Views and Comments No. 39 (August 1960)

The No. 39 (August 1960) issue of Views and Comments, an anarcho-syndicalist leaning publication produced out of New York by the Libertarian League from 1955 until 1966.

From a South African notebook - Maurice Goldman

An eyewitness account of the brutality of South Africa's apartheid system.

Nelson Mandela: some thoughts

Some brief reflections on Nelson Mandela, his politics, and legacy.

From people's politics to state politics: aspects of national liberation in South Africa 1984-1994


This article, written in 1994, the first year of the 'new South Africa', examines the shift from popular people's politics to state politics during the transition from apartheid.

Rugby and Apartheid

Anti-apartheid protestor

A documentary about the history of South Africa v New Zealand international rugby matches and how apartheid affected this.

Mandela v the working class

Subversion's communist critique of the anti-working class nature of the African National Congress (ANC) and its leader, Nelson Mandela, during the anti-apartheid struggle.

"You've Struck a Rock." Gender and Transformation in the US and South Africa - M. Bahati Kuumba

An article on women's crucial role in the US Civil Rights Movement and in the struggle against apartheid. In the Montgomery bus boycott and the South African anti-pass campaign women's autonomous organizations catalyzed mass movements to higher levels. We do not agree with all the premises of the article but believe it contains interesting information.

Paul Trewhela - Financial Sanctions and the Future of South Africa

In this February 1990 article from Searchlight South Africa, Paul Trewhela details the motives behind capitalist support for financial sanctions of South Africa against apartheid.

Detention without trial - Thames Valley Class Struggle Group

Leaflet distributed at an anti-apartheid demonstration, in an attempt to put across an anti-capitalist and anti-democratic position, in contrast to the liberal politics of most of the anti-apartheid movement.