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(en) African Anarchist Collective Tokologo #3 - TOKOLOGO AFRICAN ANARCHIST COLLECTIVE (TAAC) - STATEMENT OF INTENT - Adopted at TAAC general mee? ng, 16 March 2013

Date Fri, 08 Aug 2014 19:21:44 +0300


A. What is the TAAC? ---- The Tokologo African Anarchist Collective is a loose collective of anarchists and anarchist-sympathisers who are community and worker activists. Its members function primarily as educators. ---- It seeks to meet regularly to learn about and work towards spreading the ideas of anarchism within the working class residing in South Africa. These ideas are aimed at contributing to building: ---- o a revolutionary counter-culture, and ---- o revolutionary organisations of counter-power to ight and defeat domination and exploitation. This can be done by promoting direct working class organisational democracy and accountability ---- B. What does the TAAC seek to do? ---- The members meet regularly at general meetings once a month to discuss, debate and learn about the ideas of anarchism. The members meet to learn community and worker organising skills.

The members meet to co-ordinate the activities of the TAAC. These are:

1. Organising and carrying out working class community-based workshops

2. Creating and distributing propaganda relevant to the work of the TAAC and anarchism (this propaganda includes, but is not limited to TAAC newsletters, statements and t-shirts).

C. Why do we do this?

The TAAC seeks to develop an understanding of
anarchism - its ideas, strategies and tactics - amongst
those living and organising in working class and poor
communities in South Africa. The TAAC seeks to do this
through the activities mentioned in B.

The TAAC seeks to organise these activists and
communities around the ideas, strategies and tactics of
anarchism.

The TAAC seeks to build itself by attracting more people
to join the TAAC.

The TAAC seeks to revive a spirit of counter-culture
and optimism about struggle and organisation against
domination and exploitation in these communities.
Another way of doing this is by seeking to regularly
meet with active community-based organisations.

D. Who can join the TAAC?

Membership to the TAAC is not open to everyone on
request.

Members must be educators of the ideas of anarchism.
As such those who seek to join the TAAC must have been
educated about these ideas beforehand, as well as being
taught how to educate others about the ideas.

The TAAC seeks to develop an individual's understanding
of anarchism. In so doing, the individual must become
fully aware of the ideas of the TAAC and the processes
and commitments required to join the TAAC.

Membership is granted to an individual by collective
member decision. It will be based on:

1. An individual having participated in a community-
based workshop. At the workshop, individuals either
approach TAAC members with a desire to continue
their anarchist education, or are identi ied by a TAAC
member present;

2. These individuals are then invited to participate in the
already existing process of education (the Anarchist
Political School, APS); and then

3. the individual's own desire to join once they have
graduated from the APS

Membership is open to APS graduates who identify as
anarchists or to those who do not identify as anarchists.
However, membership is granted to those who share the
vision of the TAAC. Members then commit to spreading
the ideas of anarchism in working class and poor
communities as determined by collective TAAC decision.

E. How are TAAC decisions made and
by whom?

All TAAC decisions are agreed to at the monthly general
meetings of the members. It is at these meetings that
mandates are decided on and volunteered to.

These decisions and mandates are decided by general
agreement at these monthly general meetings.

The TAAC may choose to form smaller collectives to
carry out speci ic tasks, e.g. an Editorial Collective.
These collectives are decided on and formed at their
monthly general meetings. These collectives may decide
on their own tasks. However, these collectives must be
accountable to the general body of members. These
decisions and tasks must fall within the mandate for
these smaller collectives as decided by the members
at the monthly general meeting. These collectives must
report back to general monthly meeting, as determined
by their mandate and collective decision.
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