[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”

Advertisements

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)

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 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”

[CHAPTER]: Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Revolução Mundial: para um balanço dos impactos, da organização popular, das lutas e da teoria anarquista e sindicalista em todo o mundo’

Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Revolução Mundial: Para um Balanço dos Impactos, da Organização Popular, das Lutas e da Teoria anarquista e Sindicalista em Todo o Mundo”, in Andrey Cordeiro Ferreira (ed.), Pensamento e Práticas Insurgentes: Anarquismo e Autonomias nos Levantes e Resistências do Capitalismo no Século XXI, Alternativa Editora, Niterói, pp. 81-118. O principal … Continue reading [CHAPTER]: Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Revolução Mundial: para um balanço dos impactos, da organização popular, das lutas e da teoria anarquista e sindicalista em todo o mundo’

[CHAPTER]: Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Fora das Sombras: A Base de Massas, a Composição de Classe e a InfIuência Popular do Anarquismo e do Sindicalismo”

Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Fora das Sombras: A Case de Massas, a Composição de Classe e a Influência Popular do Anarquismo e do Sindicalismo”, in Andrey Cordeiro Ferreira (ed.), Pensamento e Práticas Insurgentes: Anarquismo e Autonomias nos Levantes e Resistências do Capitalismo no Século XXI, Alternativa Editora, Niterói, pp. 120-158. Este capítulo examina o … Continue reading [CHAPTER]: Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Fora das Sombras: A Base de Massas, a Composição de Classe e a InfIuência Popular do Anarquismo e do Sindicalismo”

[ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 2017, “Renewal and crisis in South African labour today: Towards transformation or stagnation, bureaucracy or self-activity?

Lucien van der Walt, 2017, “Renewal and Crisis in South African Labour Today: Towards Transformation or Stagnation, Bureaucracy or Self-Activity?” Pambazuka News, volume 436, number 1, online here eNCA/Sethembiso Lucien van der Walt Jan 26, 2017 South African unions are large but fragmented, substantial but politically weak. They represent different political traditions and all are … Continue reading [ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 2017, “Renewal and crisis in South African labour today: Towards transformation or stagnation, bureaucracy or self-activity?

[ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Why Workers’ Education? Why Trade Unions and What’s Next?”

Lucien van der Walt, 2016, "Why Workers’ Education? Why trade unions and what’s next?," South African Labour Bulletin, 40 (5): 46-48. p.46 WHY WORKERS' EDUCATION? WHY TRADE UNIONS AND WHAT'S NEXT? In these grim times, both globally and locally, it is important to reaffirm the centrality of workers’ education, and the need for a strong … Continue reading [ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Why Workers’ Education? Why Trade Unions and What’s Next?”

[Briefing for UPM]: Lucien van der Walt, “One Year after the 2015 Grahamstown Riots against Foreign Traders: Attacks Hurt Working Class and Poor, Only Capitalists and Politicians Benefit”

One Year after the 2015 Grahamstown Riots against Foreign Traders: Attacks Hurt Working Class and Poor, Only Capitalists and Politicians Benefit Lucien van der Walt *Text commissioned by Unemployed People’s Movement, Grahamstown, October 2015. *Edited version: November 2016. A year ago, starting 20 October 2015, around 75 small shops were looted, some burned down, in … Continue reading [Briefing for UPM]: Lucien van der Walt, “One Year after the 2015 Grahamstown Riots against Foreign Traders: Attacks Hurt Working Class and Poor, Only Capitalists and Politicians Benefit”

[TRANSLATION]: Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Πώς ο ιμπεριαλισμός και η μετααποικιακή άρχουσα τάξη καταλήστευσαν την Αφρική: Η ταξική πάλη και η αναρχοκομμουνιστική λύση”

Πώς ο ιμπεριαλισμός και η μετααποικιακή άρχουσα τάξη καταλήστευσαν την Αφρική: Η ταξική πάλη και η αναρχοκομμουνιστική λύση From the Greek anarchist street paper Apatris, number 34, 2016 here *This is a translation of Lucien van der Walt, 2015, “How Imperialism and Postcolonial Elites have Plundered Africa: And the Class Struggle, Anarchist-Communist Solution,” Tokologo, numbers … Continue reading [TRANSLATION]: Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Πώς ο ιμπεριαλισμός και η μετααποικιακή άρχουσα τάξη καταλήστευσαν την Αφρική: Η ταξική πάλη και η αναρχοκομμουνιστική λύση”