From the classics: ON INDIVIDUALISM

Image credit: CRIENGLISH.com by Mao Zedong The tendency towards individualism in the Red Army Party organization manifests itself as follows: 1. Retaliation. Some comrades, after being criticized inside the Party by a soldier comrade, look for opportunities to retaliate outside the Party, and one way is to beat or abuse the comrade in question. They …

On contradictions, from Mao to Mngxitama

By BO Staff Writer Five decades ago, when the Maoist wave was at its heights, Mao Zedong’s distinction between “primary” and “secondary” contradictions was the main currency in political conceptualization and discourse. The same principle was clarified by Steve Biko in the 1970’s when he pointedly said that “the main contradiction in South Africa is …

A Response to Steve Lebelo

By Mandla Mbuyisa The KwaZulu-Natal provincial convenor of the Black First Land First (BLF) movement Thobani Zikalala usually says, “People are not obliged to comment on everything”, and today I dedicate these words to Malesela Steve Lebelo. In the South African politics, recycling has become a norm – where people take serious platforms and say …

In honor of the Chinese Long March

By BO Staff Writer After the Long March, when the Chinese Red Army had arrived in Northern Shensi, the Political Bureau of the Central Committee met in December 1935  to interrogate the various problems regarding tactics against imperialism. Subsequent to this meeting Mao Zedong delivered a report containing an analysis of these problems at the …