[TALK + AUDIO]: 27/03/18 | 4:15 pm | Lucien van der Walt | What Are We Fighting For? Possibilities for Decent Work, Unions and Rights in Africa

A recording is available: The Labour Studies Seminar Series, Rhodes University, Makhanda, presents Lucien van der Walt: "What Are We Fighting For? Possibilities for Decent Work, Unions and Rights in Africa" Wednesday, 27th MARCH 2019/ 4:15pm Venue: Eden Grove Seminar Room 2 ALL WELCOME!!!! THE PAPER: This paper discusses whether the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO's) … Continue reading [TALK + AUDIO]: 27/03/18 | 4:15 pm | Lucien van der Walt | What Are We Fighting For? Possibilities for Decent Work, Unions and Rights in Africa

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Interview: “The Subterranean Fire Of Class Struggle” (Lucien van der Walt)

The Subterranean Fire Of Class Struggle: Professor Lucien van der Walt, Department of Sociology (Rhodes University) By Luke Alfred (2015)   PDF online here.   "Reports of the death of the broad working class are greatly exaggerated," says Lucien van der Walt with mild but discernible flourish. "Too many experts believed it anachronistic, passé. But if you look … Continue reading Interview: “The Subterranean Fire Of Class Struggle” (Lucien van der Walt)

[SPEECH] Lucien van der Walt, 2000, “From the South: For Another Future through Social Resistance,” May Day mass meeting, Paris

Popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2000, "From the South: For Another Future through Social Resistance," speech at May Day mass meeting, Le Autre Futur union congress, Paris, France. These are what I have from a speech I gave at a May Day mass meeting in Paris, France, in 2000. The mass meeting was the closing even … Continue reading [SPEECH] Lucien van der Walt, 2000, “From the South: For Another Future through Social Resistance,” May Day mass meeting, Paris

[TALK]: Lucien van der Walt, 2007, “South Africa: Will the workers and the poor benefit from the 2010 World Cup?” Red and Black Forum

Lucien van der Walt, 2007, "South Africa: Will the workers and the poor benefit from the 2010 World Cup?" Red and Black Forum, Khanya College, 5 May. Comrades. As you know, South Africa’s success in winning the 2010 bid for the World Cup has been announced with great fanfare. The World Soccer Cup is the … Continue reading [TALK]: Lucien van der Walt, 2007, “South Africa: Will the workers and the poor benefit from the 2010 World Cup?” Red and Black Forum

[TALK]: Lucien van der Walt, 2002, “The Outsourcing of Support Services in Higher Education,” SWOP ‘Brown Bag’ seminar

Lucien van der Walt, 2002, "The Outsourcing of Support Services in Higher Education," SWOP "Brown Bag" seminar, University of Witwatersrand, 9 May, SH2187. The debates over university restructuring - of “transformation” - have been complex, and very heated. But in some ways, though, these debates have generated far more heat than light. Issues such as the … Continue reading [TALK]: Lucien van der Walt, 2002, “The Outsourcing of Support Services in Higher Education,” SWOP ‘Brown Bag’ seminar

[TALK] Lucien van der Walt, 2005, “Reclaiming Anarchism’s Relevance to Black Working Class Battles: Dispelling Nine Myths”

Popular talk: Lucien van der Walt, 2005, "Reclaiming Anarchism's Relevance to Black Working Class Battles: Dispelling Nine Myths," Red and Black Forum, Phambili Motsoaledi Centre, Motsoaledi, Soweto, 1 October. Anarchism and syndicalism have been major forces internationally in the struggle against all forms of oppression and domination by the popular classes. I mean here there … Continue reading [TALK] Lucien van der Walt, 2005, “Reclaiming Anarchism’s Relevance to Black Working Class Battles: Dispelling Nine Myths”

[POPULAR EDUCATION] 2000-2002 – the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) and the Workers Library

The Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) was a remarkable coalition of post-apartheid social movemenys, launched mid-2000. It was co-founded by Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) affiliates, and some university student groups, but was pretty soon basically a mixture of township-based protest groups and small far-left groups (mainly Marxist, also some anarchists). As an APF Media … Continue reading [POPULAR EDUCATION] 2000-2002 – the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) and the Workers Library

[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

[VIDEO]: Lucien van der Walt, 2017, “Anarchist/ Syndicalist Perspectives on Soviets, Revolution and Workers’ Democracy in the Russian Revolution”

Lucien van der Walt, 2017, "Anarchist/ Syndicalist Perspectives on Soviets, Revolution and Workers' Democracy in the Russian Revolution," input on panel,  at the "1917 Russian Revolution Centenary Festival," Newtown, Johannesburg, 10-12 November. Note: There is a small bit missing at around 21.26 minutes (technical error) but the video continues thereafter. The Q&A session was not … Continue reading [VIDEO]: Lucien van der Walt, 2017, “Anarchist/ Syndicalist Perspectives on Soviets, Revolution and Workers’ Democracy in the Russian Revolution”

[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 SCHOOL 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 Crescent 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.

[TALK]: 17/10/17 | 4:15 pm | Oupa Lehulere & Lucien van der Walt | 1917-2017: The Russian Revolution and its Relevance

LABOUR STUDIES SEMINAR SERIES 2017 The next seminar in the Labour Studies Seminar Series is presented by Oupa Lehulere and Lucien van der Walt, entitled "1917-2017: The Russian Revolution and its Relevance Today". This will be the last seminar for 2017. Date: Tuesday, 17 October 2017 Time: 4: 15pm Venue: BARRATT LECTURE THEATRE 3 The … Continue reading [TALK]: 17/10/17 | 4:15 pm | Oupa Lehulere & Lucien van der Walt | 1917-2017: The Russian Revolution and its Relevance

[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)