Gratitude

Dear Sir or Madam I wish to thank you and congratulate you for the wonderful and insightful publication that is Black Opinion. I am a keen student of history, in particular South African history,  I have come to learn a great deal about South African history from your articles. History that was and is not …

Black Agenda on Art & Culture

Featured Image: A powerful painting by South African, Cape Town based artist Dathini Mzayiya. By BO Editorial Team CHAPTER 19 of the BLACK AGENDA on Art & Culture agitates for a revolutionary culture, in the context of the decolonization project, giving optimal play to creativity in the attainment of black liberation and the obliteration of …

APLA Liberation Fighters Still in Jail for Fighting Apartheid

By Andiswa Flatela Recapping the story and moving forward: This is a continuation of the official updates on the campaign. I will summarise what has been communicated for the sake of new members. For further details you can check for the previous official updates in chronological order on the page. The #FreeAPLAPrisoners Campaign was initiated …

Lessons from Brazil for South Africa: The Corrupt Leading Campaigns against Corruption

Featured Image: Brazil’s Planning Minister Romero Juca attends a news conference in Brasilia, Brazil, May 23, 2016. Photo: Reuters/Adriano Machado By BO Editorial Collective Black Opinion has been running articles showing how imperialist regime change by opposition parties in Brazil and South Africa use similar tactics and share the same ideology. Furthermore, these opposition parties are …

Explaining the retreat of the Left in Latin America: Reform vs Revolution

Featured Image: Left Radical Sociologist James Petras Note from the Black Opinion Editorial Collective We republish this essay by James Petras, a leading left radical sociologist who has been studying the Latin American political and social revolutions and their failures for well over three decades. The recent crisis of left governments from Venezuela to Brazil …

Nothing to celebrate on Africa Day

Featured Image: Freedom Fighter Nehanda Nyakasikana with some of the anti-colonial warriors who led the Shona rebellion of 1896-1897 against European rule in Zimbabwe. Photo: KK Net Media By BO Editorial Collective Black Opinion reissues this BLF statement on celebrating ‘Africa Day’ . Black First Land First (BLF) honors those African ancestors who stepped up against …

Black Agenda on Sankarist People’s Local Government Manifesto

By BO Editorial Team CHAPTER 20 of the BLACK AGENDA on Sankarist People’s Local Government Manifesto suggests a dynamic fully responsive state form at local government level and by extension nationally. This is particularly instructive in the context of the upcoming Local Government Elections. Please send your questions, queries, comments, feedback, etc. to the following …

BLF calls for evictions of the poor to end NOW!

Featured Image: The aftermath on Tuesday morning of the protest in Hammanskraal. Photo: Steven Tau/The Citizen By BO Editorial Collective Black Opinion republishes this Black First Land First statement on the anti-poor evictions sanctioned by the government in Hammanskraal. Black First Land First (BLF) calls on the ANC government to immediately declare a stop on all …

Black political leaders are the “Red Ants” of white supremacy – lessons from Hammanskraal

Featured Image: Members of the Red Ants  tear down several structures in central Johannesburg. Photo: Marco Longari/ AFP By Andile Mngxitama In memory of the blacks who died in Hamanskraal as “Red Ants” on 23 May 2016 On a cold winter’s morning, the landless people of Hammanskraal north of Pretoria, found themselves under attack from hordes of other …