ZACF Statement in Solidarity with Students at Santa Cruz University

Workers and poor all over the world are being asked to pay for the current economic crisis, brought about by capitalist stockbrokers, while the big corporations get bailed out.

We have seen millions of retrenchments worldwide. In South Africa over 300 000 jobs were lost in the first 6 months of this year alone. But all over the world the poor are fighting back. We have seen an increase in service delivery and other protests in South Africa as well as student protests against fee increases in recent weeks.

We are delighted to hear that students at the University of California, Santa Cruz are taking direct action by occupying their university at the same time as our comrades take to the streets in Pittsburgh to protest the G20. We urge occupying students in Santa Cruz, as well as struggling students everywhere to forge links with the workers on their campuses and to support their struggles.

Here, there and everywhere we have to fight for free education! Here, there and everywhere workers and poor have to resist and occupy!

We stand in full solidarity with workers and students worldwide in their struggle against the impoverishment of the masses for the enrichment of the few!

Let us reclaim what we built ourselves! Let us lock out the bosses of our workplaces and the managers of our universities and run them collectively, for the benefit of all and not the profits of the few!

Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front
South Africa