Abahlali baseMjondolo

Serving our Life Sentence in the Shacks

Zodwa Nsibande and S'bu Zikode, both founding members of Abahlali baseMjondolo on poverty as a life sentence - policed with paranoid vigilance by both the state and the authoritarian (white) left.

A Quiet Coup: South Africa’s largest social movement under attack as the World Cup Looms

Abahlali baseMjondolo Demand the Right to the City in Cape Town

Toussaint Losier, a student at the University of Chicago who has spent long periods immersed in South Africa's radical movements, reports on the repression faced by Abahlali baseMjondolo as the World Cup looms.

LCAP in solidarity with South African people’s movement – Abahlali baseMjondolo

Today the London Coalition Against Poverty organised a gesture of solidarity with political prisoners from Abahlali baseMjondolo in Durban, South Africa.

The Role of Anarchism in Contemporary Anti-Systemic Social Movements

A reflection, from Morgan Rodgers Gibson, on the anarchist aspects in the praxis of two movements that have never called themselves anarchist.

Lindela Figlan reflects on the aftermath of the attack on Abahlali baseMjondolo last year

No Land! No House! No Vote!

This article by Lindela Figlan, security guard, former chairperson of both the Foreman Road and Kennedy Road squatter settlements, and current deputy chairperson of Abahlali baseMjondolo, was published in the local broadsheet, the Daily News, today. Lindela has been living under publicly and repeatedly issued threats of death since the attacks on AbM in September last year.

‘Black boers’ and other revolutionary songs

Shack Dwellers on the March in Pretoria

As the ANC turns into an aggressive kleptocracy - and confronts a ongoing country wide revolt from poor communities - Chris Rodrigues brings some sanity to the debate about their very convenient return to anti-apartheid songs calling for whites to be shot..

Abahlali baseMjondolo March on Jacob Zuma photo gallery, 2010

Xavier Vahed's pictures from the Abahlali baseMjondolo march on Jacob Zuma, Human Rights Day, 22 March 2010, Durban, South Africa

The High Cost of the Right to the City

Shackdwellers Protest in Mamelodi - March 2010

Notes from a meeting of Abahlali baseMjondolo in preparation for the World Urban Forum (WUF): “The Right to the City”.

Abahlali basemjondolo Occupy Central Durban for the First Time Since the Attacks in September Last Year

Abahlali basemjondolo Occupy Central Durban on 22 March 2010 -'Human Rights Day'

Around 3 000 Abahlali baseMjondolo (ABM) members braved serious intimidation from the intelligence services, local party goons and the notoriously violent South African Police to occupy downtown Durban yesterday - which was the South African public holiday in honour of 'Human Rights'.

Abahlali baseMjondolo Has Launched Four New Branches Since the Attack on the Movement in September Last Year

AbM suffered a major set back after they were attacked by a state backed militia last year. But in this statement, issued this afternoon, they report that they have survived the assault and that in fact the movement is growing.