Category Africano

Lucien van der Walt. Imperial wars, imperialism and the losers: A critique of certain ‘labour aristocracy’ theories

As the 100th anniversary of the outbreak in August 1914 of World War One fades, let us remember that imperialism harms all working class people – including those in imperialist and Western countries, and the white working class. Ideas that that Western workers benefit from imperialism, or imperialist profits, or that welfare in the West is funded by imperialism fall in the face of realities.

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Lucien van der Walt. “Global Anarchism and Syndicalism: Theory, History, Resistance”

Lucien van der Walt, 2016, “Global Anarchism and Syndicalism: Theory, History, Resistance,” Anarchist Studies, volume 24, number 1,  pp. 85-106. Get the PDF here and full text below.   ABSTRACT: The discussion below is a lightly edited transcription of a talk given by the author at the Ay Carmela, Rua das Carmelitas, in São Paulo, […]

Lucien van der Walt. “Contrapoder, Democracia Participativa e Defesa Revolucionária”

Lucien van der Walt. “Contrapoder, Democracia Participativa e Defesa Revolucionária: debatendo Black Flame, anarquismo revolucionário e marxismo histórico” Este texto constitui uma síntese da resposta às críticas do anarquismo realizadas na revista International Socialism; ele foi publicado na edição de número 130 desta mesma revista, visando aprofundar o debate sobre o anarquismo e o sindicalismo […]

Michael Schmidt e Lucien van der Walt. “Imperialismo e Libertação Nacional”

Michael Schmidt e Lucien van der Walt. “Imperialismo e Libertação Nacional” Neste texto, um trecho do livro Black Flame: the revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism [Chama Negra: a política classista e revolucionária do anarquismo e do sindicalismo de intenção revolucionária], Michael Schmidt e Lucien van der Walt realizam uma discussão sobre o imperialismo […]

Lucien van der Walt. “Speech to Metal Workers”

Lucien van der Walt. “Speech to Metalworkers: Anarcho-Syndicalism for South African Unions Today”. In this speach, originally published at Anarcho-Syndicalist Review # 61, Lucien van der Walt, invited speaker at the 2013 inaugural National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) Political School, debated anarcho-syndicalist versus Leninist views of the potential of trade unions, with […]

Lucien van der Walt. “(Re)Constructing a Global Anarchist and Syndicalist Canon”

Lucien van der Walt. “(Re)Constructing a Global Anarchist and Syndicalist Canon: A response to Robert Graham and Nathan Jun on Black Flame” In this brief text, Lucien van der Walt, one of the authors of Black Flame: The Revolutionary Class Politics of Anarchism and Syndicalism, debates with two other authors on the issue of the anarchist canon. Van der […]

Lucien van der Walt e Michael Schmidt. “O Movimento Anarquista no Norte da África (1877-1951)

Lucien van der Walt e Michael Schmidt. “O Movimento Anarquista no Norte da África (1877-1951)” Esse 2010 texto dos autores sul-africanos apresenta elementos para uma compreensão da desconhecida história do anarquismo no norte da África. Trazem fatos e personagens de mais de um século de anarquismo em países como Egito, Argélia, Marrocos, Tunísia e Líbia. […]