apartheid

Direct Action #63 (March/April 1990)

Issue #63 of Direct Action, with articles on the release of Nelson Mandela and legalisation of the ANC, different strategies for the anti-poll tax movement including a critique of Militant (now the Socialist Party), South Yorkshire Police advising women to close their curtains, a reprint of Andy Anderson's pamphlet on Hungary '56, the collapse of the soviet bloc, part 2 of the DAM's new industrial strategy, print workers organising after Wapping, the British Army in Ireland, more police frame-ups of Irish people, updates on prisoner Martin Foran, the CNT/CGT court case, police killing an anti-fascist in West Germany, an advert for the March 1990 poll tax demo, and more.

Direct Action #39 (May 1987)

Issue #39 of Direct Action, with articles on a strike against low pay in the civil service, the Ardbride/Laura Ashley and Midlands Trader disputes, tensions in the post office, Islington's "socialist" Labour council trying to break the union, the 1987 election, fascism, the USI and French CNT, Turkish anarchism, a strike wave in Brazil, chemical and biological weapons, the need for solidarity with South African workers, workplace hazards like RSI, a report from a DAM conference, the introduction of GCSEs, worldwide starvation and more.

Direct Action #36 (January-February 1987)

Issue #36 of Direct Action, with articles on Wapping, the J E Hangars and Silentnight disputes, attacks on workplace compensation rights, the Sunday Sport, Reagan and Iran-Contra, legal cases in the US and UK about "foetal rights", the revolt in France, US meatpackers forming an independent union after the defeat at Hormel, Spain, the BBC and DHSS, co-ops, prison revolts, the need for rank-and-file groups outside Labour/TUC control, Poland five years after martial law, a special supplement on education for liberation in South Africa, and more.

Substruction in the Class/Room Struggle

Midnight Notes on the mid-1980s student struggles in the USA around divestment in apartheid, and more.

Liberation #01 (Jun 1986)

Issue #1 of Liberation, with articles on apartheid, the nuclear industry, the police, authoritarian vs libertarian communism, the Wapping dispute, union news and more.

Black Consciousness and the quest for true humanity - Steve Biko

Steve Biko's 1972/3 article on the Black Consciousness movement.

Steve Biko interviewed by Gail M. Gerhart, 1972

In October 1972, Steve Biko was employed by the black division of the Study Project of Christianity in Apartheid Society (SPRO-CAS), which had its office in the same building as the South African Student Organization (SASO) at 86 Beatrice Street, Durban. American political scientist Gail M. Gerhart interviewed Biko in those offices on October 24,1972, amid a constant flow of SASO people in and out.

Strikes in Durban, 1973

The Durban Strikes (1973)

Gerhard Maré's study of the 1973 strikes of nearly one hundred thousand workers in Durban, South Africa.

The Life and Death of Dr Abu Baker ‘Hurley’ Asvat, 23 February 1943 to 27 January 1989

Abu Baker Asvat

Abu Baker Asvat was a doctor and political militant in South Africa. He was murdered in 1989.

Black Consciousness 1977-1987: The dialectics of liberation in South Africa

AZAPO militants in the 80s

Article on the Black Consciousness movement by Nigel Gibson from 1988.