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 …

Randle Irwin and the need to reimagine the black body as revolutionary being

Featured Image: Randle Irwin. Photo: Randle Irwin/Facebook By BO Staff Writer In April 1917 Mao Zedong in “A study of physical education” pointedly indicated that, “(p)hysical education not only strengthens the body but also enhances our knowledge”. In this context he invoked the saying: “Civilize the mind and make savage the body”. Now listen very …