Thursday, February 18, 2010

"Black Flame", Cape Town launch, Thursday 11 March, 5:30 for 6:00

The Book Lounge presents the Cape Town launch of 

BLACK FLAME: the revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism
Lucien van der Walt & Michael Schmidt

'Black Flame' examines the anti-authoritarian class politics of the anarchist/syndicalist movement, and its 150 years of popular struggle on 5 continents. An indispensable conceptual and historical road map, with close attention to Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America, looking at its:

·   Opposition to hierarchy, capitalism and the state
·   Strategy: building revolutionary counter-power
·   History: labour, community, anti-imperialism
·   Agenda: participatory, cooperative economics
·   Revolutions: Mexico, Spain, Ukraine, Korea
·   Revival: today’s struggles

 This groundbreaking volume has been praised by reviewers as "deeply impressive", "fascinating, revealing and often startling", "a grand work of synthesis", "remarkable" "outstanding", "inspired" and "a welcome antidote to Eurocentric accounts".

THURSDAY 11 MARCH 2010 @  5.30 for 6.00

The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street (corner of Buitenkant), Cape Town


With thanks to Leopard's Leap Wines.

Please RSVP to /  021 462 2425.


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