[PRESS]: Lucien van der Walt argues that rightist claims of “white genocide” in SA are”a lie”

From The Citizen, here White genocide is ‘a lie’, ‘threat simply doesn’t exist’  16 March 2018, by Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni Minority rights group AfriForum’s Ian Cameron cautions against the use of the term ‘white genocide’ as it can deligitimise a just cause. The notion of “white genocide” is a lie, white South African farmers are not … Continue reading [PRESS]: Lucien van der Walt argues that rightist claims of “white genocide” in SA are”a lie”

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[PRESS]: Lucien van der Walt “SA unlikely to be next Zimbabwe” but groundless panic hurts poor …

From The Citizen, here SA unlikely to be next Zimbabwe, expert says, advising calm 13 March 2018, by Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni Panic around land expropriation without compensation is likely to harm the interests of the poor. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is not in charge of land reform and a repeat of Zimbabwe’s land grab situation … Continue reading [PRESS]: Lucien van der Walt “SA unlikely to be next Zimbabwe” but groundless panic hurts poor …

[ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, Peter Cole, 2018, “The Other Revolutionaries: the IWW and the fight against racism in the USA, South Africa, India, and New Zealand”

Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE) blog, 29 March 2018, here The Other Revolutionaries: the IWW and the fight against racism in the USA, South Africa, India, and New Zealand By Lucien van der Walt and Peter Cole A new collection, published by Pluto Press Wobblies of the World: A Global History of the IWW, … Continue reading [ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, Peter Cole, 2018, “The Other Revolutionaries: the IWW and the fight against racism in the USA, South Africa, India, and New Zealand”

[VIDEO]: Lucien van der Walt (with Sian Byrne, Nicole Ulrich) on anti-nationalist, anti-capitalist South African “workerism” of FOSATU unions

Lucien van der Walt talks to paper with Sian Byrne and Nicole Ulrich on the radical anti-nationalist, anti-apartheid, workers' control-based "workerist" politics of the mass-based Federation of South African Trade Unions (FOSATU, 1979-1985), and its approach to the national question. The paper appears in Eddie Webster and Karin Pampallis (eds), 2017, The Unresolved National Question … Continue reading [VIDEO]: Lucien van der Walt (with Sian Byrne, Nicole Ulrich) on anti-nationalist, anti-capitalist South African “workerism” of FOSATU unions

[TRANSLATION]: Lucien van der Walt, “O istorie a anti-imperialismului anarhist”

A translation into Romanian, from the site of the Romanian group Ravna ("Anarcho-Syndicalist Initiative") based in Constanța city, Romania, from here. O istorie a anti-imperialismului anarhist – Lucien van der Walt 28 Decembrie 2012 · de RAVNA · în Istorie. https://iasromania.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/o-istorie-a-anti-imperialismului-anarhist-lucien-van-der-walt/ În cadrul mişcării anarhiste există o tradiţie îndelungată de luptă împotriva imperialismului. Ea începe … Continue reading [TRANSLATION]: Lucien van der Walt, “O istorie a anti-imperialismului anarhist”

[TALK] van der Walt ( with Byrne & Ulrich). “South African ‘Workerism’ in the 1980s: Learning from FOSATU’s Radical Unionism”

Lucien van der Walt, with Sian Byrne & Nicole Ulrich, 2017, "South African 'Workerism' in the 1980s: Learning from FOSATU's Radical Unionism," ASR/ Anarcho-syndicalist Review, numbers 71/72, pp. 28-32. This is a lightly edited transcript of a presentation at a workshop hosted by the International Labour Research & Information Group (ILRIG) and the Orange Farm … Continue reading [TALK] van der Walt ( with Byrne & Ulrich). “South African ‘Workerism’ in the 1980s: Learning from FOSATU’s Radical Unionism”

[3-DAY WORKSHOP with UPM]: 10-12/12/2017: “Women, Workers, Land Reform: What can we learn from the Russian Revolution?”

