucien van der Walt, 2003,”Introduction” to new edition of Bonnano, “Anarcism and the National Liberation Struggle”

Lucien van der Walt, 2003, "Introduction to the Second Edition," in A.M. Bonanno, Anarchism and the National Liberation Struggle (South African edition), Zabalaza Books, Durban/ Johannesburg, pp. XXX.  Introduction to the Second South African Edition (2003) by Lucien van der Walt The ongoing struggle in Palestine is only the most obvious of a number of … Continue reading Lucien van der Walt, 2003,”Introduction” to new edition of Bonnano, “Anarcism and the National Liberation Struggle”