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'Mass struggle is the only road'

Theme: The WCAR, WSSD & SMI


Call Number: A2.1.5.3.1
Identifier: AL3290_A2.1.5.3.1
Title: 'Mass struggle is the only road'
Date: December 2002
Subject: Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF);
Mass struggle is the only road;
Social Movements Indaba - SMI;
World Summit on Sustainable Development - WSSD
Description: This public statement titled 'Mass struggle is the only road' appeared in "Khanya: a journal for activists", no. 2 December 2002. After the hugely successful mass march on the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) led by the Social Movements Indaba (SMI) of which the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) was the main driver, and also involving the Landless People's Movement (LPM), the SMI issued this public statement. It provides a succinct overview of the views and demands of the SMI in relation to the WSSD and importantly, commits the SMI (and thus the APF) to embrace mass struggle as its main strategic component. This public statement was not only crucial in shaping the overall political-ideological and organisational content and character of the APF for the remainder of its existence, but in many ways it marked the APF's strategic rejection of more institutionalised, inside-the-system politics. Not surprisingly, in the immediate years that followed the WSSD the APF and SMI constituent members became the target of intensified ANC and government derision and attack. Included in SAHA virtual exhibition - 'Transition's Child: The Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF)'
Creator: Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF)
Type: Article
Format: Access copy - pdf
Preservation - pdf
Source: SAHA collection AL3290
Language: English
Coverage: South Africa
Rights: Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF)
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