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Lucien van der Walt, TV interview, 2007, on "Interface" (SABC 3), on job losses in South Africa
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Opinion: "Troubled SA must take May Day seriously" (30 Apr 2015, Sian Byrne, Warren McGregor, Lucien van der Walt)
"May Day – a call to build an international movement of working class and poor people across lines of race, nation and religion for workers’ control and democracy from below, social justice and freedom from political and economic oppression – remains critical. In a country racked by anti-immigrant violence, racial and ethnic tensions, the fragmentation of the labour federation Cosatu, corporate scandals and political corruption, it is time to remember May Day’s roots and aspirations."
This is a time to embrace working-class unity and challenge the status quo of capitalist oppression.
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Overview of labour movement and union history in South Africa, from 1880s to present.Nicole Ulrich & Lucien van der Walt, 2009, “South Africa, labor movement”, International Encyclopaedia of Revolution and Protest, Blackwell, New York, pp. 3090-3099
Nicole Ulrich and Lucien van der Walt, 2009, “South Africa, labor movement”, International Encyclopaedia of Revolution and Protest, Blackwell, New York, pp. 3090-3099 Get the PDF here South Africa,...
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Philipp Schnee, review for Deutschlandradio Kultur - (German-language) reviews NO. 2 of German translation ("Schwarze Flamme. Revolutionäre Klassenpolitik des Anarchismus und Syndikalismus")
Source: here Buchkritik / Archiv | Beitrag vom 23.10.2013 Ohne Klassenkampf zählt es nicht Lucien van der Walt/Michael Schmidt: "Schwarze Flamme", Editon Nautilus, Hamburg 2013, 560 Seiten Tief
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Source: here Buchkritik / Archiv | Beitrag vom 23.10.2013 Ohne Klassenkampf zählt es nicht Lucien van der Walt/Michael Schmidt: "Schwarze Flamme", Editon Nautilus, Hamburg 2013, 560 Seiten Tief in der sozialistisch...
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AUDIO: Lucien van der Walt, 28 November 2014, "Fighting For, but Fighting for More, than a Living Wage,”at "Paying Living Wages: A Reality or Mirage?,"  colloquium, Kenyan Human Rights Commission (KRC) Consortium, Venue: Panafric  Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, 27-28 November.
In a class-divided society, unions are essential means for improving popular conditions -- and a living wage is essential to this goal. However, the meaning of the "living wage" should be set by labour, as part of a larger struggle for more radical social transformation from below -- a struggle that requires self-managed and politicised mass organising.http://wp.me/p34LBU-jV
Lucien van der Walt, 27 November 2014, "Fighting For, but Fighting for More, than a Living Wage," "Paying Living Wages: A Reality or Mirage?,"  colloquium, Kenyan Human Rights Commission (KRC) Cons...
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When we commemorate May Day we rarely reflect on why it is a public holiday in Africa or elsewhere. Sian Byrne, Paliani Chinguwo, Warren McGregor, and Lucien van der Walt tell of the powerful struggles that lie behind its existence, internationally and in Botswana...
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Despotism or democracy at Wits University? The fight for a "Workers’ and Peoples’ University" in a new South Africa in 2001 Lucien van der Walt,  Guest presentation for “Keep Left” meeting, 17 May ...
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Raul Zelik, review for raulzelik.net - (German-language) reviews NO. 3 of German translation ("Schwarze Flamme. Revolutionäre Klassenpolitik des Anarchismus und Syndikalismus")
Source: here "Syndikalistische Klassenpolitik? - Schmidts / van der Walts Buch 'Schwarze Flamme'" (Rezension WDR 3 / WOZ November 2013) ««Europas „konstituierender Prozess... "Meine innere Sicherheit. Überfal... »» Beitrag für die Sendung "Klasse Kommuniste...
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Source: here "Syndikalistische Klassenpolitik? - Schmidts / van der Walts Buch 'Schwarze Flamme'" (Rezension WDR 3 / WOZ November 2013) ««Europas „konstituierender Prozess... "Meine innere Sicherheit. Überfal... »» Beitr...
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(German-language) reviews NO. 1 of German translation ("Schwarze Flamme. Revolutionäre Klassenpolitik des Anarchismus und Syndikalismus") [
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Dieter Nelles, review for H-Soz-Kult  (HUMANITIES - SOZIAL- UND KULTURGESCHICHTE / H-SOZ-U-KULT@H-NET.MSU.EDU (http://www.hsozkult.de)   Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 21:05:00 +0100 From: "HSK (Michael Wildt)" <...> From: Dieter Nel...
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AUDIO: Lucien van der Walt, 28 November 2014, "The Relevance of Makhan Singh for Labour Today," at "Paying Living Wages: A Reality or Mirage?,"  colloquium, Kenyan Human Rights Commission (KRC) Consortium, Venue: Panafric  Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, 27-28 November 2014. Talk on MAKHAN SINGH. Founder of the Kenyan trade unions, and influenced by the revolutionary Ghadar Party, and through it, the syndicalist Industrial Workers of the World (IWW); he was later involved in the Communist Party of India. Champion of non-racial workers unity, socialism, anti-colonialism, he was persecuted by the British Empire, and marginalised by the post-colonial, anti-worker, Jomo Kenyatta regime. More about this working class here
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AUDIO: Lucien van der Walt, 28 November 2014, "The Relevance of Makhan Singh for Labour Today," at "Paying Living Wages: A Reality or Mirage?,"  colloquium, Kenyan Human Rights Commission (KRC) Con...
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Professor Lucien van der Walt works at Rhodes University, South Africa, and is (with Steve Hirsch) editor of Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1880-1940: The Praxis of Class Struggle, National Liberation and Social Revolution (2010). He has published widely on labour and left history, political economy, and anarchism and syndicalism, and is involved in union education and working class movements.