This section contains writings by the left past and present on the theory of organising.
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 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
The end of the term of "democraticaly" elected councillors leaves communities with the wealth of education about ANC capitalists agents in the municipalities of our Country. During their term in office people learnt about EVICTIONS, WATER AND ELECTRICITY CUT-OFFS, PRIVATISATIONS AND JOB LOSSES, ILLITERACY AND UNDERDEVELOPMENT, POVERTY AND CORRUPTION.
When the World Social Forum comes to Africa we must be ready, comrades