[ANALYSIS] van der Walt, 2018,

Lucien van der Walt 2018, “From Union Renewal to a Self-Managed Society: Towards an Anarcho-Syndicalist Project,” 'South African Labour Bulletin,' 42 (1): 27-30. Get the PDF of print version here **In this article, Lucien van der Walt argues that trade union renewal is essential but should not be reduced to democratising structures or new recruitment … Continue reading [ANALYSIS] van der Walt, 2018,

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[ANALYSIS] Maisiri & van der Walt, 2018, “Resist-Occupy-Produce: What can Anarchists and Syndicalists Learn from Factory Take-Overs and Worker Cooperatives in Argentina?”

Leroy Maisiri and Lucien van der Walt, 10 May 2018, "Resist-Occupy-Produce: What can Anarchists and Syndicalists Learn from Factory Take-Overs and Worker Cooperatives in Argentina?," Anarkismo.net, online at http://anarkismo.net/article/30982 Documentaries like “The Take” – a movie that has been widely seen in South African labour and left circles – have drawn global attention to a … Continue reading [ANALYSIS] Maisiri & van der Walt, 2018, “Resist-Occupy-Produce: What can Anarchists and Syndicalists Learn from Factory Take-Overs and Worker Cooperatives in Argentina?”

[PRESS]: Lucien van der Walt on the fight against new labour laws (South Africa)

The Citizen, here New labour legislation to ‘hurt workers, split unions’ 2 May 2018, by Simnikiwe Hlatshanen Unions with the ANC see the new laws as a victory but Saftu is resisting those laws and it will lead to further splits, an analyst says. South African workers will be weaker under the expected changes to … Continue reading [PRESS]: Lucien van der Walt on the fight against new labour laws (South Africa)

[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”

[ANALYSIS]: Peter Cole and Lucien van der Walt, 2017, “Wobblies: A New History of a Radical Union that Profoundly Impacted Southern African Politics”

Peter Cole and Lucien van der Walt, 21 October 2017, "Wobblies: A New History of a Radical Union that Profoundly Impacted Southern African Politics," Africa Is A Country SOURCE:  http://africasacountry.com/2017/10/wobblies-a-new-history-of-a-radical-union-that-profoundly-impacted-southern-african-politics/ In the early 20th century, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) organized on every continent and dozens of countries, including in southern Africa. It … Continue reading [ANALYSIS]: Peter Cole and Lucien van der Walt, 2017, “Wobblies: A New History of a Radical Union that Profoundly Impacted Southern African Politics”

[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”

[STATEMENT]: APF – 17 August 2000 – APF Statement Supporting COSATU, Union Protests against Labour Law Amendments

The text of another statement I wrote when I was a Media Officer for the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF). APF STATEMENT ON LABOUR LAWS 17 August 2000 The Johannesburg Anti-Privatisation Forum expresses its full solidarity with today’s protest action by COSATU. We support COSATU’s resolute stand in opposition to the proposed labour law changes. The proposed … Continue reading [STATEMENT]: APF – 17 August 2000 – APF Statement Supporting COSATU, Union Protests against Labour Law Amendments

[ANALYSIS]: “Beyond May Day Parades: Building a Counter-Movement in Malaysia and Worldwide” (Muttaqa Yushau Abdulra’uf, Sian Byrne, Warren McGregor & Lucien van der Walt)

Muttaqa Yushau Abdulra'uf, Sian Byrne, Warren McGregor and Lucien van der Walt, 2017, "Beyond May Day Parades: Building a Counter-Movement in Malaysia and Worldwide." 28 April.  Published at Anarkismo.Net, online at http://www.anarkismo.net/article/30221 May Day, popularly known as international workers day, started with a historic fight for decent working hours that culminated in the execution of … Continue reading [ANALYSIS]: “Beyond May Day Parades: Building a Counter-Movement in Malaysia and Worldwide” (Muttaqa Yushau Abdulra’uf, Sian Byrne, Warren McGregor & Lucien van der Walt)

[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”

[RESEARCH REPORT]: van der Walt, Bolsmann, Johnson, Martin, 2002, “Globalisation and the Outsourced University in South Africa: The restructuring of the support services in public sector universities in South Africa, 1994-2001”

Lucien van der Walt, Chris Bolsmann, Bernadette Johnson, and Lindsey Martin, July 2002, Globalisation and the Outsourced University in South Africa: The Restructuring of the Support Services in Public Sector Universities in South Africa, 1994-2001. Final report for the Centre for Higher Education Transformation, University of South Africa (UNISA): Pretoria. Research undertaken via the Sociology … Continue reading [RESEARCH REPORT]: van der Walt, Bolsmann, Johnson, Martin, 2002, “Globalisation and the Outsourced University in South Africa: The restructuring of the support services in public sector universities in South Africa, 1994-2001”

[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”

[DISCUSSION]: Lucien van der Walt, ca. 2000, “For the Working Class, Against Bolshevism: Once more on the class nature of the Soviet Union in reply to cde C.M.”

For the working class, against Bolshevism: Once more on the class nature of the Soviet Union in reply to cde C.M. Paper prepared by Lucien van der Walt for the Lesedi Socialist Study Group [This paper was, in fact, never presented as Lesedi got caught up in 2000 in the struggle against the neo-liberal 'Wits … Continue reading [DISCUSSION]: Lucien van der Walt, ca. 2000, “For the Working Class, Against Bolshevism: Once more on the class nature of the Soviet Union in reply to cde C.M.”

[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”

[ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 2015, “Imperial Wars, Imperialism and the Losers: A Critique of Certain ‘Labour Aristocracy’ Theories” (Zabalaza: A Journal of Southern African Revolutionary Anarchism)

Lucien van der Walt, 2015, "Imperial Wars, Imperialism and the Losers: A Critique of Certain ‘Labour Aristocracy’ Theories," Zabalaza: A Journal of Southern African Revolutionary Anarchism, number 14, pp. 26-28. Also here Get the PDF here. Text below.   As the 100th anniversary of the outbreak in August 1914 of World War One fades, let … Continue reading [ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 2015, “Imperial Wars, Imperialism and the Losers: A Critique of Certain ‘Labour Aristocracy’ Theories” (Zabalaza: A Journal of Southern African Revolutionary Anarchism)