African Peoples' Democratic Union of Southern Africa

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The African Peoples' Democratic Union of Southern Africa (APDUSA) is a Trotskyist political group in South Africa. Formed in 1961, it emerged from the Non-European Unity Movement, and was closely associated with I.B. Tabata, a leading Marxist who died in exile in 1990. Its aim was to end white minority domination of South Africa and ultimately achieve a socialist revolution supported by an alliance of the urban proletariat and peasantry.[1] APDUSA was involved in armed struggle in the 1960s, but suffered heavy repression from the apartheid state.[2] APDUSA remains active today [3] and publishes the APUDUSAN Newsletter.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Sharp (2011). Devisch, René; Nyamnjoh, Francis (eds.). The Postcolonial Turn. African Books Collective. p. 76. ISBN 9789956726653.
  2. ^ 'Robin Kayser & Mohamed Adhikari, 2004, "Peasant and Proletarian: A History of the African Peoples' Democratic Union of Southern Africa," Kleio, volume 36, number 1, pp. 5-27
  3. ^ "APDUSA: The African Peoples' Democratic Union of Southern Africa". APUDUSA. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  4. ^ "APUDUSAN Newsletter". APUDUSA. Retrieved 7 August 2018.

External links[edit]

  • APDUSA website and archive [1]
  • APDUSA/ NEUM online repository [2]