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 …

Fidel Castro: Cuba’s achievments and America’s Wars

By BO Staff Writer Yesterday was the official send off of the Cuban revolutionary, Fidel Castro. Today we republish his great speech on Cuba’s achievements during its revolutionary struggle. This speech was delivered at the May Day rally held in Revolution Square, Havana, May 1, 2003. This speech was originally published on the Marxists.org website. …

Letter to President Zuma from BLF

Dear President Zuma We write this letter with a clear understanding that your presidency is under attack from white settler monopoly capital. This attack is led by the two most powerful families in South Africa – the Oppenheimers using Sipho Pityana as their bulldog and the Rupert family which is more honest in mobilising regime …

Venezuela on the threshold of a bloody coup!

By BO Staff Writer Venezuela is on the brink of another coup by the national bourgeoisie in cahoots with its global wing, Western imperialism, who have just failed to remove President Maduro via a recall referendum that the courts had effectively stopped. To this end, the courts of various states had, through the annulment of …