AIDC Library

AIDC Resource and Information Centre Library

A space for activists and all those interested in understanding our rapidly changing world

 

About

AIDC hosts one of the most exciting libraries of progressive books, magazines and documentary films. The collection contains material essential for those wanting to come to terms with the global crisis in all its dimensions as well as books examining the post Apartheid transition.

Few libraries in the country contain the material that AIDC has gathered on such issues as globalisation, finacialisation, political economy, climate change, energy, food sovereignty and so many other topics essential for activists today.

Books covering debates and analysis on social movements, labour, patriarchy, gender and sexuality are just a few of the subjects that can be found in the library.

AIDC has more than 8000 books, monographs, magazines and journals that can be borrowed by members of the Resource and Information Centre. We have also created quiet spaces where activists can access the on-line catalogue, read and study. Knowledge is power. The AIDC Resource and Information Centre is the gateway towards enhanced understanding, information and knowledge.

You can access the online catalogue here

For whom

  • Trade Unionists
  • Students
  • Activists
  • NGO workers

and all those interested in understanding our rapidly changing world

Contact and opening hours

9am – 5pm

129 Rochester Road
Observatory, Cape Town

+27 21 447 5770
info@aidc.org.za 

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4 comments on “AIDC Library
  1. Sizwe says:

    Wow guys this is really amazing to see the Aidc Library’s link..

  2. Tholakee says:

    Reading an interesting book by Mackenzie Wark in the library with quotes that I like in the book “We do not own what we produce it own us
    Hackers use their knowledge and their wits to maintain their autonomy
    Land is the detachment of a resource from nature
    Education is a slavery,education enchains the mind and make it a resource for class power,the nature of the enslavement will reflect the current state of the class struggle for knowledge within the apparatus(not everyone is meant to be academic with your skills,talent naturally within but we are brainwashed to think in order to be successful life you must work not self employ when capital requires hands to do its dirty work education merely trains useful hands to tend machines and docile bodies meant to accept as natural

    • Sizwe says:

      The Intensification of Surveillance is a book by Kirstie Ball and Frank Webster.It focuse on the rise on surveillance across the world ever since 9/11 in the US.However wht interested me is the Aamericanization of the entire world by the US military as well as US intelligence agencies.

      In the book its shown that the management of these intelligence agencies is decentralized across the world.Each able to operate completely independet of the other.

      As we have seen the rise of talks on intelligence gathering methodologies in SA including technology,this so happens that its the US governments priority that technologies of mass intelligence gathering should be on the rise across the world.And one would imagine that any other government besides the US would also follow suit.Mentioned apart from the US is Europe.

      The book then delves deeper into the rules of data mining,joined up surveillance and information warfare.People’s privacy compromised,at what cost? My thinking on intelligence has changed ever since reading this book..

  3. Tholakee says:

    1 November 2017
    One million climate jobs booklet launch
    The book is clear to the point easy to read for people on the ground,Just transaction to low carbon economy is the future

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