Revolutionary Ubuntu: The Shackdwellers' Movement of South Africa

Abahlali baseMjondol meeting, Durban, February 2020
Abahlali baseMjondol meeting, Durban, February 2020

A collection of statements and other materials from and relating to Abahlali baseMjondolo, edited by Abdul Alkalimat.

Submitted by red jack on March 18, 2020

The wretched of the earth are speaking. The Zapatistas. The colonial workers in Martinique and Guadaloupe. The peasants of Nepal and Bolivia. What seems clear is that the cutting edge of revolutionary movement today is at that point of greatest exploitation. The neoliberal capitalist forces have led the information revolution of digital technology into a labor replacing free fall that places millions in absolute insecurity. This is not the unemployment of the past with people expecting to go back to work. This unemployment is systemic, permanent. And yet wealth exists, food can be produced, including housing, health care and all the things people need to survive and prosper.