1996/ 1997 materials: Workers Solidarity Federation

After being formed in 1995, the Workers Solidarity Federation issued a number of materials. According to the catalogue found in the back of a WSF pamphlet issued around 1996 or 1997, these included:

WSF BOOKLETS

* ONLY THE WORKERS CAN FREE THE WORKERS: an introduction to the politics of the WSF. Booklet which outlines our key ideas and aims. R1
* BREAKING THE CHAINS: A history of libertarian socialism (anarchosyndicalism). A 70 page booklet that outlines our fighting tradition . R4
* WHAT WE BELIEVE: Outline of the politics and policies of the WSF. A 70 page booklet which outlines our politics and policies in some detail. R4
* WORKERS STRUGGLE IN “NEW” SOUTH AFRICA: interview with WSF. R2

FREE WSF “READ and DISTRIBUTE” BOOKLETS

Available free in bundles of 10, 20, 50, 100 or more copies!
* Revolutionary Trade Unionism: Road to Workers Freedom (no. 1) -FREE – [online here]
* Capitalism and Racism: One Enemy, One Fight (no. 2) FREE

OTHER BOOKLETS
* SPANISH REVOLUTION: Anarchism in Action. R3
* CUBA: How the Anarcho-syndicalists Fought For Freedom. R1
* BASIC BAKUNIN (new edition). The revolutionary ideas of Mikhail Bakunin. R1

 

Notes:

1. CUBA: How the Anarcho-syndicalists Fought For Freedom was, in fact, issued as Cuba: who were the real fighters for freedom? – see here

2.  * Capitalism and Racism: One Enemy, One Fight (no. 2) does not seem to have been completed, according to available  records.

About Lucien van der Walt

I teach at Rhodes University, the Eastern Cape. I’m 10th generation South African, born and bred. I have long been involved in union education, and have a background in social movement and left-wing activism, the Workers’ Library and Museum, the Anti-Privatisation Forum, and the National Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU). I’ve presented or published 450+ papers, including conferences and workshops, co-edited 4 journal specials (on global and African labour history, and the left), and produced five books. Southern Africa editor for the 2009 'International Encyclopaedia of Revolution and Protest' (Blackwell). I won the 2008 international ‘Labor History’ PhD thesis prize, and the 2008/2009 Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) award for best African dissertation, for my thesis on South African anarchism, syndicalism and black militants. I have also done research in Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.