[ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 1992, “SAP: To Serve and Protect, to Torture and Kill”

Lucien van der Walt, 1992, "SAP: To Serve and Protect, to Torture and Kill," Revolt, number 2, pp. 18-19. Note: This was heavily reliant on reporting by the Mail and Guardian/ Weekly Mail at the time. The South African police continue to assault, torture and kill people in custody. The brutal death of Simon Mthimkulu … Continue reading [ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 1992, “SAP: To Serve and Protect, to Torture and Kill”

[TRANSLATED]: Lucien van der Walt, [1998] 2020, “Os Coletivos na Espanha Revolucionária”

Lucien van der Walt, [1998] 2020, "Os Coletivos na Espanha Revolucionária" Translation of this, by joaoxavier https://medium.com/@joaolucasxavier?source=follow_footer-------------------------- Notas: Em 19 de julho completaram-se 84 anos do início da Revolução Espanhola. Abaixo segue um recorte sintético da organização econômica descentralizada do período revolucionário compreendido entre julho de 1936 e junho de 1937. Trecho do ensaio “Como uma … Continue reading [TRANSLATED]: Lucien van der Walt, [1998] 2020, “Os Coletivos na Espanha Revolucionária”

[ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 1998, “The Collectives in Revolutionary Spain”

Lucien van der Walt, 1998, “The Collectives in Revolutionary Spain" Published at struggle.ws, and drawing on this paper. The Spanish Revolution began in the aftermath of a failed fascist coup by General Franco on the 18 July 1936. The coup, which was sponsored by conservative sections of big capital and the Church, failed in most … Continue reading [ANALYSIS]: Lucien van der Walt, 1998, “The Collectives in Revolutionary Spain”

[REVIEW]: Lucien van der Walt, 1994, “A Place in the City: The Rand on the Eve of Apartheid, Luli Callinicos”

REVIEW: Lucien van der Walt, 1994, “A Place in the City: The Rand on the Eve of Apartheid, Luli Callinicos, 1993, Ravan Press and Maskew Miller /Longman,” Unrest, number 1, p. 24. A Place in the City: The Rand on the Eve of Apartheid. Luli Callinicos. 1993. Ravan Press and Maskew Miller /Longman. 139 pages.R40.Available at large CNAs … Continue reading [REVIEW]: Lucien van der Walt, 1994, “A Place in the City: The Rand on the Eve of Apartheid, Luli Callinicos”

[JOURNAL]: Lucien van der Walt, 1999, “‘The Industrial Union is the Embryo of the Socialist Commonwealth’: The International Socialist League and Revolutionary Syndicalism in South Africa, 1915-1919”

Lucien van der Walt, 1999, "'The Industrial Union is the Embryo of the Socialist Commonwealth': The International Socialist League and Revolutionary Syndicalism in South Africa, 1915-1919," Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, volume XIX, number 1, in special issue 'South African Labour and the Left', pp. 5-30. PDF HERE  

[SHORT]: Lucien van der Walt, 1997, “Brève Histoire de l’Anarchisme en Afrique du Sud”

Lucien van der Walt, 1997, "Brève Histoire de l'Anarchisme en Afrique du Sud," Le Monde Libertaire, 13-19 November 1997, number 1100, p. 5. PDF HERE

Lucien van der Walt, 2019, “Introduction to the 1994 South African Edition (revised),” to Alfredo Bonanno, “Anarchism and the National Liberation Struggle”

Lucien van der Walt, 2019, "Introduction to the 1994 South African Edition (revised)," Alfredo Bonanno, Anarchism and the National Liberation Struggle, Zabalaza Books, Johannesburg, third South African edition,  pp. 4-6, from HERE. This pamphlet represents an attempt to develop an anarchist internationalist stance on the ever present and ever controversial issue of the national liberation struggle (NLS), … Continue reading Lucien van der Walt, 2019, “Introduction to the 1994 South African Edition (revised),” to Alfredo Bonanno, “Anarchism and the National Liberation Struggle”

Lucien van der Walt, [1998] 2019, “Breaking the Chains: A History of Anarchism”

Lucien van der Walt, 2019, Breaking the Chains: A History of Anarchism, Zabalaza Books, Johannesburg, reprint of 1998 Workers Solidarity booklet, from HERE. "This is a book about the history of anarchism. It is a history of nearly 120 years of unbroken workers struggle. It is a history of sacrifice and bravery by ordinary people fighting for … Continue reading Lucien van der Walt, [1998] 2019, “Breaking the Chains: A History of Anarchism”

Lucien van der Walt, 1993, “The Fire Next Time: Lessons of the Los Angeles (LA) Uprising”

This was an introduction written for a pamphlet called No Justice, No Peace: An Eyewitness Account of the Los Angeles Riots, which was reprinted in two South African editions, one from Backstreet Abortions distro, one from ARM, both based in Johannesburg. Some bits hold up well. THE FIRE NEXT TIME: LESSONS OF THE LOS ANGELES … Continue reading Lucien van der Walt, 1993, “The Fire Next Time: Lessons of the Los Angeles (LA) Uprising”

Lucien van der Walt, 1994, “Chimurenga! The Lessons of the Zimbabwe Liberation War”

Lucien van der Walt, 1994, “Chimurenga! The Lessons of the Zimbabwe Liberation War,” Unrest, number 1, pp. 16-17, 23.   THE VICTORY OF a seemingly militant ZANU (Zimbabwe African National Union) in Zimbabwe’s 1980 independence elections, following a long guerrilla war (the “Chimurenga“) against White colonialism, was greeted with jubilation. Today [i.e. 1994], the hopes raised … Continue reading Lucien van der Walt, 1994, “Chimurenga! The Lessons of the Zimbabwe Liberation War”

Lucien van der Walt, 1994 “Introduction” to Alfredo Bonnano’s “Anarchism and the National Liberation Struggle”

This first appeared as Lucien van der Walt, 1994, "Introduction to the South African Edition," in Alfredo Bonanno, Anarchism and the National Liberation Struggle, ARM, Johannesburg, South African edition. The text below is the slightly revised version from the 2019 3rd South African edition, which is available in full HERE. TO CITE: Lucien van der Walt, … Continue reading Lucien van der Walt, 1994 “Introduction” to Alfredo Bonnano’s “Anarchism and the National Liberation Struggle”

Lucien van der Walt, 1998, “The Life of Bakunin”

Lucien van der Walt, 1998, "The Life of Bakunin," Internal Bulletin of the Workers Solidarity Federation (WSF) of South Africa, number 2, March/April 1998, pp. 11-13, republished as "The Life of Bakunin: Anti-imperialism, Anti-capitalism, Anti-statism," Anarkismo, 1 June 2014, HERE , which is copied below . Mikhail Bakunin (1814-1873) can be seen as the founder of libertarian socialism (anarcho-syndicalism). … Continue reading Lucien van der Walt, 1998, “The Life of Bakunin”