White media continues with fake news about the Gupta family

By BO Staff Writer White-owned media has struck again with yet another sensational fake story about the Gupta family. The white monopoly capital founded and funded so-called ‘investigative unit’, Amabhungane, News24 and Daily Maverick, have published a completely fake story about the owners of Oakbay and their tax returns. The story is entirely based on …

AmaBhungane’s Stefaans Brummer intimidates BLF leaders in the airport

By BO Staff Writer Today, AmaBhungane’s Stefaans Brummer intimidated Black First Land First (BLF) leaders, President, Andile Mngxitama, Deputy President, Zanele Lwana, Treasurer, Thandiswa Yaphi and Spokesperson Lindsay Maasdorp, at the Cape Town International Airport. Brummer, who Mngxitama has opened a case of intimidation against, followed the leaders and took pictures of them as they …

The fallacy of a ‘free media’ in South Africa

By Zimasa Mpemnyama Over the past few weeks, the phrase ‘free media’ has been used to characterise the media landscape of South Africa. Although the phrase has been in use for quite sometime now, it was catapulted into the national conversation again after the Black First Land First (BLF) movement picketed outside the home of …

BLF meets racist white journalists in High Court

By BO Staff Writer In a court room full of Black First Land First (BLF) land activists, the anti-racist movement came face-to-face with white racist journalists, and their black lackeys, arguing that it was their right to protest against racists. BLF was brought to court by the South African National Editor’s Forum (SANEF) for their …

BLF taken to court by white racist journalist

By BO Staff Writer White racist journalists, including Peter Bruce, Adriaan Basson and Tim Cohen, have taken the black radical movement, Black First Land First (BLF) to court for demonstrating their right to protest. The movement has heavily criticised white owned media for its hypocrisy and racism – covering up white corruption and making it …

White propaganda and the black “bewildered herd”: On the recent media attacks on Black First Land First

By Ncedisa Mpemnyama The war has begun and all are called to take sides. The war is between white monopoly capital versus those who are resisting it. On the one hand you have a faction inside the African National Congress (ANC) led by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and his lieutenant, former Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, …

The power of repetition in propaganda 

By Yerushka Chetty Comrades try this at home. Pick a person and remind them for the next two weeks how beautiful and loved they are. Be consistent. Do this daily for two weeks.  Take another person that you see everyday and for the next two weeks create a story – any story, for example, of …

BLF writes to press ombudsman against News24

By BO Staff Writer The Black First Land First (BLF) movement has written a letter to the press ombudsman demanding that News24 be punished for its distortion of comments made by Professor Chris Malikane at its Blacks in Dialogue event. After Blacks in Dialogue, Malikane was misquoted by a News24 report as having said that …