[ANALYSIS] Byrne, Chinguwo, McGregor, & van der Walt, 2018,”Why May Day Matters to Malawi: History with anarchist roots”

Sian Byrne, Paliani Chinguwo, Warren McGregor, and Lucien van der Walt, 30 April 2018,"Why May Day matters to Malawi: History with anarchist roots," As it Happens News (Malawi), online at http://www.aihnews.com/why-may-day-matters-to-malawi/   troduction When we celebrate May Day we rarely reflect on why it is a public holiday in Malawi or elsewhere. Sian Byrne, Paliani … Continue reading [ANALYSIS] Byrne, Chinguwo, McGregor, & van der Walt, 2018,”Why May Day Matters to Malawi: History with anarchist roots”

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[ANALYSIS] Maisiri & van der Walt, 2018, “Alternatives to Capitalism Part 3: Resist-Occupy-Produce: Lessons from Factory Take-Overs and Worker Cooperatives in Argentina” (Workers World News)

Leroy Maisiri and Lucien van der Walt, 2018, "Alternatives to Capitalism Part 3: Resist-Occupy-Produce: Lessons from Factory Take-Overs and Worker Cooperatives in Argentina," Workers World News (ILRIG), number 110, August-September, pp. 8-9. Get the PDF of print version here In Argentina economic crisis saw a collapse in working class conditions. High unemployment, low wages, attacks … Continue reading [ANALYSIS] Maisiri & van der Walt, 2018, “Alternatives to Capitalism Part 3: Resist-Occupy-Produce: Lessons from Factory Take-Overs and Worker Cooperatives in Argentina” (Workers World News)

[JOURNAL SPECIAL] “Labour Crossings in Eastern and Southern Africa” (Peter Alexander, Philip Bonner, Jonathan Hyslop and Lucien van der Walt, eds., 2009)

Peter Alexander, Philip Bonner, Jonathan Hyslop and Lucien van der Walt (eds.), 2009, Labour Crossings in Eastern and Southern Africa, special issue of African Studies (volume 68, number 1) Description This special presents papers from the international conference ‘Labour Crossings: World, Work, Society’, organised by the History Workshop, University of the Witwatersrand, and the Centre … Continue reading [JOURNAL SPECIAL] “Labour Crossings in Eastern and Southern Africa” (Peter Alexander, Philip Bonner, Jonathan Hyslop and Lucien van der Walt, eds., 2009)

[JOURNAL SPECIAL] “Assessing the Politics of Organized Labour in Asia, Africa and Latin America at the Start of the 21st Century” (Devan Pillay and Lucien van der Walt, eds., 2011)

Devan Pillay and Lucien van der Walt (eds.), 2011, Assessing the Politics of Organized Labour in Asia, Africa and Latin America at the Start of the 21st Century, special issue of Labour, Capital and Society, volume 44, number 2 Description This special edition, which draws together studies of workers’ struggles in Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Ecuador, … Continue reading [JOURNAL SPECIAL] “Assessing the Politics of Organized Labour in Asia, Africa and Latin America at the Start of the 21st Century” (Devan Pillay and Lucien van der Walt, eds., 2011)

[BOOK] “Politics at a Distance from the State: Radical and African Perspectives” (Kirk Helliker & Lucien van der Walt, eds., 2018)

Kirk Helliker and Lucien van der Walt (eds.), 2018, Politics at a Distance from the State: Radical and African Perspectives, London, New York: Routledge, 172pp. Description For decades, most anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist movements identified radical transformation with capturing state power. The collapse of these statist projects from the 1970s led to a global crisis of … Continue reading [BOOK] “Politics at a Distance from the State: Radical and African Perspectives” (Kirk Helliker & Lucien van der Walt, eds., 2018)

[CHAPTER] van der Walt, 2018, “Préface” (to Guillaume Rey, ‘Afriques Anarchistes: Introduction à l’Histoire des Anarchismes Africains’)

Lucien van der Walt, 2018, "Préface," to Guillaume Rey, Afriques Anarchistes: Introduction à l’Histoire des Anarchismes Africains, Paris, L'Hartamann, pp. 9-26. Get the PDF here

[CHAPTER] van der Walt, 2017, “Anarchism and Marxism” (in ‘The Brill Companion to Anarchist Philosophy’)

Lucien van der Walt, 2017, "Anarchism and Marxism", in N. Jun (ed.), The Brill Companion to Anarchist Philosophy, Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, pp. 505-558. Get the PDF here This paper provides an analysis of the relationship between Marxism and anarchism, developing a systematic exposition of the strategic and theoretical diffferences between the anarchist and Marxist … Continue reading [CHAPTER] van der Walt, 2017, “Anarchism and Marxism” (in ‘The Brill Companion to Anarchist Philosophy’)

[CHAPTER] van der Walt, 2017, “‘All Workers regardless of Craft, Race or Colour’: The First Wave of IWW Activity and Influence in South Africa”

Lucien van der Walt, 2017, "'All Workers regardless of Craft, Race or Colour': The First Wave of IWW Activity and Influence in South Africa", in Peter Cole, David Struthers and Kenyon Zimmer (eds.), Wobblies of the World: A Global History of the IWW, Pluto Press, London/ University of Chicago Press, Chicago, pp. 271-287. Get the … Continue reading [CHAPTER] van der Walt, 2017, “‘All Workers regardless of Craft, Race or Colour’: The First Wave of IWW Activity and Influence in South Africa”

[ANALYSIS] van der Walt, 2018, “From Union Renewal to a Self-Managed Society: Towards an Anarcho-Syndicalist Project” (South African Labour Bulletin)

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, “From Union Renewal to a Self-Managed Society: Towards an Anarcho-Syndicalist Project” (South African Labour Bulletin)

[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 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”

[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 …

[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)

[JOURNAL SPECIAL] “Transnational and Comparative Perspectives on Southern African Labour History,” (Philip Bonner, Jonathan Hyslop and Lucien van der Walt, eds., 2007)

Philip Bonner, Jonathan Hyslop and Lucien van der Walt (eds.), 2007, Transnational and Comparative Perspectives on Southern African Labour History, special issue of African Studies (volume 66, numbers 2/3) Description This volume repositions South African labour history within a global and regional framework, by examining comparisons and connections between the history of labour in South … Continue reading [JOURNAL SPECIAL] “Transnational and Comparative Perspectives on Southern African Labour History,” (Philip Bonner, Jonathan Hyslop and Lucien van der Walt, eds., 2007)

[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”