Angie Hammond, May 1997, “The International: South Africa’s first revolutionary paper,” Socialist Worker (South Africa) no. 50.
A rare article. It provides a positive appraisal of the South African revolutionary syndicalist International Socialist League’s weekly, The International. The view that The lnternational “united around it principled socialists whose commitment to the classical Marxist tradition” is not too convincing, but the article is worth reading. Socialist Worker was produced by the International Socialists of South Africa (ISSA), these days called “Keep Left.”
Hammond later did an Honours thesis on The International at the University of Cape Town, but no copies seem to have been kept. Anyone who can provide a copy, let us know!