Collating news, views and reviews of Lucien van der Walt and Michael Schmidt's groundbreaking and widely praised book, 'Black Flame: the revolutionary class politics of anarchism and syndicalism'. First of two volumes, 'Black Flame' re-examines anarchism's democratic class politics, its vision of a decentralized planned economy, and its impact on popular struggles in five continents over the last 150 years. Launches so far in Brazil, Britain, Canada, Germany, Mexico, South Africa and Sweden.
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 ...