News, views & reviews of Lucien van der Walt & Michael Schmidt's groundbreaking, widely praised book, 'Black Flame: the revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism'. First of 2 volumes, 'Black Flame' re-examines anarchism's democratic class politics, vision of a decentralized economy, &1 50 year impact on popular struggles worldwide. Launched in Australia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden & USA.
Black Flame: Anarkismens och Syndikalismens Revolutionära Klasspolitik
Lördag 17 december 2011 kl 16
Lucien van der Walt från Sydafrika presenterar sin bok Black Flame: Anarkismens och Syndikalismens Revolutionära Klasspolitik ("Black Flame: The Revolutionary Class Politics of Anarchism and Syndikalism")
Plats: Joe Hillgården, Nedre Bergsgatan 28, Gamla Gefle
UK: London Book event, 10th December 2011, "BLACK FLAME: the revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism"
Lucien van der Walt, of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, will speak on "Black Flame: the revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism," at Freedom Bookshop, London, on Saturday 10th December.
Co-authored with Michael Schmidt, also of Johannesburg, "Black Flame" examines the anti-authoritarian class politics of the anarchist/syndicalist movement, and its 150 years of popular struggle on five continents.
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".
"Black Flame" is being used in reading groups by activists in a number of countries. The book is, of course, primarily a schoalrly one, but it interfaces with the left and labour milieu in interesting ways.
There are various groups in South Africa, Canada, Denmark, US, Australia, New Zealand ...