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'Anti-Privatisation Forum goes to Durban'

Theme: The WCAR, WSSD & SMI


Call Number: A1.2.7.1
Identifier: AL3290_A1.2.7.1
Title: 'Anti-Privatisation Forum goes to Durban'
Date: September 2001
Subject: Activists;
African National Congress - ANC;
Anti-Privatisation Forum - APF;
Marches;
Mass action;
Mobilisation;
Privatisation;
Racism;
World Conference against Racism - WCAR
Description: This pamphlet titled "Anti-Privatisation Forum goes to Durban" was produced by the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) for the World Conference against Racism (WCAR) held in Durban in September 2001. The APF's first large scale mobilisation was centred on the WCAR. With very few resources, the APF mobilised hundreds of its activists and community members to go down to Durban by train and join up with the thousands of other South African and international activists and organisations who gathered outside the Conference for a mass march and the occupying of an alternative space separate from the formal Conference to oppose what was seen as both the Conference's and the ANC-government's effective whitewashing of the entrenched and lived legacies of racism. For the APF specifically, direct connections were made to the agenda of privatisation and associated lack of democratic participation and control of the majority. While the WCAR mobilisation was not without its problems, it marked the APF's public intention to engage in larger-scale direct mass action and to link the struggles of South African poor communities with a more macro-international critique and opposition to the character of neoliberal capitalism. Included in SAHA virtual exhibition - 'Transition's Child: The Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF)'
Creator: Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF)
Type: Pamphlet
Format: Access copy - pdf
Preservation copy
Source: SAHA collection AL3290
Language: English
Coverage: South Africa
Rights: Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF)
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