The power of repetition in propaganda 

By Yerushka Chetty Comrades try this at home. Pick a person and remind them for the next two weeks how beautiful and loved they are. Be consistent. Do this daily for two weeks.  Take another person that you see everyday and for the next two weeks create a story – any story, for example, of …

BLF writes to press ombudsman against News24

By BO Staff Writer The Black First Land First (BLF) movement has written a letter to the press ombudsman demanding that News24 be punished for its distortion of comments made by Professor Chris Malikane at its Blacks in Dialogue event. After Blacks in Dialogue, Malikane was misquoted by a News24 report as having said that …

VIDEO+PICTURES: Chris Malikane stands firm: radical economic transformation is the only solution

By BO Staff Writer Radical economic transformation, in terms of changing the structure and ownership patterns of the land and economy, is the only solution to the question of vast inequality in the country, Professor Chris Malikane told a packed room of Black people at the Black First Land First (BLF) movement’s monthly Blacks In …

Helen Zille and the arrogance of whiteness

By Lerato Lephatsa “The function, the very serious function of racism, is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being. Somebody says you have no language, so you spend 20 years proving that you do. Somebody says your head isn’t shaped properly, so …

Wits University won’t silence Prof Malikane 

By BO Staff Writer The vice chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) Professor Adam Habib took to Twitter to clarify the university’s position on academic freedom. Habib was emphatic that Wits won’t silence Prof Malikane. This follows what appears to be a coordinated campaign by white monopoly capital to silence Prof Malikane who …

White media lying about Malikane “take up arms” comment

By BO Staff Writer Yesterday, the Black First Land First (BLF) movement’s blacks only monthly event, Blacks In Dialogue (BID), hosted the finance minister’s advisor, Professor Chris Malikane, to discuss his ideas around radical economy transformation. In the talk, Malikane highlighted the need for a minimum program which would unite “progressive” black people across the …

Elvis Ramosebudi: A hustler, mentally unstable or a threat to national security?

By BO Staff Writer The man accused by the Hawks of plotting mass assassinations of politicians and prominent South Africans made his first appearance in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court this morning. Wearing all black and looking calm, the man now known to be Elvis Ramosebudi, allegedly sent letters to wealthy businessmen asking for funding for …

An open letter to Rehad Desai: Your films are anti-black

By Yerushka Chetty Yesterday, I watched with anticipation your much publicised new documentary on Al jazeera about the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema’s rise to national politics, Julius vs The ANC. But I was very disappointed by the underwhelming and uncomplex film. You intentionally left a lot of things out in the documentary …

Make No Mistake: There is a media blockade against Venezuela

By Rachael Bothroyd Rojas This article was originally published on the venezuela analysis website. Since April 4th, opposition militants have been carrying out targeted acts of violence, vandalism and arson, as well as deliberately clashing with security forces in an attempt to plunge the country into total chaos and forcefully remove the elected socialist government. …