Co-designed and co-faciliated a three-day workshop with the Unemployed People's Movement in the Eastern Cape, with Leroy Maisiri and Ayanda Kota. The venue was Stone Cresecent at Grahamstown, dates were 10-12 December 2017, and the topic was "Women, Workers, Land Reform: What can we learn from the Russian Revolution?" Attended by 45 people.

[CHAPTER] Byrne, Ulrich, van der Walt, 2017, “FOSATU, South African ‘Workerism’, ‘Syndicalism’ and the Nation”

Sian Byrne, Nicole Ulrich, and Lucien van der Walt, 2017, "Red, Black and Gold: FOSATU, South African 'Workerism', 'Syndicalism' and the Nation," in Edward Webster and Karin Pampillas (eds.), The Unresolved National Question in South Africa: Left Thinking Under Apartheid, Johannesburg: Wits University Press. Get the PDF here The Federation of South African Trade Unions … Continue reading [CHAPTER] Byrne, Ulrich, van der Walt, 2017, “FOSATU, South African ‘Workerism’, ‘Syndicalism’ and the Nation”

[RADIO]: “Who Owns South Africa? Beyond White Monopoly Capital” (Lucien van der Walt)

Interview on Power FM's "Power Talk" show, 10 pm, 12 July 2017, with Iman Rapetti on "Who Owns South Africa?" We have heard the term ‘White Monopoly Capital’ in recent times, we would like to break down where the wealth is actually concentrated in South Africa. What is the role of the state elite? How … Continue reading [RADIO]: “Who Owns South Africa? Beyond White Monopoly Capital” (Lucien van der Walt)

[ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 1992, “The Violence: The State’s Bloody Hands,” ‘Revolt’

One of the first things I wrote, an undergrad student and activist at the (stormy) time. Lucien van der Walt, 1992, "The Violence: The State's Bloody Hands," Revolt, number 2. More people are dying in Apartheid’s fall than at its height. The cause of the violence is not “tribalism” but a destabilisation campaign by the … Continue reading [ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 1992, “The Violence: The State’s Bloody Hands,” ‘Revolt’

[ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 1992, “New World Order in Africa,” ‘Revolt’

One of the first things I wrote, an undergrad student and activist at the (stormy) time. Lucien van der Walt, 1992, "New World Order in Africa," Revolt, number 2. The New World Order is on our doorstep with the US imperialists setting themselves up in Botswana and Zambia. Washington, following the end of the Cold … Continue reading [ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 1992, “New World Order in Africa,” ‘Revolt’

[TRANSLATION]: Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Más allá del “capital monopolista blanco”: ¿Quién es dueño de Sudáfrica?”

Lucien van der Walt, 2016, "Más allá del “capital monopolista blanco”: ¿Quién es dueño de Sudáfrica?" Traducción: Enrique García, 09/10/2016, from here l debate sobre el “capital monopolista blanco” tiene algunos puntos ciegos ya que omite el papel del Estado en la propiedad y control de los medios de producción. El estado también controla los … Continue reading [TRANSLATION]: Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Más allá del “capital monopolista blanco”: ¿Quién es dueño de Sudáfrica?”

[ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 1996, “No to New Pass Laws: Solidarity with Immigrants”

Lucien van der Walt, 1996, “No to New Pass Laws: Solidarity with Immigrants,” Workers Solidarity, volume 2, number 2, third quarter 1996. The new South African government adopted a harsh line towards immigrants from an early period. Some blamed this at the time on Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi, head of the Zulu national Inkatha Freedom Party … Continue reading [ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 1996, “No to New Pass Laws: Solidarity with Immigrants”

[ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 1998, “Every Worker Must Condemn Attacks on Foreigners”

Lucien van der Walt, 1998, “Every Worker Must Condemn Attacks on Foreigners,” Workers Solidarity, volume 4, number 2, fourth quarter 1998. Written for a progressive magazine in South Africa, this was produced after the first violent outbreaks of anti-immigrant violence in South Africa in 1998. This took place in the context of mass unemployment and … Continue reading [ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 1998, “Every Worker Must Condemn Attacks on Foreigners”