[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

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[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 WORKSHOP 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 Cresecent 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)

[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”