Abahlali baseMjondolo

The Marikana mine workers massacre – a massive escalation in the war on the poor

Ayanda Kota from South African shack dwellers movement Abahlali baseMjondolo reports on the background to the massacre of striking mine workers at Marikana Platinum.

Solidarity with mine workers at Marikana Platinum

Families of those killed demonstrate against police

This statement from South African shack dwellers movement Abahlali baseMjondolo on the massacre at Marikana Platinum has just come out on their newswire. The death toll is now over 40.

The Land belongs to the People: The Government of Cape Town Violates the Rights of the Poor

Carmen Ludwig on the struggle from Cape Town - appropriation from below and repression from above.

No Easy Path Through the Embers

A reflection on the repression of Abahlali baseMjondolo at the hands of the ANC in the wake of the case against the Kennedy 12 being thrown out of court.

South Africa: ANC frame up of Abahlali baseMjondolo militants thrown out of court

The 12 Abahlali baseMjondolo activists arrested after the attack on the movement in late 2009 have all been fully acquitted in court - and the state excoriated from the bench for its failed attempt to frame the 12.

Fanonian Practices and the Politics of Space in Post-Apartheid South Africa

A Fanonian critique of the politics of space in post-apartheid South Africa.

Anarchism, the state and the praxis of contemporary antisystemic social movements

This thesis is dedicated to providing a theoretical and historical account of the way antisystemic movements have developed and changed.

The Politic of Land & Housing

This is the full text of a talk given by S'bu Zikode to a group of students from the University of Chicago at the University of Cape Town today. Zikode is the leader of Abahlali baseMjondolo, a militant but very thoughtful, creative and democratic squatters' movement which is the largest social movement to have emerged in post-apartheid South Africa.

My life as a security guard - Oppressors gain at expense of the oppressed

Mashumi ‘Lindela’ Figlan, a South African security guard, writes about his working life, the bosses and unions and conditions in the industry.

South African Communist Party Attacks Road Blockades as 'anarchist and reactionary'

Abahlali baseMjondolo Road Blockade in Cape Town

The South African Communist Party (SACP), long considered one of the most Stalinist Communist Parties anywhere, has joined the liberal NGOs in their attempt to rally public opinion against a two week long wave of popular protest in Cape Town that has included numerous road blockades and some damage to state property. The SACP statement, and a reply from Abahlali baseMjondolo of the Western Cape, are both reproduced here.