Lenin and Biko on consciousness

Image: Stephen Bantu Biko & Vladimir Ilich Lenin By Andile Mngxitama Steve Biko’s Black Consciousness Movement was basically a movement of the intelligentsia, the middle class university students. This intelligentsia was rooted in the black working class by family and by life. The apartheid reality pushed the black middle class into the same conditions as …

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 …

Love and Revolution

By BO Staff Wriiter Black Opinion is featuring an excerpt from the article “Love and Revolution: an interview with Srećko Horvat” which strikes at the core of the subject matter. The article has been accessed from the roarmag website. “It is a curious fact that with every great revolutionary moment the question of ‘free love’ …

BO republishes the pamphlet “On Strikes” by Vladimir Lenin

Featured Image: A portrait of Vladimir Lenin taken in Switzerland in 1916. Photo: Marxists.org. By BO Editorial Collective In celebration of May Day Black Opinion (BO) republishes the pamphlet “On Strikes” written by Vladimir Lenin in 1899. “On Strikes[2] In recent years, workers’ strikes have become extremely frequent in Russia. There is no longer a single …