Cork: Southern Africa Anarchism and Contemporary Social Struggles


The Cork branch of the Workers Solidarity Movement are hosting the visit of an anarchist comrade from South Africa, and are holding a public meeting in the Victoria Hotel, Patrick St., Cork, at 8. p.m. on Tuesday the 27th of October called 'Anarchism and Contemporary Social Struggles in Southern Africa'This meeting will present a brief history of southern African anarchism and anarcho-syndicalism and the current situation South African anarchists face.

It will also deal with the current context: the xenophobic pogroms of 2008, the recent election of Jacob Zuma as president and what his administration means for the popular classes, the effects of the global economic crisis on South Africa - the recent wave of strikes, community revolts and more, and activities anarchists are involved in.

Our comrade's presentation will also look at the situations and struggles in Zimbabwe and Swaziland, and relate how events in the southern Africa region connect with other struggles around the world, like here in Ireland.

Date: Tuesday 27th October.
Time: 8 p.m.
Venue: Victoria Hotel, Patrick St.