Interview: Alan Lipman, 2008, “Xenophobia, Nationalism and Greedy Bosses: An Interview with Alan Lipman”

Alan Lipman, 2008, “Xenophobia, Nationalism and Greedy Bosses: An Interview with Alan Lipman,” Zabalaza: A Journal of Southern African Revolutionary  Anarchism, #9, pp. 12-13. For more on Alan Lipman, see here and here. Get the PDF here. Introduction: Alan Lipman served as an early member of the underground SACP, which had been re-established in 1953 after its predecessor, the CPSA, was outlawed in 1950. He … Continue reading Interview: Alan Lipman, 2008, “Xenophobia, Nationalism and Greedy Bosses: An Interview with Alan Lipman”

Photo: enduring anarchist, ZACF message at Motsoaledi squatter camp, Soweto, 2017

Ten years ago, comrades and friends of the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front / Black Action Group / Phambili Motsoaledi Community Project, then active in Motsoaledi squatter camp in Soweto, painted a large mural for “Land and Freedom.” Although ZACF is no longer active in the area, the mural endures, as a recent photo attests:   Continue reading Photo: enduring anarchist, ZACF message at Motsoaledi squatter camp, Soweto, 2017

News report: BMC at the anti-EU simmit, Gothenberg, 2001

As noted in other posts (here and here), two comrades from South Africa’s anarchist  Bikisha Media Collective, a successor of the Workers Solidarity Federation (WSF), attended and spoke at the anti-European Union summit in Gothenberg, Sweden, in mid-June 2001. The following newspaper clipping (in Swedish, from Aftonbladet, then Sweden’s largest tabloid), had some coverage of the event. By sheer luck, it also included a picture … Continue reading News report: BMC at the anti-EU simmit, Gothenberg, 2001

Interview/ photo: Warren McGregor of ZACF at St Imier anarchist summit, 2012

Source: Motmakt (Norway) In Sunny St-Imier! Ep. 3: Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front Publisert av Adrien W den 13. september 2012 – 23:54This is the third and last interview I did while at the international anarchist conference in St-Imier, Switzerland. I speak with Warren of the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front about the importance of forging both organizational and personal ties with comrades around the world. In … Continue reading Interview/ photo: Warren McGregor of ZACF at St Imier anarchist summit, 2012

Photo: BMC comrade speaking at Gothenberg protests, Sweden, 2001

The photo below recently surfaced at Wikipedia, where it was incorrectly identified as the image of a speaker from the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Federation (ZACF, later ZAC Front) speaking in 2005. In fact, the speaker is comrade AN, from the Bikisha Media Collective (BMC), speaking in 2001 at the Gothenberg anti-EU protests. More on the BMC in those events can be found here. Continue reading Photo: BMC comrade speaking at Gothenberg protests, Sweden, 2001

Photo: ICU poem at Workers Museum (Newtown, Johannesburg, 2014)

After years of neglect, the Workers Museum at the old municipal workers compound in Johannesburg has been upgraded. The story of working class movements presented there is, SAASHA is reliably informed, is selective, with (for example) FOSATU completely absent. Nonetheless, the Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union (ICU) does get mentioned. The photo below, of an ICU poem in the display, was provided by Warren McGregor. … Continue reading Photo: ICU poem at Workers Museum (Newtown, Johannesburg, 2014)

Photo: BMC and BAG members (part of ZACF) launch PMCP in 2002 …

Members of Bikisha Media Collective (BMC) and the Black Action Group initiated the Phambili Motsoaledi Community Project (PMCP) in Soweto in 2002. Both groups were part of the new Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Federation (ZACF, later Front). Continue reading Photo: BMC and BAG members (part of ZACF) launch PMCP in 2002 …

Photo: ZACF members in Swaziland 2004

The Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Federation (ZACF, later the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front) in its early years had members in Swaziland; these members came to South Africa quite often, where they were involved in the ZACF collective called the Black Action Group (BAG), based in Motsoaledi, Soweto. Through BAG and ZACF they were also involved in the ZACF-linked Phambili Motsoaledi Community Project. This photo is from … Continue reading Photo: ZACF members in Swaziland 2004

Photo: ZAG members, with visitors from syndicalist Solfed (UK), undated

The Zabalaza Action Group (ZAG, known at one stage as the Anarchist Union) was formed after the dissolution of the Workers Solidarity Federation (WSF) and its membership were largely ex-WSF. ZAG subsequently became a collective of the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Federation (ZACF, later the Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front). This photo comes from the first half of the 2000s. ZAG / ZACF sitting, also standing right … Continue reading Photo: ZAG members, with visitors from syndicalist Solfed (UK), undated