Understanding the Zimbabwe coup

by Gregary Elich Long-roiling factional conflict within Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF political party exploded last week in a military coup that quickly seized control of the government and state media. The coup was led by Commander of Zimbabwe Defense Forces Constantino Chiwenga, who is closely aligned with former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa. Emboldened by President Robert Mugabe’s declining mental …

BLF in solidarity with Zuma, NDZ and Guptas

By BO Staff Writer The following article was previously published on 20 October 2017 on the BLF website and is reissued by BO. Black First Land First (BLF) is appalled by the reports that the United States and British imperialism have now decided to interfere directly in the affairs of South Africa. The reports that …

‘Moody’s get out of South Africa!’ – BLF

By BO Staff Writer The following article was previously published on the BLF website on 8 September 2017 and is now reissued by Black Opinion: Black First Land First (BLF) notes that the imperialist, racist, rating agency, Moody’s, has come out against Radical Economic Transformation. Moody’s is the economic hitman of imperialism to terrorise nations …

#PravinGordhanLondonRoadTrip – Lets do the math

By Yerushka Chetty All important decisions relating to governing South Africa (S.A.) to exploit our labour as well as our mineral and natural resources, take place in London under the guise of #LondonRoadShows. This is evident from the fact that all of our politicians are called to London just before important political and economic decisions …

The 10 Victories of President Maduro in 2016

By Ignacio Ramonet In early 2016,Venezuela’s authorities had very difficult problems to solve. Namely, 1) the neoliberal opposition had won the legislative elections of 2015 and controlled the National Assembly, 2) the price of oil, the main export of Venezuela, had fallen to its lowest point in decades, and 3) US President Barack Obama had …

Andile Mngxitama: Political Report to the 1st BLF National Strategic Planning Meeting

By BO Staff Writer On 12 December 2016 the National Convener of the black conscious movement Black First Land First (BLF), Andile Mngxitama, officially opened the movement’s first National Strategic Planning (NSP) meeting by delivering this political report. The speech provides political insight on everything from the USA elections, imperialism to the Fees Must Fall …

Imperialism in the Philippines. Lessons for South Africa

By Andre Vltchek There is a sense of change in those narrow and desperate alleys of the Baseco slum in the Philippines’ capital Manila. For the first time in many years a beautiful, noble lady visited; against all odds she decided to stay. Her name is Hope. Baseco is a tough, crime-ridden region built from …