Friday, October 9, 2009

Living learning and the University of the Poor

Abahlali baseMjondolo, the South African shack dwellers' movement, has developed a powerful base of "movement knowledge" through its intellectual work as a "University of the Poor" (see
this link for more).

They've just co-published a remarkable document entitled "Living learning", documenting discussions between Abahlali activists and activists from the Rural Network. It's available for
download here.

Abahlali has just come under massive attack in the Kennedy Road, Durban, settlement, from paramilitaries linked to the local ANC (now a clientelist enforcer of neo-liberalism and no longer a popular liberation movement) supported by the police. Ongoing coverage here; one open letter is available for signing here.


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