Various presentations etc.

Comrades, this presentation covers the themes of global redistribution, economic growth of a new type, and renumeration and what these may mean in an economy based on anarchist principles. I was mandated to examine how these themes related to the two required readings for this week:

(i) Read’s Kropotkin: Selections from his Works, and
(ii) Albert’s Parecon

First published on Dated 05 September, 2011

Black Flame co-author Michael Schmidt held a mini-launch of the book at a colloquium with professors of journalism and international affairs at the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Guadalajara, Mexico, on October 26. Schmidt was invited to Mexico to train Tec students in covering conflict in transitional societies, especially given the drug war currently ravaging Mexican society. Extracts of his talk, “The Journalist as Activist,” in which he located activist journalism within the Mexican anarchist tradition, follow:

“¡Más vale morir de pie que vivir de rodillas!”

Source: Book launch report

We recently hosted Jonathan of the South African Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (ZACF) in Dublin. He was doing a speaking tour of Ireland and Britain on the subject of ‘After Apartheid: Social struggle in South Africa’. I’ve just uploaded the audio of his Dublin talk, its linked below. Jonathan is another person I’ve ‘known’ online for quite a long period so it was good to meet him IRL at the London anarchist bookfair which provided the first date for his talk.

Listen to the audio file on Indymedia Ireland

Source: ZabFront presentation – 11 December 2009

Text based on a Red and Black Forum workshop given by the ZACF, held on 5th May at Khanya College in Johannesburg, about the relevance and impact of the 2010 Soccer World Cup for the poor and working poor in South Africa.

Source: Text of a speech made by a ZACF member – May 2009

Speech made by a ZACF member at the “Freedom in our Lifetime” resistance festival in Newtown, Johannesburg.

Source: ZabFed Speech – 10 December 2006

Talk given by comrade MS of the WSF at the University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia.

Source: WSF Speech – August 1998