Bikisha Media Collective
South African anarchist project
--Class Struggle, Capitalism and the State
--Fighting and Defeating Racism
--Ending Women's Oppression
--Trade Unions and Revolution
"Anarchism is not mysticism; it is not a discourse on beauty; it is not a cry of despair... It carries within itself the truth, the heroism and the aspirations of the masses, and it is today the only social doctrine which the masses can count on in their struggle... Anarchism must go to the masses and merge with them."
Piotr Arshinov, 1923, History of the Makhnovist Movement, 1918-1921
Who we are:
Welcome to the homepage of the Bikisha Media Collective, a South African anarchist media project. Founded on the revolutionary principles of class-struggle anarchism in October 1999, the Bikisha Media Collective has the following aims:
We are NOT a political party or an anarchist political organisation, nor do we pretend to be. We are just a project working towards the above goals. That is our only role for now. Later? We'll see.
The Bikisha Media Collective works in close cooperation with Zabalaza Books, an anarchist publishing and distribution project based in Durban, South Africa. Back
Our work is guided by the following principles:
Founded by Mikhail Bakunin and his allies in the International
Workingmen's Association (1864-1876), revolutionary anarchism has always
stood for the rights of the working class and peasantry, for social and
economic equality for all, and social revolution against the capitalist
class and its' allies.
We raise the red-and-black flag of class war
against the ruling class of the world.
We raise the red-and-black flag of class war against the ruling class of the world.
We draw inspiration from the noble history of anarchism and revolutionary syndicalism, including our own predecessors in South Africa, such as the International Socialist League and the Industrial Workers of Africa (see the African anarchist history page). We are also inspired by the ideas of the Organisational Platform of the Libertarian Communists, the most important anarchist document of the twentieth century.
It is only through anarchism that the working classes and peasantries of the west, east and south will end the nightmare of capitalism and its' latest phase, neo-liberalism.
And, today, it is anarchism, which is at the forefront of the struggle against neo-liberalism. Witness the Seattle protests! Anarchism which has never betrayed the working class, like the nationalist parties, the Marxists and the social democrats. If you want to fight for social justice, and a new and better world, you should get involved with the real movement for change.
What we do:
Since our founding, the Bikisha Media Collective and its' members have
Go to our pamphlets
BMC, suite no. 153, private bag X42, Braamfontein, 2017, South Africa