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)

[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”

[PHOTO]: With cde Oupa Lehulere on plenary on “Racial Capitalism” & “Workers’ Movements” in South Africa

With cde Oupa Lehulere on plenary on "Racial Capitalism" & "Workers' Movements" in South Africa. At Global Labour University’s Summer School for unionists, 2 October 2016, Bronkhorstspruit. Cde Eddie Cottle in the chair.

[SPEECH]: Lucien van der Walt, 2006, “Xenophobia, Solidarity and the Struggle for Zimbabwe”

I gave this talk at the"Freedom in our Lifetime" resistance festival in Newtown, Johannesburg, 10 December, 2006 It was previously published online, uncredited, at http://www.anarkismo.net/article/4424 Xenophobia, Solidarity and the Struggle for Zimbabwe Lucien van der Walt, 2006. How to fight for freedom in Zimbabwe? How to avoid another Mugabe coming into power? How to fight … Continue reading [SPEECH]: Lucien van der Walt, 2006, “Xenophobia, Solidarity and the Struggle for Zimbabwe”

[TALK]: Message from Lucien van der Walt to the National Union of Metalworkers (NUMSA) 2015 graduate class at Wits University, Johannesburg, 11 March 2016

Message from Lucien van der Walt to the National Union of Metalworkers (NUMSA) 2015 graduate class at Wits University, Johannesburg, 11 March 2016 Dear comrades, It is with deep regret that I am not here with you in person – please know that I am here with you in heart and soul. In the face … Continue reading [TALK]: Message from Lucien van der Walt to the National Union of Metalworkers (NUMSA) 2015 graduate class at Wits University, Johannesburg, 11 March 2016

[SPEECH]: Lucien van der Walt, 1996, “What’s ‘Left’? Is There An Alternative To Capitalism Today?”

Lucien van der Walt, 1996, “What's  "Left"? Is There an Alternative to Capitalism Today?," talk given at a public meeting hosted by the Workers Solidarity Federation (WSF), at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. 22 August 1996. Comrades, the starting point of this talk today is that we need an alternative to capitalism. We need … Continue reading [SPEECH]: Lucien van der Walt, 1996, “What’s ‘Left’? Is There An Alternative To Capitalism Today?”

[SPEECH]: Lucien van der Walt, 1998, “The Silent War on the Land against Black Workers”

Lucien van der Walt, 1998, “The Silent War on the Land against Black Workers,” talk given at a public meeting hosted by the Workers Solidarity Federation (WSF), at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. 27 May 1998. In recent months, the rural areas have come into focus in the media. Farm killings The bulk of … Continue reading [SPEECH]: Lucien van der Walt, 1998, “The Silent War on the Land against Black Workers”

[INTERVIEW]: Lucien van der Walt, 2011, interview in London-based “Freedom”

I was interviewed for the London-based "Freedom" anarchist newspaper back in 2011, the interview appearing in the January 2012 print edition.  The paper was founded in 1886 by the exiled Piotr Kropotkin (!) and others as "A Journal of Anarchist Socialism" and had a fairly continuous print-run into 2014 when it went online only. Copies … Continue reading [INTERVIEW]: Lucien van der Walt, 2011, interview in London-based “Freedom”

[PHOTO + SPEECH]: Prof Lucien van der Walt at fees protests: “Free higher education, complete national liberation,” at “Rhodes” University, 19 October 2015

      Personal statement by "Rhodes" University professor Lucien van der Walt: "Rights are not given from above but won from below. Fight for free higher education as part of the struggle for change and completing the black working class national liberation struggle in South Africa. Move the struggle from individual VCs and universities … Continue reading [PHOTO + SPEECH]: Prof Lucien van der Walt at fees protests: “Free higher education, complete national liberation,” at “Rhodes” University, 19 October 2015

[PHOTO]: Lucien van der Walt, lecturer, addressing rally, in support of mass student protests at University of Witwatersrand, September 2010.

Lucien van der Walt, lecturer, addressing rally, in support of mass student protests at University of Witwatersrand, September 2010. The problem is the system.

[AUDIO]: Lucien van der Walt, 21 August 2015, “Classes, Commons, Collectivisation: Labour and the Left” (at “Class, Colonialism and the Commons: The Case of Southern Africa” colloquium: Rhodes University, South Africa). Chaired by Mazibuko Jara (United Front)

https://youtu.be/Q2PDYV2mnHY

[SPEECH]: Lucien van der Walt, 2015, “Working Class Struggle, Blazing a Path to Freedom”

Lucien van der Walt, 2015, "SPEECH: Working Class Struggle, Blazing a Path to Freedom [24 Sept 2012, Heritage Day event, Joza Township, Grahamstown]," Zabalaza: A Journal of Southern African Revolutionary Anarchism, no. 14, pp. 26-27. Talk by Lucien van der Walt at 24 Sept 2012, Heritage Day event, Joza Township, Grahamstown Get the PDF here … Continue reading [SPEECH]: Lucien van der Walt, 2015, “Working Class Struggle, Blazing a Path to Freedom”

[SPEECH]: Lucien van der Walt, 2000, “Report on ‘Le Autre Futur’ Summit, Paris: Another Future Through Social Resistance”

In 2000, I was able to attend an exciting international summit -- anarchist and syndicalist -- in Paris, France. I had been at an academic conference in the Netherlands ("Revolutionary Syndicalism and African workers in South Africa: a preliminary account of the Industrial Workers of Africa, 1917-1921", at the ESSHC) and working in the archives … Continue reading [SPEECH]: Lucien van der Walt, 2000, “Report on ‘Le Autre Futur’ Summit, Paris: Another Future Through Social Resistance”