BLF marks Russian revolution centenary

By BO Staff Writer BLF celebrated the Great October Revolution in an overnight event in Pretoria reflecting on the lessons of its legacy. The following is an article that was published on 28 October 2017, just before the occassion on the BLF website and is reissued by BO. This year marks the 100th year of …

How the Russian Revolution Inspired and Assisted National Liberation Struggles

By Rebeca Toledo This article was originally published on the Telesur website. When the Russian Revolution triumphed in October 1917, most of the rest of the world was colonized by the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United States. But under the leadership of Vladimir Lenin, the revolution became the inspiration for …

BLF holds successful Russian revolution event

By BO Staff Writer Last night, the radical black consciousness movement, Black First Land First (BLF), commemorated the Russian revolution with a night of talks, intellectual engagement and a film screening. The event was held at Mthubi The Hub in Hatfield in Pretoria, where a group of black artists have occupied a house and hold …