Black First Land First (BLF) joins the voices that have called on government to reverse its irrational and murderous decision to reopen schools on 1 June 2020 when the country shifts into level three of a 5-level lockdown system. We believe that the government’s decision is part of the herd immunity policy which it is not revealing is going to lead to mass infections and potential death.
The herd immunity strategy is a policy of death and by following it government is allowing its citizens to get infected by the virus in a controlled manner. At level 3 of the lockdown children are being unleashed into the open to become transmitters of the virus to their households.
The pressure to return to normal is part of the plan of white monopoly capital (WMC) which in turn has made its money through the stimulus packages, the destruction of the labour market and the consequent massive loss of jobs, and the obliteration of small businesses. Now WMC wants everything to go back to normal. This shutdown was never about health.
We call on all parents, and teachers to oppose the irrational decision of the government to reopen schools from 1 June 2020 and defy the murderous call to send their children back to school.
Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)
26 May 2020
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Reposted from the BLF website.