Shack Dwellers’ Movement
S'bu Zikode of Abahlali baseMjondolo_Peoples Dispatch “We are committed to seizing true freedom”

S’bu Zikode of Abahlali baseMjondolo, the shack dwellers’ movement of South Africa, talks about the attacks on their occupations, the nature of state response and the possibilities of resistance at a social and political level.

SA Abahlali South African police arrests shack dwellers’ leader for protesting illegal demolitions

Melita Ngcobo, the chairperson of Abahlali baseMjondolo’s Vusimuzi branch in the Tembisa township, was assaulted and arrested while protesting the illegal demolition of shacks, which had been barred by a court

People’s BRICS: Decisive battle against anti-people, imperialist forces

During People’s BRICS, which took place in Brazilian capital Brasilia, participants resolved to fight a decisive battle against anti-people, imperialist forces

Around the world 54 | Berta Caceres case | Coal workers' strike in India | Abahlali baseMjondolo Ep 54: Berta Caceres case, Coal workers’ strike in India, attack on Abahlali baseMjondolo

In this episode of Around the world in 8 minutes, we take a look into the Berta Caceres case, coal workers’ strike in India, the demolition of shacks of slum dwellers’ movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo in South Africa.

South African security personnel demolish two settlements housing poor urban families

“Not only did the authorities demolish the shacks, but also poured kerosene and burnt the belongings our people had left behind. They came later in the evening to find all their possessions burnt down,” said George Bonono of Abahlali baseMjondolo

Around the world ep 31 Around the World in 8 Minutes | Episode 31

In this episode, we take a look into the anti-US military base protests in Ecuador, police repression on South African shack-dwellers’ movement and Palestinian campaign against PUMA for Israeli sponsorship.

Police attack shack dwellers’ movement’ settlement for third time this month

The police demolished 26 houses at Abahlali baseMjondolo’s Azania settlement which were rebuilt after last week’s attack. Nearly 150 people were rendered homeless

“The comrades will keep rebuilding till the land is theirs”

On Thursday, police and the anti-land invasion unit demolished 70 houses at the Azania land occupation of the shack dwellers’ movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo. The residents, who were left homeless, are fighting back by rebuilding

South African police attack Abahlali settlements, destroy more than 100 homes

The shack-dwellers’ movement has called the demolitions “illegal” as it were carried out without a court order. Members are now rebuilding the shacks, vowing to continue the struggle.

Abahlali baseMjondolo loses data after an office break-in, fears it could be used to target the members

The Shack-dwellers movement suspects intelligence agents operating for Durban mayor to be behind the office break-in.

AROUND-THE-WORLD-EP-18 copy Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 18

In this episode, we look into the Palestinian political prisoner’s hunger strike, attack on South Africa’s Shack-dweller movement and solidarity messages by activists across the globe for Julian Assange.

Durban shack dwellers’ movement wins two key legal battles against municipality, ANC

The Abahlali baseKhenana won an order, halting the activities of the anti-land invasion unit of the municipality. Following the order, an attempt by ANC members to occupy the land was foiled by another court direction

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