1998 Position Papers of the Workers Solidarity Federation: analysis and strategy
A classic set of documents, 180 pages long (contents below), developing a comprehensive analysis of, and political orientation around, contemporary issues with a South African focus but far larger relevance. Developed by the 1990s ‘platformist’ Workers Solidarity Federation, these were adopted, in largely unchanged form, by today’s Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (formerly Federation). They reflect the general approach of both organisations: a radical critique of the current system, combined with a practical fighting programme.
This version is from 1998. Its numbered Part 1 as there was an accompanying “Members Guide” (part 2), which was meant to serve as a sort of militant’s manual. You can read that document here.
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Chapter one:Defining the WSF and Libertarian Socialism (Anarcho-Syndicalism)
Chapter two: Class Struggle, Capitalism and the State
Chapter three: Trade Unions and Revolution
Chapter four: Fighting and Defeating Racism
Chapter five: The Environmental Crisis
Chapter six: Anti-Imperialism and National Liberation
Chapter seven: Fighting for Women’s Freedom
Chapter eight: The Student Movement
Chapter nine: Gay Rights
Chapter ten: Against Separate Organisations
Chapter eleven: The Violence Question
Chapter twelve: The Nature of the Soviet Bloc
Chapter thirteen: The Role of the Revolutionary Organisation in the Class Struggle
Chapter fourteen: Building Internationally