Lucien van der Walt, 1993, “The Fire Next Time: Lessons of the Los Angeles (LA) Uprising”

This was an introduction written for a pamphlet called No Justice, No Peace: An Eyewitness Account of the Los Angeles Riots, which was reprinted in two South African editions, one from Backstreet Abortions distro, one from ARM, both based in Johannesburg. Some bits hold up well. THE FIRE NEXT TIME: LESSONS OF THE LOS ANGELES … Continue reading Lucien van der Walt, 1993, “The Fire Next Time: Lessons of the Los Angeles (LA) Uprising”

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Lucien van der Walt, 2011, “The Crisis Hits Home: Strategic Unionism, Anarcho-syndicalism and Rebellion,” Zabalaza Books

Lucien van der Walt, 2011, The Crisis Hits Home: Strategic Unionism, Anarcho-syndicalism and Rebellion, Zabalaza Books, Durban/ Johannesburg. Get the PDF here This is basically a pamphlet reprint of Lucien van der Walt, 2011, "COSATU's Response to the Crisis: An Anarcho-Syndicalist Assessment and Alternative," ASR/ Anarcho-syndicalist Review, number 56, pp. 11-13: HERE. In Italian HERE.

Lucien van der Walt, 2002, “The IWW,  Revolutionary Syndicalism & Working Class Struggle in South Africa, 1910-1921”

Lucien van der Walt, 2002, The IWW,  Revolutionary Syndicalism and Working Class Struggle in South Africa, 1910-1921, Zabalaza Books, Durban/ Johannesburg. Get the PDF here 

Lucien van der Walt, 1994, “Chimurenga! The Lessons of the Zimbabwe Liberation War”

Lucien van der Walt, 1994, “Chimurenga! The Lessons of the Zimbabwe Liberation War,” Unrest, number 1, pp. 16-17, 23.   THE VICTORY OF a seemingly militant ZANU (Zimbabwe African National Union) in Zimbabwe’s 1980 independence elections, following a long guerrilla war (the “Chimurenga“) against White colonialism, was greeted with jubilation. Today [i.e. 1994], the hopes raised … Continue reading Lucien van der Walt, 1994, “Chimurenga! The Lessons of the Zimbabwe Liberation War”

Lucien van der Walt, 2004, “On Bakunin: Introduction to the South African Edition,” to “Basic Bakunin” (Zabalaza Books)

Lucien van der Walt, 2004, "On Bakunin: Introduction to the South African Edition," in Basic Bakunin (South African edition), Zabalaza Books, Durban/ Johannesburg, no page numbers.  (Basic Bakunin, first published in the UK around 1993, can be read here). ON BAKUNIN: INTRODUCTION TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN EDITION (2004) Lucien van der Walt This pamphlet provides an … Continue reading Lucien van der Walt, 2004, “On Bakunin: Introduction to the South African Edition,” to “Basic Bakunin” (Zabalaza Books)

Lucien van der Walt, 2003,”Introduction” to new edition of Bonnano, “Anarcism and the National Liberation Struggle”

Lucien van der Walt, 2003, "Introduction to the Second Edition," in A.M. Bonanno, Anarchism and the National Liberation Struggle (South African edition), Zabalaza Books, Durban/ Johannesburg, pp. XXX.  Introduction to the Second South African Edition (2003) by Lucien van der Walt The ongoing struggle in Palestine is only the most obvious of a number of … Continue reading Lucien van der Walt, 2003,”Introduction” to new edition of Bonnano, “Anarcism and the National Liberation Struggle”

Lucien van der Walt, 1994 “Introduction” to Alfredo Bonnano’s “Anarchism and the National Liberation Struggle”

This first appeared as Lucien van der Walt, 1994, "Introduction to the South African Edition," in Alfredo Bonanno, Anarchism and the National Liberation Struggle, ARM, Johannesburg, South African edition. The text below is the slightly revised version from the 2019 3rd South African edition, which is available in full HERE. TO CITE: Lucien van der Walt, … Continue reading Lucien van der Walt, 1994 “Introduction” to Alfredo Bonnano’s “Anarchism and the National Liberation Struggle”

Lucien van der Walt, 1998, “The Life of Bakunin”

Lucien van der Walt, 1998, "The Life of Bakunin," Internal Bulletin of the Workers Solidarity Federation (WSF) of South Africa, number 2, March/April 1998, pp. 11-13, republished as "The Life of Bakunin: Anti-imperialism, Anti-capitalism, Anti-statism," Anarkismo, 1 June 2014, HERE , which is copied below . Mikhail Bakunin (1814-1873) can be seen as the founder of libertarian socialism (anarcho-syndicalism). … Continue reading Lucien van der Walt, 1998, “The Life of Bakunin”

[ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 2008, “Επαναστατημενη Ισπανια Και Αναρχοσυνδικαλισμος,” Νυκτεγερσια

Lucien van der Walt, 2008, "Επαναστατημενη Ισπανια Και Αναρχοσυνδικαλισμος [Revolutionary Spain and Anarcho-syndicalism]," Νυκτεγερσια, issue 1, pp. 48-55.  Get the PDF here     

[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”

[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)

[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)