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 …

‘On the correct handling of contradictions among the people’ – lessons from Mao Zedong

By BO Staff Writer While many of us are able to identify a counter revolutionary current and those driving it, we are not capacitated to deal with this phenomena. Moreover, we are often unable to differentiate between the contradictions that exist between the oppressed people and the enemy, and; the contradictions that prevail between the …