APF Johannesburg Region march on Friday 25th June highlights the housing crisis in poor communities
The Anti-Privatisation Forum and allies will be embarking on a march on the 11th of June to coincide with the opening of the 2010 Soccer World Cup. The march will start at 09h00 from Ben Naude Drive, opposite Fons Luminous Combined School Assembly Area and will proceed along the Rand Show Road/Aerodrome Drive towards Soccer City. The APF urges all community and other civil society organisations who share our concerns and who wish to add their voices, to join us. We have no intention of disrupting the World Cup but simply to voice our discontent/concerns.
Ever since the formation of the APF in 2000, there has been a well known and ongoing debate within our movement around participation in elections as well as our strategic and tactical approach to electoral politics. This debate has again resurfaced within our ranks given the 2009 national elections scheduled to take place within the next few months. In the spirit of this ongoing debate and as a specific response to those in our ranks who are pushing for the APF to participate in the 2009 elections as part of a ‘United Front of Socialist Movements & Parties’, I offer the perspectives/arguments below for APF members.
The Anti-Privatization Forum held its second AGM from 24 to 26 March in Johannesburg. Attended by representatives from 22 affiliates of the APF, other social movements and progressive Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), the AGM was a resounding success.
The South African Communist Party has recently given birth to the Young Communist League. It is very important that these young lions do not get misled by the theoretical shibboleths, myths and confusions of the SACP. One of the greatest myths propounded by the SACP over the years of struggle against apartheid is the theory of 2 stages of revolution contained in their National Democratic Revolution perspective. History has now exposed this theory as utterly wrong and false. We must not allow the SACP to rehash this theory and continue spreading confusion among ordinary workers and youth.
When there is a strike the bosses will get scabs. Scabs are often the unemployed members of the working class. This article provides some reasons why the unemployed must support their employed brothers and sisters on strike. Enjoy.
This short article looks at the role of NGOs in the struggle of the APF noting some strengths and weaknesses