Arise! Vukani! was published by Action Youth in Johannesburg representing the principles of Action Youth which are cited as anti-racism, anti-imperialism, anti-ethnicity, anti-collaboration and anti-sexism. It was an initiative by working, unemployed and student youth residing in Soweto, Lenasia, Eldorado Park, Riverlea, Bosmount and Fordsburg, all in the the Transvaal Province. Coverage and analysis was of liberation struggles taking place, mainly in South Africa, but also other national and class struggles in countries such as Grenada, El Salvador, Eritrea, Palestine and Namibia. Support was also given to Third World countries in which ruling parties were engaged in the process of socialist reconstruction such as Zimbabwe, Angola and Mozambique.