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 …

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 …

Black Agenda on the oppression of women and the LGBTQIA+ community

Featured Image: Black women activists and feminists from the Combahee River Collective. Photo: BlackThen.com By BO Editorial Collective Today, BO presents CHAPTER 5 of the BLACK AGENDA on the oppression women and the LGBTQIA+ community. Please send your questions, comments, feedback, or help others to send their input to the following email address: [email protected] “The …

In Defence of Strini Moodley the Klipgooier

Featured Image: Late Black Consciousness leader Strini Moodley. Photo: umtapo centre By BO Staff Writer “Even the dead will not be safe from the enemy if he wins” – Walter Benjamin The annual Strini Moodley memorial lecture by the Umtapo Center in partnership with the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) was given this year by …

Black Agenda On Racism

By BO Editorial Collective Today’s installment of the BLACK AGENDA is chapter 4 thereof which elaborates BLF’s position and program of action on RACISM. Please read, engage and submit your comments via the following email address: [email protected] BLACK AGENDA is committed to ending racism by ending white supremacy. Racism affects all black people irrespective of age, generation, …

Black Agenda On Housing And Townships

By BO Editorial Collective As promised, Black Opinion shall in the next few days publish chapters of the BLF Black Agenda on a daily basis. Today we offer you chapter 3 of the BLACK AGENDA ON HOUSING AND TOWNSHIPS. Please share your thoughts with us via the following email address: [email protected] Townships and squatter camps …

Black Agenda On Education

Black Opinion shall in the next few days publish chapters of the BLF Black Agenda on a daily basis. Today we offer you chapter 12 of the BLACK AGENDA ON EDUCATION. Please share your thoughts with us via the following email address: [email protected]   “Education must be for liberation! The current education system is designed …

Invitation To The Black Agenda Launch Conference

Black First Land First (BLF) invites all its members and supporters to the launch of the Black Agenda. BLF shall hold its launch conference in Soweto on the 14 of May 2016. The launch conference shall adopt the founding policies and principles under the title BLACK AGENDA. To participate in the conference please RSVP by …